Entries in the ‘Photography Tips’

Fieldcraft – Ethics

Filed in Articles, Photography Tips, Wildlife on Oct.16, 2019

As we now start to move from autumn to winter, please remember this is a testing time for all living animals. Always remember when working with wild animals they come first and the last thing you want to do is to impose yourself to quickly or scare the animal you’re wishing to photograph. It’s also very important to know that calories are burned off more quickly during the winter months so fieldcraft and respect have to be the first priorities of any wildlife photographer.


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Wildlife Photography – Composition

Filed in Photography Tips, Workshops on Jul.10, 2019

Simplicity is often the key to composing a successful photograph. A well composed image should never look cluttered, and the main focal point or subject should be obvious. When composing an image decide which parts of the scene are most important to you and try hard to exclude any elements that are not, or don’t have a role or detract from the composition you are trying to achieve.


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Redstarts Return

Filed in Photography Tips, Projects on May.22, 2019

I’ve been working on another project in the beautiful Peak District National Park photographing one of the UK’s most beautiful and stunning summer visitors; the Redstart. This attractive cousin of the Robin and Nightingale is one of my favourite summer visitors to our shores. They travel all the way from North Africa to the UK to raise their young before leaving for Africa at the end of summer which I find amazing.


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Dawn and Dusk

Filed in Articles, Photography Tips on Mar.25, 2019

Dawn and Dusk are your best friends as a wildlife photographer, once you understand this and what happens at these times of the day it will change how you think within your own wildlife photography. It will also improve your own images , fieldcraft and general understanding of our beautiful yet fragile natural world.


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Winter Solstice : Embrace the Light

Filed in Articles, Photography Tips on Dec.09, 2018

As we now officially enter the season of winter there are few greater opportunities for dramatic lighting within your photographs than a good winter’s day. It can be an amazing time of the year to see and photograph wildlife where the winter light will add a great deal of impact to your images.


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The Direction of Light

Filed in Articles, Photography Tips on Nov.26, 2018

Dawn and Dusk are truly the best times for light that often yield the most pleasing conditions in which to photograph in. With the Winter season now upon us this will offer you a softer, more angled light which can offer the photographer endless opportunities for dramatic images of wildlife.


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Hi Key Photography – My Tips

Filed in Articles, Photography Tips on Nov.05, 2016

Intentionally overexposing a photograph can create a fascinating image that tells a beautiful story. High key photography can be achieved very simply by adjusting your camera settings.Everything you need to know about High-key photography is actually in the name.

Craig Jones Wildlife Photography


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