Tony Howell is a professional landscape photographer, based in Somerset, with over thirty years experience in the field. His love of the natural world is evident in his uncluttered compositions and the feeling of peace they convey. This month I was lucky enough to go on a photoshoot with him, to find out what being a pro landscape photographer is really like and how Tony creates his tranquil images. This feature has been published in the March issue of Photography Monthly.
In the second installment of a new series I’m writing for Photography Monthly, I spend a day with Brad Wakefield, an editorial photographer, employed by the South West News Service: the largest independent press agency in the UK. The day saw us cover a repatriation funeral at Bath Abbey and was quite an eye opener…
This feature has been published in the February edition of Photography Monthly, out now.
I’ve kicked off the New Year with a brand new monthly series in Photography Monthly magazine. Each month I’ll spend a day shadowing a professional photographer at work to gain an insight into their unique vision and how they translate that into an image. This month I hit central London with street photographer David Solomons, who has the enviable ability to see the unusual in the everyday and to capture those fleeting moments that make memorable pictures.
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Whether you are shooting a Formula 1 racing car or a ballerina, getting creative with shutter speed will give your shots an edge. For this feature, commissioned by Photography Monthly magazine, I spoke to five high-profile pro photographers – Lara Jade, Matt Howell, Mark Gray, Michael Bosanko and Mark Pain – who all embrace the creative possibilities offered by shutter speed.
Choosing which photography course to take is a decision that may ultimately have a big impact on your career. In this article, published in the December issue of Photography Monthly magazine, I look to pro photographers, current students and academics for their advice.
Whether it’s landscapes, wildlife or something else entirely that gets you going, let’s face it: family is our most frequent subject. For this feature, published in the October edition of Photography Monthly, I spoke to leading portrait and lifestyle photographer Brett Harkness to get his secrets for perfectly posed family photos at home and on location.
For the September issue of Photography Monthly magazine, I contributed a 10 page feature on low-light photography, covering everything from gear and settings to split-lighting and dressing your models in white. I spoke to four low-light-loving pro photographers: Danny Payne, Miss Aniela, Jason Swain and Kristopher Grunert and discovered their secrets…
Undertaking photography projects is a great way to make sure you always have something to shoot and concentrate on, so you’re constantly developing your skills, rather than editing old pictures and feeling uninspired. Projects make you a better photographer because they force you to get out there with your camera, come rain or shine, which can only be a good thing. Some projects can last for years, while others will take only a week, or even a day; choose a few which appeal to you and see your creativity and inspiration levels soar. Don’t be afraid to quit a project if you’re not enjoying it, though; they’re supposed to be fun, not a hardship to endure – you’re better off starting something more suitable than becoming disenchanted. In this feature for Photography Monthly magazine I compiled 30 tried and tested projects, one for every day of September, which should see readers occupied for quite some time…
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Glyn Davies leads an enviable life: he lives in a stunning location, shoots for himself and sells his work through his own gallery. In this interview for Photography Monthly, I talk to Glyn about freeing himself from the creative limitations of commercial work, the secrets of great landscape photography and his part in the Royal Wedding.
In this interview for Photography Monthly magazine (July issue – out now) I talk to one of the world’s leading underwater photographers, Stephen Frink, about his journey from a landlocked upbringing in Illinois to the Florida Keys, his lucky break, making a living and the secrets behind his underwater shots.