Yorkshire Photography Locations – Saltaire

Yorkshire Photography Locations – Saltaire

We generally stick to landscape locations here on the Natural Light blog but for urban Yorkshire locations worthy of the landscape photographer’s attention the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire has to be high on the list! Saltaire was founded by Yorkshire textiles industrialist Titus Salt on the banks of the River Aire, and it […]

Black and White Images using Photoshop

Black and White Images using Photoshop

From the end of November to early spring the British landscape becomes a bit more sparse, many of the trees are bare, the grasses are short and more often than not we have grey dull days. Fear not! as these grey, overcast, dull days are perfect for a spot of Black and White photography. However it’s […]

Time of Year and Direction of Light

Time of Year and Direction of Light

Light is a subject that we talk about rather a lot on our workshops. Different times of day – sunrise, sunset, twilight and weather conditions all play their part in determining how your selected landscape subject is lit. Also, time of year has a big impact on lighting your subject due to the different direction […]

Five years of the Natural Light Photography Workshops

Five years of the Natural Light Photography Workshops

So the end of October 2015 saw our completion of five years running the Natural Light Workshops. Mark and I have had a superb run so far and met some great people along the way. Back in July 2011, I remember driving up to Malham to meet Robert and Sophie for our very first workshop and […]

Depth of Field and Sensor Format

Depth of Field and Sensor Format

Depth of field is a subject that we talk about rather a lot on our workshops, so I thought it would be worth having a look at it specifically with reference to camera sensor format, particularly as we are seeing an increasing number of workshop participants with compact system cameras with smaller sensor formats such […]

Workshop Report – Bolton Abbey October 2015

Workshop Report – Bolton Abbey October 2015

We could hardly believe that we’d arrived at the last workshop of our fifth year of Natural Light Workshops but were pleased to have a a full group and a healthy weather forecast for a good day’s autumnal photography ahead as we settled down in the comfort of the Tea Cottage at Bolton Abbey. The […]

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