Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Snowdonia - North Wales

Hey everyone, Last weekend i went away on a trip to Snowdonia (North Wales) with some friends and two mountain leaders. During the stay in Wales we didn't have much time becuase of the Giant! drive up there, however i was able to shoot pictures all weekend of everything and anything!!.
Snowdonia is the first Mountainous Range that I've properly walked in other than the Peak district, and i must say that the place is truly incredible.You can walk all day and turn round every 10 minutes or so and there will be a completely different image due to the ever changing weather conditions on the mountains.
The first day there we hiked to the top of Snowdon, the largest mountain in Wales. Snowdon stands strong at 1085Meters above sea level that's about 3500ft.
On the second day we walked not to the top, but around Devils Kitchen, Another Large mountain. Unfortunately we were unable to make it to the top because we were so short on time!, truly gutting.
If there's one thing that i learnt last weekend it would be that the Nikon D300s coped incredibly well with the Harsh weather. Rain, Wind, Sleet and sometimes very cold air it tackled them all and came out fine, Very pleased.

But thats enough of me jabbering on about the climate and mountains, here's the images that i was able to shoot in the short space of time, hope you enjoy them!!!

Friday, 4 March 2011

Photoshop Comparison

Here are two versions of the same image, one that has been photoshopped (the brighter one) one that hasnt. The reason i have done this is firsty because my cousin tried lightening up an image of mine from flickr and succeded, heres how i got on at doing another one.

Below you can see the Un-photoshopped image of the rock pools... this image has had very minor photoshop work done to it such as levels and brightness/contrast adjustments.

Underneath this you can see the photoshopped image, the rocks in the foreground have been lightened up using Levels and Curves and the sky has been lightened and darkened in places using Dodge & Burn and
Colour balance. When lightening/darkening i used the Magic wand tool to adjust the brightness seperately.

This post was mainly here to show how easy it is to adjust any under or over exposed images using very minor photoshop adjustments.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011


As you may be aware i've spent the past few weeks in the Canaris island of Tenerife, unfortunatly i havent been shooting many pics this year due to the surf!! however the island holds many picturesque landscapes and unusual buldings ect. Last year i purchased the Nikon D300s (of which im still paying off) and this has been the first time using it propperly out of my comfort zone; and i must say its a treat to work with!. The camera works soo well under low light, you can boost the Iso levels right up and not notice much Noice level and the colours that the camera brings out are increddible!

Thursday, 17 February 2011


Dear people... Unfortunately i wont be doing much blogging over the next few weeks due to the fact that im on holiday in tenerife surfing, sun bathing, eating and relaxing, however hopefully i shall have some nice shots for when i get back so keep your eyes peeled!

Monday, 14 February 2011


 Over the last two weeks or so i've been shooting a series of images for a college project. This term's project was "Location Photography"; we were told that we need to shoot pictures for a chosen title of an article, the title i chose was "Take Me Home Country Road". 1/4 of the project had to be done using Film and the other 3/4 didgital.

Below you can View the final Images.

Monday, 24 January 2011


Again sorry about the upload dates but i've been a little busy thsese past few weeks!, in this blog post i'd like to show you a few images taken in the New Forest and my Local beach Highcliffe. The images were taken in the theme of Romanticism, this was a college task and i enjoyed doing it!.

Kit used include..

-Nikon D300s
-Sigma 10-20mm HSM
-Cokin Nd8 Graduated Filter
-Cokin ND 4 Graduated Filter
-Velbon tripod

The Fashion shoot for Maisie (8th January 2011)

Here's a few shots from another shoot i had to do for college. They involve me and a close friend on a day in Christchurch shooting pictures most the day and ending up in a cafe, (This is my first time shooting fashion so they may not be up to scratch!) hope you enjoy the shots!

The kit mainly used included.....

-Nikon D300s
-Nikon Sb600 speed light on TTL
-Nikon 50mm F1.8
-Sigma 10-20mm HSM
-Variety of Cokin Nd Graduated filters