Category Archives: Birds

Bird Photography West Sussex Goose Chicks at Arundel Wetlands

Bird Photography West Sussex Goose Chicks at Arundel Wetlands I’m always recommending the Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre at Arundel to friends and students. It’s an absolutely lovely place to visit and so relaxing. If you’re a photographer then you’ll be in

Lenses for Bird Photography Leica 100-400

Lenses for Bird Photography Leica 100-400 Here in the UK the week has grown cold and bright – much as winter is supposed to be, with a thick frost and blue skies. It’s great to get out of the house when we have weather like that, particularly as we need to actively

Panasonic GX8 Wildlife Field Tests II

Panasonic GX8 Wildlife Field Tests II To be honest, I know what to expect from today’s leading Micro 4/3 cameras. I’ve been a full-time Micro 4/3 user for a number of years now and I’m well versed with the advantages – notably size and weight, images

Garden Bird Photography in Winter

Garden Bird Photography in Winter Winter can be an ideal time to get to know your garden birds. Cold weather means they’ll appreciate some food, and in the case of many Robins they’ll appreciate some company as well. At this time of year I seem to encounter Robins

Field Testing Panasonic Leica 100-400 Lens

Field Testing Panasonic Leica 100-400 Lens Field testing is always a multistage process. Initial tests are simply to get a feel for something, and an approximation of performance. I find it takes multiple outings before I’ve got to know a new piece of equipment. When

Water Birds in Autumn

Water birds in autumn: it’s (almost) golden here in the UK  and we’ve had some pleasantly mild weather over the last few days. This is my favourite time of the year, but it doesn’t last very long. If you’re a keen photographer it’s important to get

Wildlife Photography Surrey | Bird Photography

Wildlife Photography Surrey | Bird Photography One of the most important things I try to instil in my students is the need for practice. After all, if you wanted to be a cook you wouldn’t spend your time simply reading recipe books – you would need to actually make

Bird and Nature Photography in West Sussex

Bird and Nature Photography in West Sussex Photographing animals of any kind is often high on the list for any hobbyist snapper, and that will help to explain why the training I offer is proving to be popular. Photographing animals can have its challenges, usually because most

Wildlife and Bird Photography Sussex and Surrey, Taking Pictures in the Rain

Wildlife and Bird Photography Sussex and Surrey, Taking Pictures in the Rain The animal photography that I do (which covers everything from domestic pets and ‘kept animals’ to nature and wildlife) takes place almost entirely outdoors. Some exceptions might be house

Wildlife and Nature Photography Chichester, Micro 4/3 for Wildlife Photography

Wildlife and Nature Photography Chichester, Micro 4/3 for Wildlife Photography I headed back to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre at Arundel in West Sussex today in anticipation of the hatchlings which start to emerge at this time of year. Depending on the weather, it can be hard

Wildlife Photographer West Sussex, Waterfowl in March

As well as my final preparations for my visit to The Photography Show at the NEC in Birmingham this coming weekend (where I’m one of the speakers) last week saw a raft of irritations in the office. When you’re a sole trader chances are there is only you to sort

Olympus 40-150 f2.8 Review, Bird Photography West Sussex

I’m continuing to put the new Olympus 40-150 f2.8 lens through its paces, and I have to say this lens is proving to be outstanding in every way. The sharpness and detail it renders is breathtaking, and I see no image degradation with the x1.4 teleconverter mounted (this

Bird Photography with the Olympus 40-150 f2.8 Pro Lens

I live just a few minutes away from a beautiful nature reserve (the Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre at Arundel in West Sussex) and whenever I can grab a couple of hours for myself I’ll pack a small camera bag and head off to see the birds. The reserve provides some lovely

Olympus 40-150 f2.8 Pro Lens Field Review II, Bird Portraits

In November 2014 I conducted a basic Olympus 40-150 f2.8 pro lens field review at the British Wildlife Centre in Surrey. The purpose of initial field testing is to see how a lens performs in a variety of situations and at certain settings (most notably wide-open and at the

Birds | Animal Photographer Chichester West Sussex

I’ve always considered myself fortunate to live in the rural Home Counties. I have some lovely countryside to enjoy as well as the convenience of cities within easy reach, and of course the coast is just 9 miles away. But sadly in recent years the ‘rural’

Nature and Wildlife Photography Sussex, British Owls

Bird photography is a common enough past time – after all, given the different shapes and sizes that birds come in it’s unsurprising that they make such compelling subjects. But they’re not always easy to photograph. Large waterbirds rarely present too many

Animal and Pet Photography Training Chichester West Sussex

Animal photography is an extremely popular past time, but it’s also one of the most demanding and challenging photographic genres. This is because we can’t normally control our subjects in the way that we could if we were photographing human beings. Animals might be

Olympus OMD EM10

The Olympus OMD EM10 is the latest addition to the OMD lineup. This camera has been in the marketplace for a few months now so I won’t bore you with the technical specifications – there are plenty of good review sites out there for that kind of thing. Instead, this

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