Sony World Photography Awards 2015

Well, it’s that time of year again and the shortlist for the Sony World Photography Awards 2015 has been announced. The awards always contain an awesome selection of imagery from around the globe and this year’s book, when released, should keep me as good an eye feast, as previous years’ have. I didn’t make the shortlist this year but I am happy to be included in the top 50 of the open competition’s low light category. That category, in 2013, had over 50,000 submissions so to be included is an achievement in itself. I’ll post the two commended images below.

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The Photography Show 2015

Photography Show Announcement

I’m really pleased to announce that I will be presenting a talk on night photography at The Photography Show at Birmingham’s NEC in March. I will be talking about why I spend my nights wandering round in the dark, showing a few images and giving a few simple tips and lighting demonstrations in attempt to warm more people to the idea that the night is the best time to shoot.

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Another Year Down

With 2014 Over and 2015 well underway, I thought I’d mash together a load of Gopro footage that I’d amassed from the things I’ve done since I bought the camera; twelve months into a short  four minute montage.

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Muncaster Castle

Muncaster 1I recently had a chance to shoot the stunning Muncaster Castle, perched on the edge of a valley with the dramatic peaks of the Lake District as a backdrop. The house itself dates back to the 14th century and was extensively remodelled in the victorian era.

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Introducing the Kick Light

Rift Labs’ Kick Light

Whilst up at The Photography Show in the Birmingham NEC earlier this month, I bumped into the designer of the Kick Light as he was demonstrating his product. I have to say I was instantly mesmorised by it and immediately imagined all the ways I could use such a device with my work. I wanted it there and then.


The Kick LightThe Kick Light, made by Rift Labs, is a relatively new product that has the potential to have a big impact upon the light painting community. It comes in a form similar to standard LED video lights which I use regularly, although this one is very different.

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