There is a lot of time to reflect on past trips while locked down during the Corona virus pandemic and it's hard to believe that it's been a year since watching my first Dunstanburgh Castle sunrise. Northumberland is steeped in history. It has more castles than any other county in... read more →
Anyone visiting the Isle of Skye should certainly have Neist Point on their list of places to visit while they are there. The lighthouse at Neist Point is one of Scotlands most famous and draws in many visitors each year. I visited this location back in July 2017 on a... read more →
A Snowdon sunrise has been on my list of things to photograph for several years. I previously made the 4 and a half hour trip to Snowdonia in February 2018 with high hopes of capturing this iconic sunrise. It was a fantastic trip and a great adventure to climb Snowdon... read more →
This week I was posed an interesting question by a student undertaking research into the originality of landscape photography on the Jurassic Coast. His question to me was "To what extent will the rise of Instagram affect the originality of landscape photography on the Jurassic Coast over the next decade?”... read more →
2018 has included some amazing trips, including the West Coast of America and hiking up Snowdon in Wales. I've still managed to squeeze in a few trips to the Dorset coasts to get my fix of coastal photography.
Wide angle lenses have been favoured by photographers wanting to capture the landscape for some time. Wider angles allow more of the scene to the captured. There are times when even a wide angle lens can not capture the extent of the landscape that is desired by the photographer. Not... read more →
Countryfile have produced a great article on walks around St Catherine's Hill and Winchester. I'm delighted they chose to feature an image that I took on St Catherine's Hill in early summer. It's an interesting walk and a location that is full of historic interest. Check out the Countryfile article... read more →
I recently had a conversation with a fellow photographer about whether or not photography detracts from living and experiencing an event. Many of us will be familiar with the phrase "just enjoy the moment". This is the result of the thought that photographing something in some way reduces our enjoyment... read more →
Over the past 12 months I have spent more time photographing landscapes in the UK. After visiting the Lake District back in April, I have been itching to climb a mountain during the winter in the hope of photographing sunrise in wintry conditions. With this goal in mind, I decided... read more →
I recently wrote an article about the democratisation of photography and the landscape photographer in which I explored the impact of increased access to photography on landscape photographers. It led me to think of the Infinite Monkey theorem, which states that an infinite number of monkeys typing randomly on a typewriter... read more →
Most photographers have faced the frustration of not being able to get out to get the shot they want because they are scuppered by bad weather. As I sit and write this article at home in the UK during the summer, I can look out of the window at the... read more →
You can read all about my latest trip to the Lake District in my post "Trip to the Lake District that finished with seeing the Northern Lights" or skip straight to view the images in the Cumbria Gallery.
I have just returned from a week in the Lake District and can't quite believe how much I was able to cram in. Keswick was a great base from which to explore Derwent Water, Thirlmere and Ulleswater. Despite being a 6 hour drive to get from home to Keswick, I... read more →
This year I have been embracing the concept of micro adventures, venturing to different locations at lots of weird and wonderful times of the day (or more specifically, times of the night). Discovering and enjoying the wonders that exist on our doorstep has been very eye opening. This video contains some of the... read more →
After several long days and late nights I am happy to announce that the 2017 refresh of the iBox Photography website has gone live! I'm very happy with the end result and I hope you will enjoy using the site. The new site is faster, has a cleaner and more modern design... read more →
Having been on the to do list for ages, a friend and I finally managed to get out and have a go at steel wool spinning. If you haven't heard of steel wool spinning before, then it's basically setting light to steel wool stuffed into a whisk attached to a... read more →
I originally purchased the Samyang 14mm f2.8 a few months ago with the intention of using it for astrophotography. I was immediately impressed with the performance of the lens and this is something I wrote about in a blog post on my first impressions of the Samyang 14mm f2.8. What I... read more →
My second video of 2016, and maybe a couple of shots in the first couple of days of 2017! 2 videos in a year is a good sign that I have been busy with photography and may that continue in 2017.
Despite a couple of rather long days I decided to jump in the car last night and head for one of my favourite locations, Durdle Door. I've been to Durdle Door several times before, but never at night. Those that have been before will know that you have to drive through... read more →
Following a trip to Iceland where I photographed the Northern Lights, I started to develop an interest in photographing the stars. I've always liked long exposure photography, both during the day and night, so I started to read up on how best to capture photographs of the night sky full of... read more →
Printing onto other materials such as canvas, acrylic, metal and even wood have become very popular over the past 5-10 years. Periodically I like to try out alternative printers to make sure I'm getting high quality prints at competitive prices. Having trialled a number of printers over the last six months... read more →
In what started as a very competitive match with both players holding serve, Murray settled into his game and took the first set 7-5. Murray then goes on to open up a lead in the second set, but there were still some well fought points. The crowd was certainly entertained... read more →
I try and do one video a year, and I'm afraid I've been so busy taking photos this one has come slightly early. At this rate I may end up doing a 2016 part 2.