A great Peak District Photography location

July 24th, 2021

I was recently out in the Peak District making my latest video which will go live this weekend (25th July).

I love to get out to far-flung, exotic locations, but sometimes everything you need is right on your doorstep! After a full day at work, I needed somewhere I could get to within an hour, that had fantastic photo opportunities and would be easy to access without too much of a hike. Stanage Edge turned out to be the perfect spot.

Located a couple of miles to the north of Hathersage in the English Peak District, Stanage Edge is a gritstone escarpment that offers amazing vistas out over the Hope Valley. On a typical evening I can get there by car in just 46 minutes and even better, it’s easily accessible from either Hollin Bank or Hook’s carparks, the latter being free if you manage to get a spot. From there it’s just a 10-15 minute walk to the top.

Don’t miss the millstones along the way, which make a great foreground subject amongst the ferns that decorate the hillside. Here is a shot that didn’t make it into the video.

Stanage Edge Millstones by Robert Bishop

It was a very warm evening with a mostly clear sky and I got a fairly decent sunset. I used the evening to compare two Nikon Z lenses, the 24-70mm f4 S and the 24-200mm f4-6.3mm VR. One of which I will be taking with me on an upcoming trip where I need to pack light.

Check out the video over on my channel this Sunday morning (10am UK time) to see some of the sunset shots I captured and find out which lens I decide to take with me on my trip.

The Big 1k YouTube Milestone!

July 10th, 2021

Wow! I can barely believe that just over a year after starting my photography YouTube channel I’ve already clocked up more than 1,000 subscribers!

Anyone who creates video content will tell you that it’s a lot of hard work, particularly when covering the subject of outdoor photography. It takes up a lot of time, getting up early, going out at weekends and driving to places directly after work to catch an evening sunset. Then there’s the editing of the photos, and of course putting the footage together and creating all the graphics that go into it.

But don’t assume I’m complaining, I’m not. I love making photography videos each week and just being outside and taking photos is enough to make all the hard work worthwhile. It’s all the more encouraging to know that people are subscribing to and watching my videos, and that gives me an added boost to keep trying to improve and create better content.

So what can you expect from my channel going forward?

I recently got a drone and I’m introducing some aerial content into my videos. As ever I’m working hard on improving my editing skills as well as creating audio loops to fit with the footage. I’m hoping that as we start to come out of the pandemic, I can start to get further afield and really show you some exciting photography locations.

If you already subscribe to my channel – a massive thanks to you! I really appreciate it, and I hope you continue to watch and enjoy the videos. If you’re not already subscribed, then please consider heading over to my channel so you can subscribe to Robert Bishop Photography!

Thanks everyone!

Raw and Uncut – Your Edits of My Landscape Photos

July 4th, 2021

Last year I set a challenge for users of the subreddit, Edit My RAW asking for edits of two of my RAW images. I got a fantastic response and so decided to do it again this year. Check out my video in which I showcase some great edits of two of my more recent landscape photos.

There was some fantastic variety amongst the images, with some opting to create a soft dreamy effect, others raising the clarity for a hyper-real, super-sharp look. Some went bold and vibrant with their colour grading and other users went for a less saturated, and moody vibe. All of them were superb in their own way though, and that’s what makes post-processing such an import part of the image making process.

Many thanks for all of the entries and congratulations to the user, Starlightz82 for their winning edit. All of the submissions can be viewed below.

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Storming Off

June 25th, 2021

Earlier this week I joined Barnsley Photographic Society for an evening photographing birds of prey. The society hired a company to bring the birds and we brought along our cameras and longest lenses to capture some shots of the fantastic, feathery flyers.

Unfortunately the evening was cut short when one of the birds decided to go AWOL! We were in the middle of capturing some in-flight shots of a harris hawk called Storm when he suddenly flew up into a nearby tree to challenge some crows. He then went on to fly away into the distance, something that took the bird’s handlers by surprise. It was a tense hour or so as they had to abandon the photography session, get in their van and drive around the local area trying to find Storm.


Happy birthday to my YouTube channel!

June 8th, 2021

My photography channel recently turned one year old!

Robert Bishop Photography turns one year old!

It’s incredible to think that it has already been a full year since I started the channel. What started as something to stop me getting bored during lockdown and furlough, has become a second full time job! I wouldn’t change a thing though, as I love getting out every week and vlogging about my photography journey.

If you told me last year, that by June 2021 I would have over 800 subscribers, I wouldn’t have believed you! But here I am, on my way to 900 and it’s incredibly humbling and encouraging. I’d like to thank each and every one of my subscribers for “clicking on the big red button”, it’s fantastic to know that all the effort that goes into making the videos provides some interest to others.

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