• Seaweed and pebbles with a babbling sea focus our minds in mindful photography
    Nature Photography,  Photography

    Mindful Photography and not an Elephant to be Seen

    Yesterday I took myself off, with my camera, to join a Mindful Photography workshop on the Moray coast. A day-long session run by Kim Grant, a popular YouTube vlogger who is gathering quite a following as she shares her days out with her camera through Visualising Scotland. It’s no secret my heart lies with wildlife when it comes to motivation to pick up my camera. But it wasn’t always like that. I had my first camera when I was maybe around 11 years old. A little Instamatic type film device which you wound on manually. I used to play with creative shots. Putting a paper cup over the lens to…

  • oter eating fish among seaweed
    Nature Photography,  Photography,  Travel,  Wildlife Photography

    2021 The Year of the Otter

    It has been an almost lifelong dream to see otters in their natural habitat. So it’s only logical we should yearn to photograph an otter, once we became camera-toting enthusiasts. When the pandemic brought world travel to an emergency stop, 2021 presented the perfect opportunity to explore what our stunning UK shores and countryside have to offer. Why We Used Guides to Photograph Otters We have always been advocates of using local professional wildlife photography guides. They know the area and the subjects. They understand the normal behaviour patterns – which may vary in different locations, and from animal to animal (or bird to bird). This is incredibly important if…