F-stop Gear who make some excellent camera bags for adventure photographers have just released a nice short film called F-stop Life in Focus featuring fellow F-stop Pro Tim Kemple
On the weekend of 12th-14th October I will running the School of Adventure Photography alongside renowned film maker Dom Bush. As part of the Alpkit Big Shakeout weekend of adventure and entertainment, myself and Dom will be teaching, instructing and workshopping on all aspects of adventure photography and filmmaking. Using the events and courses of [...]
I really pleased to see that one of my favourite photographs from 2011 has been used by Jagged Globe for the cover of their latest brochure. It was taken in Observatory Gully on Ben Nevis.
I love my Hipstamatic iPhone app and this video by band ‘A Place to Bury Strangers’ is a worthy example of the fine art of iPhonography.
I love my Apple iPhone and as a photographer I have downloaded a certain amount of iPhone photography apps. However despite dabbling in variety of photographic editing apps, retro apps and apps that mimic toy cameras, I keep coming back to Hipstamatic. Here are my favourite iphone Hipstamatic Photographs.
Every assignment requires important decisions to be made. What camera? What lens? If I’m shooting outside which is 95% of the time, I need to make decisions about what to wear. Street and documentary photography requires a totally different approach to equipment and clothing than say shooting on Ben Nevis in winter. It’s also pretty obvious [...]
A problem presents itself. I’m off on assignment to America photographing two of the UK’s best rock climbers. I will be photographing digital stills, shooting video footage and writing every day for two months. I will be working amongst the rough granite of Vedauwoo, I will be living in the Utah deserts, camping and bivouacking in [...]
We have been in Vedauwoo just over a week now. We have settled into a routine of getting up when the sun hits the tent, shivering through breakfast and then going climbing (or spending two hours lost in some Aspen woodland). At the bottom of the route Tom and Pete undergo their hand taping rituals [...]
The approach is undoubtedly Welsh. You roll and ride your way through an old land that brims with tradition and independence. There is green and ancient woodland with oak, yew and hawthorn, slate grey houses that glisten like no others when wet, vast dark quarries with their owners houses looming huge on hillsides. The roads [...]
In May 2010 The British Mountaineering Council broke from years of tradition and held their annual international rock-climbing meet on the granite sea-cliffs of Cornwall. I was lucky enough to be able to attend the event both as a BMC host climber and as a photographer shooting for the Japanese climbing magazine Rock and Snow and UK magazine Climber. Toru Nakajima was returning [...]
In 2009 I was invited to photograph and write about the Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race, which is undoubtably the hardest race of its kind in the world. In teams of four, the competitors raced 300 kms unsupported through some of the wildest terrain on earth, in sea-kayaks, on mountain-bikes and on foot. The photographers and photojournalists had [...]
So what is the definition of a perfect climbing camera? The feature that is foremost in my considerations is image quality. Also the ability to operate the camera easily in extreme conditions and while wearing gloves. I wanted to give my new Canon G11 a test in challenging conditions and the Norwegian winter is fairly [...]
I use Canon cameras for the majority of my photography. I have stayed loyal to Canon from my first AE1 through to a EOS 3. I joined the digital photography revolution with a Canon 20D, and a Canon Powershot G9. Now I’m using the fantastic Powershot G11 and a Canon 5D and 7D SLR’s. I have [...]