How to Photograph Bluebells & Other Wild Flowers

How to Photograph Bluebells

Bluebells and springtime wildflowers are a beautiful sight to behold, and they make for stunning photographs. If you’re planning on taking some photos of bluebells this year, here are a few tips to help you get the best results: With a little planning and effort, you can capture stunning photographs of bluebells that will last […]

No Excuses!

I tried just about every excuse I could think of.. too late, weather sub-optimal, not feeling it etc etc. Fortunately, my long-suffering supportive wife kicked me out of the house to go get some photography done. A strong lesson in dropping the ego and worry about the pressure of perfect and just enjoying being out […]

Amongst The Poppies

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In this video, Christopher goes for a wander through fields of wildflowers on the Cornish coast. Using a long lens (Canon L 70-200mm f2.8 through a metabones adaptor) he captures some images that compress the depth of field providing a riot of colour from the poppies and corn marigolds. Close-ups of the flowers make the […]

Christmas Books for Photographers

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Looking for the perfect read to give to the wilderness photographer in your life!? Look no further. Here is my rundown of some top books that are sure to delight, inspire and inform any keen photographer. I have no affiliation with these authors (apart from my own offering!) they are just books I love and […]

Photobomber Strikes

Photobomber at St Nectan's Glen

All I need is 10 seconds! I’ve pre-researched my composition, the neutral density filter is screwed on and I’ve even already got the camera on the tripod. Once I’ve patiently waited my turn it will take me 2 seconds to place the tripod, let’s be generous and say 2 seconds to focus, then I just […]

Star Trails in StarStax

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I have a lasting memory of being sent into the garden as a lad, with my dad’s prized Rolleiflex 35mm SLR, and told to point it at the north star (Polaris) and keep the shutter open for an hour or so. Whether my father just wanted some quiet time, or thought it might inspire the […]

Catching a Comet

Capturing the Comet Neowise

The comet Neowise has captured the imaginations of many photographers around the world hoping to capture this beautiful moment that won’t be available again for another 6400 years! C/2020 F3, as it’s officially called is named after the Near-Earth Object Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) space telescope that first noticed it earlier this year. Having […]

Beyond Auto Course – Fly on the Wall

Wilderness Photographic student taking photos on a Cornish beach whilst having private photography tuition

Amber was gifted a 1:1 Beyond Auto day and I know it’s a big step for her. She is enthusiastic and has been taking pictures with a digital SLR for a while now but lacks confidence in getting the shot. She has taken a few that she really likes but is never sure what it […]

New Luminar AI Sky Replacement

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Skylum recently brought out their latest version of Luminar. It promises some interesting features involving Artificial Intelligence (AI), including super easy sky replacement. Having heard some pre-release details on podcasts I’ve been excited to have a play. Here is a quick post on some initial messing around with Luminar AI Sky Replacement. We all have […]