Top 10 (Nearly)

January 21st, 2024

At the end of 2023 I posted a video listing what I thought were my top 10 images of that year. I wanted to limit the list to 10, but here are 7 more images that I considered adding, but ultimately left out.

Autumn Colours
Blue Morpho Butterlfy
Curbar Edge, Peak District
A Winter Wonderland
Berchtesgaden, Germany
St. Bartholomew’s Church, Konigsee, Germany
Winter Robin
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You can see the Top 10 that made it below.

How to print custom page sizes with the Epson XP-970

November 21st, 2023

I have a few photography printing videos on my YouTube channel and one of the questions I get asked most is; How do you set up the Epson XP-970 to print custom page sizes.

It’s actually quite simple, and I’ll explain the steps to do it below. A couple of things to note first though; A. You have to use the rear, manual paper feed and B. You have to print from a computer to the printer (not directly from the printer). I am using Lightroom on an Apple Mac computer, but it should be similar steps when using a Windows PC and/or your software of choice.


5 Low Cost Full-Frame Z Lenses

September 24th, 2023

If you own a Nikon Z camera, you’ll know that there are some really great lenses available, particularly the Nikon S-Line lenses. But you’ll also know that they’re quite expensive as well. Here I’m looking at five low-cost, full-frame options, which hopefully won’t break the bank but will still offer some decent performance and quality.


Is Threads a Good Platform for Photographers?

September 16th, 2023

In the ever-evolving world of social media, new platforms continually emerge, each catering to different preferences and needs. One such platform gaining traction is Threads, a creation by Meta—the tech giant behind Instagram. But is Threads any good for photographers? And how does it differ from Instagram? Here I’m looking a little deeper into the app, and how suited it is to photography enthusiasts.


The Impact of AI on Photography: Embracing Creativity and Navigating Boundaries

July 8th, 2023

In the world of photography, there is currently a lot of buzz surrounding artificial intelligence (AI), and it’s not without reason. AI has the ability to accomplish remarkable feats, but it also poses a threat to what many consider the essence of photography. As AI increasingly permeates the field, it’s bound to stir up diverse opinions and divide photographers. However, one thing is certain: we cannot ignore its influence, as it is poised to play a significant role in the creation of images.
Take, for example, Adobe’s recent release of a beta version of Photoshop featuring an AI-powered feature called Generative Fill. While purists may not appreciate this development, as a graphic designer, I believe it has the potential to revolutionise my approach to working with photography.
Let’s consider the nature of photography itself. Even without AI, capturing an image with a camera is already a departure from reality. It freezes a single moment, compresses a three-dimensional scene into two dimensions, and relies on post-processing to determine colours, clarity, and sharpness. So why should an image be a strict representation of real life? Isn’t the enjoyment we derive from images more important? Should the means of creation matter? For most people, drawing the line will depend on personal preferences, but I believe in maintaining an open mind and pushing that line at least a little.