Articles - Landscapes

The Importance of a Good Sky

Tuesday, 4th January, 2022

As any seasoned landscape photographer knows, the sky is a crucial ingredient in a dramatic and compelling landscape image. The sky is not often the actual subject in a scenic image, but it plays a substantial role. What is happening in the sky can vastly change the appearance of the light hitting the subject.  It [ read more ]

Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2021

Thursday, 7th January, 2021

With the new year having arrived, the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2021 competition has been launched. I entered last year's competition, and to my surprise, one of my images made it to the top 101 of the 37,853 entries, which was quite an achievement for me, and one I did not expect. I have [ read more ]

Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020: End of the Road

Sunday, 28th June, 2020

In my last update about the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020 competition, I related my experience of having one of my images selected from the Top 101. Unfortunately, that was the end of the road for me, for this year at least, as my image did not make it into the final selection [ read more ]

Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020: Top 101

Saturday, 16th May, 2020

In these strange times, there has not been much activity for me photographically, and consequently I have not had anything to report, until now. Last night, I received an email from Africa Geographic to advise that one of my images, which had earlier been selected for feature in the Weekly Selection in its Africa Geographic [ read more ]

Progress Update - Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020

Saturday, 28th March, 2020

In a previous article, I related my unusual decision to enter a photography competition - specifically, the esteemed Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020. I have entered quite a few of my favourite images captured during our travels in Africa. It is proving to be a tough competition, but to my delight, the competition [ read more ]