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Photography Books - A Selection of Good Buys

A selection of Photography Books which have helped our visitors take Better Photographs.

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Using a New Camera - Preparing your Thoughts.

Having chosen it you are possibly about to experience one of photography's more frustrating times; having to wait before using a new camera - well until it's delivered or you receive it, maybe as a Christmas gift, anyway. NOW is the best time to prepare for getting the most out of it ...

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Choosing a New Camera - Which is the Best for You.

When choosing a New Camera, it's the glass that matters most.

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Digital Landscape Photography - A guide to improve your landscape photography.

20 Tips and Tricks to Achieve Professional Results with your Digital Landscape Photography.

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Top Photography Tips - hints and tips on how to get better photographs.

Use these top photography tips to improve your photos and to get more from your equipment.

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Photography Workflow - How to prevent Overflow.

A disciplined photography workflow is essential if you want to spend more time behind the camera than in front of the computer.

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Fairground Photographs - Simple tricks on how to get stunning shots.

Bright lights and thrilling action are ideal for creating great Fairground Photographs and family memories.

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Wildlife and Nature Photography Books - A Selection of Good Buys

A selection of Wildlife and Nature Photography Books which have helped our visitors take Better Photographs.

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Limited Dynamic Range - An innovative solution to a big problem.

A feature which is extremely helpful in overcoming a big problem of digital photography - Limited Dynamic Range.

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Autumn Photographs - A challenge for your technical abilities.

Taking autumn photographs challenges your photographic abilities and encourages you to be more creative with your perspectives.

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Photography Masterclass - Learn from the Experts.

Following a photography masterclass from an experienced specialist will help you take better photographs.

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Landscape - A seasonal perspective

The changing seasons can have a profound effect on the landscape and, therefore, photographic techniques.

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Santorini - A Gem in the Greek Cyclades Islands.

Santorini in the Aegean Sea is a photographer's paradise.

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Panorama Photography - The All Around View.

Panorama Photography enables you to capture the total grandeur of the scene that a single wide angle lens setting simply misses.

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Tuning into Nature


Tuning into Nature is the story of a very personal experience undertaken by professional wildlife photographer Andy Rouse.

Like many of us, when the world changed in March 2020 Andy found himself struggling, not only with the huge changes affecting the global travel industry, but also with some personal issues closer to home - literally!

Via the healing power of local nature, Andy rediscovered during lockdown the most precious commodity he had lost in his busy life… time. During the darkest months of 2020 he learnt to conquer his inner saboteur by taking world class images of local wildlife that he used to inspire and guide others to embrace the healing power of nature.

This book is packed with 221 astounding wildlife images but it’s so much more than just another photography book. This is the intimate story from behind the lens, not only of the fieldcraft and photographic process, but also the inner thoughts and struggles which can affect us all. This is the perfect book for anyone who loves wildlife and wants to understand how Tuning into Nature can help them live a more balanced life.

Foreword by Chris Packham who says “Andy is a great teacher, but for me the joy is to read the text and see the story in those pictures. That says more to me about the man who made them and how they helped re-make the man.”



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The Lake District - No other so exquisitely lovely, no other so charming.

The Lake District - Surely there is no other place in this whole wonderful world quite like Lakeland...no other so exquisitely lovely, no other so charming, no other that calls so insistently across a gulf of distance. All who truly love Lakeland are exiles when away from it.

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Rare Visitor ...


Is it the very hot weather that is bringing rare visitors to our gardens? Having lived here for 30 years, I have never seen a Kestrel in my garden before. Last week it was sitting on a post devouring a rat; this morning it returned, presumably looking for its next meal.

Apparently Kestrels are on the Amber List of conservation and are still in decline. They were persecuted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by gamekeepers, even though they pose very little threat to game bird chicks. There was less persecution through World War II, but then an influx of pesticides caused a serious decline in the late 1950s and 1960s.

Perhaps this sighting bodes well for a comeback?



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An unashamed plug for a friend ...


Please allow me to introduce a friend of mine and superb artist, Christine Gaut. She is holding an exhibition in England during the coming week 16th July to 23rd July at the Physic Garden Gallery in Petersfield, Hampshire.

Whilst as photographers, we endeavour to capture subjects in the right light to make the most of them with our cameras, she achieves this through the skilled use of paint and brushes.

Even if you cannot attend in person, do take a look at her work and enjoy the inspiration it provides.



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New Zealand - A visit to North Island.

New Zealand is a stunning location with photo opportunities wherever you visit.

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Ireland - A great combination of scenic beauty with its rolling green countryside and spectacular coastlines.

Ireland has a great combination of scenic beauty with its rolling green countryside and spectacular coastlines. It also has excellent historic architecture with the many castles, churches and of course, pubs.

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