October 07 2018
wildlife nature photography

Wildlife nature photography

I’m preparing for my coming overseas trip at the mo where I feel blessed to go on a mission to return to photograph some of my favourite animals. This is the 18th year of running my Borneo orangutan fundraising trips which is where I’ll start this journey. Tanjung Puting National park is home to over […]

September 11 2018
Photography workshops Sussex

Photography workshops Sussex

It’s been a busy time recently running various photography workshops in sunny Sussex. As always it’s been a pleasure to meet so many new people to share and develop our photography skills. My remaining photography workshops for this season are all full now but I’ll be running an enhanced program again from next Spring. Here’s […]

August 17 2018

Photos and quotes

Five photos and quotes to end the week …  “Holding a grudge doesn’t make you strong; it makes you bitter. Forgiving doesn’t make you weak; it sets you free.” Buddha “If only you could kill time without injuring eternity.” Henry David Thoreau “Bad weather is good weather for photography.” “We cannot see our reflection in […]

August 01 2018

Namibia June 2018 trip report

Namibia June 2018 trip report It was such an utter pleasure to travel with Alpha, Ginnie, Robert, Lee, Derek, Jo and Russell during our recent Namibia wander. The general consensus amongst our group of well travelled souls was that this was the best trip of everyone’s entire lives. One of the many things I love […]

July 25 2018
Sossusvlei Namibia sand dunes

Sossusvlei Namibia sand dunes

Sossusvlei Namibia sand dunes Watching the sunrise dissolve the morning shadows in Sossusvlei, Namibia, is a such a spiritual experience that mere words cannot begin to do it justice. Here’s a few photos from this magical desert which contains the highest sand dunes on our rather lovely planet. Scuplted by the winds into an ever […]

July 13 2018
desert elephants namibia

Desert elephants Namibia

Desert elephants Namibia – a few photos from our recent encounter in Damaraland. It’s been a personal ambition for some time to try and photograph the desert elephants of Namibia. Often you just get a special vibe when searching for wildlife. As the first cracks of sunlight illuminated  our track through the heart of Damaraland […]

July 07 2018

Quiver tree forest Namibia pictures

Quiver tree forest Namibia pictures A few days ago I spent the night in the Quiver tree forest in Namibia which is utter heaven for photographers. If you love stars and photography then this area is fantastic as you’ll have very little light pollution. Below are a few pictures from the shoot including information on […]

June 26 2018
Eagle's Nest lodge in Mburo National Park

Mountain gorilla photography holiday trip report – 2

Massive thanks to Michal, Pat, Tom, David, Val and Marcia for being so wonderful on my latest Uganda trip which we’ve just finished. (There’s also a trip report and a few photos from our earlier Uganda trip here.) I normally start these trip reports with a mention of our mountain gorilla encounter as I do […]

June 17 2018
Shoebill Mabamba swamp Entebbe

Shoebill Mabamba swamp Entebbe

This morning I returned to the Mabamba swamp near Entebbe, Uganda, on our first outing with my next mountain gorilla photography tour. It’s been such a gorgeous day here and we were rewarded with some outstanding bird watching opportunities including a great sighting of the Shoebill which we even saw flying at close quarters. Above […]

June 15 2018
Landscape photography Uganda

Why I love Uganda

Uganda landscape photography With 18 primate species including mountain gorillas & chimpanzees and over a 1000 bird species Uganda is a wildlife haven but it’s also a great place for landscapes too. There’s more info on my future Uganda gorilla holidays here or scroll down below for a few landscape photos from this lush green […]

June 14 2018
Flycatcher bird African Blue

Ugandan birds

Uganda birds Uganda is rightly famous for its primates – close encounters with mountain gorillas and chimpanzees are all but guaranteed in several parts of this fertile land. But there’s so much more to Uganda. In terms of wildlife it’s home to 17 other primate species along with larger mammals such as elephant, lion, leopard […]

June 14 2018
Mountain gorilla photography tour

Uganda mountain gorilla trip report

We’ve just finished our first Uganda mountain gorilla trip for this year which was utterly wildlife tastic ! Massive thanks to Andy, Rob, Chris, Caroline, June and Pamela for being such a lovely group. Uganda is one of my favourite countries on our planet and I’ve been coming here regularly for many years now. Although […]

May 29 2018
Mountain gorilla photography tour Uganda

Mountain gorilla photography tour

I’m packed and ready to return to one of my favourite countries on our lovely planet ahead of my two mountain gorilla photography tours to Uganda this June. Although our mountain gorilla encounters will almost certainly be the pinnacle of these trips, Uganda has so much more to offer. With over 1100 species of birds […]

May 25 2018

The simple bear necessities

Huge thanks to Gill, Andy, Carlos, Linden and Barbara for coming on my recent bear and wolverine trip to northern Finland. It’s a quick turn around now as I leave for Uganda and Namibia soon but below are a few photos from this trip. Our first bear at about 11.30 pm on our first night […]

May 17 2018

Bears and meditation

I’m on my way back to the far north of Finland today for my annual bear trip in the land of the midnight sun. A group of six of us will spend the next few nights waiting in purpose built hides for bears, wolverines and if we’re lucky wolves to pass close by. With two […]

May 11 2018

Back button focusing advantages

On Wednesday I had the pleasure of a one-on-one Sussex photography day with Justine who has been taking lovely photos for some time.  One of the first things we did was to set her camera to back button focusing and I thought my explanation of the advantages of this focus system could have been defined […]

May 06 2018
Beachy Head

Waiting for the light

There are two particular pleasures of landscape photography that I just love, love, love. One is the walk to get to a particular vantage point and the other the meditative chance to just breathe and wait for the light. Last Friday I ran a Sussex one-on-one photography day with Colin where we explored the Seven […]

April 29 2018
Sussex landcape photography

Sussex landscape photos

Here’s a  few Sussex landscape photos along with some quotes that I like. Some of these were taken on my Sussex photography days – more info about these is here. “Some people create their own storms and then get upset when it rains.” Eva Gray There should be sunshine after rain; these things have always […]

April 23 2018
Wildlife photography courses Sussex

Wildlife photography courses

Over the last three days it’s been a pleasure to run wildlife photography workshops on Saturday, Sunday and Monday where again we were blessed with great weather. My weekend’s small group photography courses were held at the Wetland centre in Arundel while today I’ve been hosting a one-on-one day in Barnes, London. Thanks so much […]

April 14 2018

Sussex photography course 2018

Over the last six months or so I’ve been blessed to travel in some beautiful parts of the world including Indonesia, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and India. Arriving back in England in early April, I’d naively expected the weather to be Spring like and had arranged a series of Sussex photography workshops during April and May. […]

April 13 2018
Big cat photographs cheetah

Big cat photographs

I’ve been going through my collection of big cat photographs trying to narrow down a selection for a new calendar project. Here’s a selection of some of the pin ups ! All of the cheetah and lion photos were taken on my big cat trips which I’ve run in Tanzania several times over the past […]

April 05 2018

New Peru Amazon and Inca trip !

I’m delighted to announce that there is a new trip in the pipeline for June 2019 where we’ll be visiting and photographing the wildlife and Inca sites of Peru including of course Machu Picchu. More info is here and below are a few photos from this gorgeous country.

April 02 2018
Taj Mahal photography

Taj Mahal photography

Some places are so iconic that they are actually quite hard to photograph. Ask anyone for their most famous buildings in the world and the Taj Mahal will usually feature at or near the top of their list. Here’s a few thoughts on photographing the Taj Mahal. Thousands of people visit the Taj Mahal every […]

April 01 2018

Ranthambore tiger sightings

Ranthambore tiger sightings – trip report March 2018 Huge thanks to Jill, Russell, Marcel, Calijn and Sandra for being such a lovely group on this year’s tiger and Taj Mahal photography trip. We were rewarded with an incredible 20 tiger sightings between our two safari vehicles along with a range of other wildlife. I run […]

March 18 2018
Masaya volcano night

Volcano photography

One of the great pleasures of landscape photography is the journey to get to unusual parts of our planet. Volcanoes usually involve a long walk where you’re never quite sure what you’ll see at the end. I do love a volcano – they offer a glimpse and a vent into the power inside the gorgeous […]