Image Theft: How I Successfully Defended My Copyright and Got Paid

Image Theft and Copyright Any serious photographer in this day and age has likely suffered the infuriating experience of image theft. People and businesses using your work without your permission or knowledge; sometimes even claiming it as their own work; or using it for their own profit while you get nothing. Now I’ll be theContinue reading “Image Theft: How I Successfully Defended My Copyright and Got Paid”

Fifty-Plus Landscapes from Winter Adventures in the Caledonian Forest

Following an unusually snow-less January, ‘real’ winter has recently returned to the Cairngorms National Park. Over the course of the last few weeks I have been pursuing my passion for exploring the less accessible reaches of the Caledonian Forest. The weather has been relentlessly windy and stormy, but I have found that rather than puttingContinue reading “Fifty-Plus Landscapes from Winter Adventures in the Caledonian Forest”

Comparing my image processing skills from 2022 and 2012 (I used to be a lunatic).

Looking back at old photos every once in a while is a great way to see where we’ve been and what we’ve done. It’s also a great way to see how our photography has improved over time. I decided to take a look way back to 2012 at some of the images I produced then,Continue reading “Comparing my image processing skills from 2022 and 2012 (I used to be a lunatic).”

The photos from this day in 2008 still look great. Glen Etive – one of the best days I ever had.

I’ve been taking a deep dive into my image archive to a wonderful day in 2008, exploring Glen Etive for photography in the snow. This was one of those days that really stood out in life. Even now, fourteen years later, I think that the images from that day stand up remarkably well. Glen Etive,Continue reading “The photos from this day in 2008 still look great. Glen Etive – one of the best days I ever had.”

First Photography of 2022: Torridon and Loch Maree with a New Lens

Our first adventure of 2022 was a brief trip up to the Loch Maree/Torridon area in Wester Ross. Besides the Cairngorms this is probably my favourite area in the Highlands, and it is a place I am coming to know quite well. I’ve enjoyed some memorable times there over the last few years. That said,Continue reading “First Photography of 2022: Torridon and Loch Maree with a New Lens”

2021 was a bizarre year, but here are my twelve most meaningful images.

This is one of those posts that I’ve had to start and restart writing several times. There’s just too much to tell. It’s been a remarkable year in many ways. For better or worse, this has been the first full calendar year where I have put my creative passions squarely front and centre in myContinue reading “2021 was a bizarre year, but here are my twelve most meaningful images.”

The Great Inversion, Part Four: The White Goddess

Day Four: Tuesday 21st December Every great day of photography begins with a plan, a rough prediction of what weather and light might look like, which gives rise to an idea for a photo. Frequently this idea goes out the window as soon as you get outside and compare your prediction to reality, but forContinue reading “The Great Inversion, Part Four: The White Goddess”

The Great Inversion, Part Three: The Edge of Beauty

Day Three: Monday 20th December Scout and I returned to Whitewell in the early morning, not long after sunrise. Once again we ran from the van to the birch trees at the crest of the hill. The thick mist in Aviemore had fooled me; I had assumed it would be much the same here –Continue reading “The Great Inversion, Part Three: The Edge of Beauty”

The Great Inversion, Part Two: Shadow of the Mountain

Day Two: Sunday 19th December The second day of the Great Inversion was Saturday 18th, but since I had to drive south to get my booster shot I wasn’t able to spend much time outdoors. Besides this, I also wanted to write Friday’s account of the mountain. I felt absolutely filled up by that experience,Continue reading “The Great Inversion, Part Two: Shadow of the Mountain”

The Great Inversion, Part One: The Scallywag and the Pilgrim

Day One: Friday 17th December I only happened to glance at my phone, on Thursday night, when I saw the synoptic chart that had just been published by the Mountain Weather Information Service. There were those magic words: fog in valleys. A temperature inversion was predicted. As soon as I knew that, not going toContinue reading “The Great Inversion, Part One: The Scallywag and the Pilgrim”