Practical Photography in the Lake District

24th April 2018News

Early last year I had the pleasure of hosting Practical Photography magazine in the Lake District. The deputy editor of Practical Photography, Tim, and videographer, Jake, joined me for a spot of wild camping and landscape photography. The aim was to produce a short interview style video in which Tim and myself would discuss landscape … Read More

BEN STARAV – A Winter Munro

18th February 2017Trip report

It was a dark, damp and cold March morning when I left home. My aim was to spend a couple of days in Glencoe and aim to climb and camp on at least one Munro (which is the name for a Scottish mountain over 3000ft). Seeing as I would be passing the Lake District on … Read More

Gitzo vs Sirui – Lightweight Tripod Comparison

13th September 2016Reviews

Tripods are essential for many forms of image making but no more so than for Landscape photography. Tripods not only provide stability, they are a platform to work from. Just like a painter and his easel they allow the user to tweak the composition, use different techniques and to simply step back and take your … Read More

Why I Carried 29kg into the Knoydart Wilderness

21st June 2016Trip report

Out of breath, sweat pouring down my face and my legs trembling from the weight of my pack. Was this really how I wanted to be when taking photos in the wilderness? ‘Surely there’s an easier way’ I thought to myself as I pushed on towards the summit. It’s hard to know what drives you … Read More

CORROUR BOTHY: A winter adventure

2nd May 2016Trip report

The Cairngorms play host to some of the most inhospitable winter conditions in the UK. Numerous news stories of rescues and fatalities of climbers in the region make it seem daunting and inaccessible; a challenge for the seasoned climber, let alone your everyday photographer. Yet, in a way, these were the reasons that I wanted to go. … Read More