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Derwentwater and Catbells from Castlehead

Articles, Tips & Locations
More information to assist with your photography

This is the area where you will find information which will assist you with your photography. These range from simple but useful tips to more in-depth articles which are well worth a read. I hope that you will find them interesting. You will also find the first two in a series of guides about where to find some of my favourite locations for shooting images. I intend to publish more of these when I have the time

Latest Article

How to photograph a rainbow

How to photograph a rainbow

The changeable conditions that we are having at present make this a great time to get out there and photograph yourself a rainbow. It’s always such a thrilling sight to see and, if you capture your image correctly, will be a great addition to your portfolio. First find your rainbow Rainbows form when two elements come together– falling or spraying……

Photography Tips

Cleanliness is next to godliness!

Always check through your kit the night before a day’s shoot e.g. clean lenses and filters, charge battery pack etc…

Use best practice!

If, however, you do have time to prepare yourself for a shot, make sure that you make the best use of your equipment by supporting your camera on a tripod and using a remote switch. It’s no use buying the best equipment……

Purchase Wisely!

Once you tie yourself into a manufacturer it’s very expensive to change your mind. So do your research before you buy and then make sure that you always purchase the best equipment that you can afford. The superior image……

Shoot Locations



Elterwater’s name comes from the small tarn by which it sits and the Norse word ‘elter’ meaning swan. The village is nestled amidst the imposing mountains……

Keswick Boat Landings

Keswick Boat Landings

Park in the pay & display car park just before the Theatre by the Lake.  Walk out onto the road and head off down the hill to the boat landings. In fact, out of season,……

Buttermere - a walk around the lake

Buttermere - a walk around the lake

Buttermere is one of the prettiest lakes but it’s a very busy spot and it can be impossible to park there on a bank holiday or sunny summer weekend. Best to go through……