Rain Fails to Stop Play on Halifax Photo Walk


When I tell people rainy weather forecasts can be great for photography, it’s often met with a wry smile and exaggerated wink. But I always mean it!

The Piece Hall Photo Walk is a classic case in point. Despite an abysmal forecast a good number of people braved the rain and came out to play. As a result we were rewarded with some fantastic photo opportunities and when the weather did get a little too much, in a moment of serendipity, we were compensated (for want of a better word!) with a wondrous wander inside Halifax Town Hall.

By the end of the walk, those who lingered were blessed with a truly spectacular rainbow over The Piece Hall.

Fortune Favours the Brave is a slogan traditionally and presently used in the military, but it’s safe to say the phrase is just as appropriate for photo walkers.

Get a Piece of Heritage at The Piece Hall

The Piece Hall, Halifax West Yorkshire Photo Walk

Look closely as you walk around Halifax and you’ll find plenty of evidence that reveals its historic wealth and importance. You’ll also notice plenty of clues to the source of its prosperity during the industrial age. Emblems and symbols of sheep and the wool trade appear scattered both low and high throughout this West Yorkshire Minster Town as if it were some big treasure hunt! Continue reading

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File Corruption Frustration Vlog…

Corripted RAW, CR2 file

There are some things you never want to see as a photographer and corrupt files is right up at the top of the list! It’s something I’d never personally experienced before so when I started to see the results of a recent shoot come back with corrupt images I went from panic, to anger and back to panic…

In this 5 minute video I share what I think led to the corrupt image files and drawer on two big lessons learnt from the experience.

What to do if your image files are corrupt on the memory card

Luckily in this case the corruption was occurring during the transfer of these images rather than in the camera and even more lucky I still had the photos on a card.

As I mention in the video, recording photos onto two different memory cards is a good practice to protect yourself against potential memory card failures. If you do find yourself in the position where your photo files are corrupt there a still some things you can try to rescue them.

There are a number of software companies that offer image recovery applications and this is going to be best option to salvage damaged image files. Take a look online at different tutorials and image recovery software reviews like this article from online tech tips.

With luck you’ll never have to worry about this, but as the Scouts always say it better to be prepared!

5 Tips to Better Bluebell Photos


The wait is over  and the famous flowers synonymous with Spring are erupting in a woodland near you! Bluebells are an iconic symbol of Spring, they’re a sign that warmer (if not drier!) days aren’t too far away.

These unique flowers are as common as they are widespread, yet their fleeting appearance makes them very alluring. The chances are you won’t have to travel too far to experience this seasonal spectacle for yourself. Experiencing and photographing such magical scenes however are two very different things.

I meet a lot of people who feel they struggle to capture the magic of scenes like a Bluebell Woods. As a photowalk guide at www.walkingphotographertours.com I love sharing photography tips and helping people to get better photos from their cameras. That’s why I’ve put together five simple ways to improve your photos of this year’s Bluebells.

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Ilkley Moor Photo Walk Gets Thumbs Up From Telegraph

Ilkley Moor Photo Walk  in Daily Telegraph
Last month the popular Ilkley Moor Photo Walk got a mention in the Travel section of the Daily Telegraph.

Featuring in the weekend travel supplement Ilkley Moor Photo Walk was listed in their 50 Great British Holiday Ideas. It’s a thrill and a compliment to appear alongside such top sights and activities! You can see the online version of the article 50 Reasons why a Holiday in Britain beats the Med here.