Self Isolation Day Ten – Greenland Winter Landscape

Day ten of mandatory self isolation (double digits!) includes a photograph I made in March this year on the East Coast of Greenland during my expedition to photograph Polar Bears on the frozen sea ice (Read the Trip Report). Taken near sunset, with a fog beginning to descend across the freezing ocean, this photograph captures for me the beauty of winter in the Arctic.

The photograph was taken hand held with the Canon EOS 1DX MK3 with the Canon 16-35mm f4L IS.  Camera Settings: ISO800 f6.3 1/1000th of a second.

How to Set the Color Settings Correctly in Photoshop Creative Cloud

Something I have been meaning to put together for ages (and I now have the time in self isolation) is a short video that shows exactly how to set the color settings correctly in Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud for digital photographers to ensure they are taking advantage of the largest possible color space (Pro Photo RGB).  Knowing how to set the color settings correctly in Photoshop is one of the very cornerstones of color management and also one of the least understood. These settings will also ensure you are protecting yourself (or at least making yourself aware) of any potential color space mismatches from photographs you are working with in Photoshop.

Photo of the Month April 2020 – Finland Placid Lake

The photograph of the month for April 2020 comes from my Finland workshop in September last year. It has also been a while since I have posted a landscape photograph as my image of the month. Taken very early on a still morning with rising fog by the side of a placid lake near our cabin, this photograph epitomises for me the peace, tranquility and silent beauty of the Finland forest in Autumn. This photograph really works for me on an emotive level. The soft distant trees in combination with the still lake and contrasting reeds gives a strong sense of peace and tranquility.

I will be leading another workshop to this part of northern Finland in October this year (provided the world recovers from the Chinese Wuhan COVID-19 pandemic) for a small group of just six photographers (only two places remaining). Although this workshop is dedicated to the photography of Wolves, Wolverine and Bears it should be noted that there are also many really superb landscape opportunities.

Self Isolation Day Nine – Snowy Owl Take Off

Day nine of mandatory self isolation (getting closer to freedom!) includes a photograph I made in January this year of a Snowy Owl on my Snowy Owl workshop in Canada. Snowy Owls are without doubt my favourite bird to photograph. They are incredibly majestic with iridescent yellow eyes. This particular photograph works for me because of the gesture and position of the bird as it takes off.

The photograph was taken hand held with the Canon EOS 1DX MK2 with the Canon 400mm f2.8L IA MK3.  Camera Settings: ISO800 f5.6, 1/1000th of a second. I will be leading another workshop for Snowy Owls in January 2021 (provided the world recovers from the Chinese Wuhan COVID-19 pandemic) for a small group of just six photographers (only one place remaining).

 

Self Isolation Day Eight – Finland Autumn Stillness

Day eight of mandatory self isolation includes another photograph I made in September last year on my northern Finland workshop (Read the Trip Report). Taken very early on a still morning with rising fog this photograph really works for me on an emotive level. The soft distant trees in combination with the still lake and contrasting reeds gives a strong sense of peace and tranquility.

The photograph was taken hand held with the Canon EOS 1DX MK2 with the Canon 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 IS MK2 at 70mm.  Camera Settings: ISO800 f14, 1/1250th of a second. I will be leading another workshop to this part of northern Finland in October this year (provided the world recovers from the Chinese Wuhan COVID-19 pandemic) for a small group of just six photographers (only two places remaining).