Nick Jenkins

Photo Workshop in Pembrokeshire

I do like to get away for a few days to spend time in the company of other people who have photography as their hobby (even passion). With them you don’t feel nerdy when you’re walking about with a big bag and a tripod – it’s just what they (you) do; it’s natural; you feel […]

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Langdale Pikes from Chapel Stile

Langdale and a Rainbow

Four shots with no connection between them. Above, a different view of the Langdale Pikes taken from above Chapel Stile. [EXIF: 1/30 @f/16; ISO 200; Sony ILCE-7R; Sony FE 24-105 F4 G OSS @ 69mm] Above a farmhouse near Chapel Stile in Great Langdale. [EXIF: 1/320 @f/8; ISO 200; Sony ILCE-7R; Sony FE 24-105 F4 G OSS

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Millerground, Windermere

With Nick in the Lake District

I’ve been on quite a few photo workshops with Nick Jenkins – I think my photography is improving, but can I be sure it’s down to his tuition??? One of the regular problems I have when I start a workshop is “getting in the zone”. The leader takes you to a place and says, “there’s

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And finally … a dam

But before we get to the dam, a couple of “interesting” shots. The first was taken blind. Handheld, standing on the bottom rung of the fence, camera held high above my head – point, shoot and hope. Thankfully it sort of worked. On a dull day, the fencing becomes the picture. On a sunny day,

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Silky water shots

Following on from the waterfall shots, a selection of silky water shots taken using the technique I mentioned in the previous post. Sometimes however you have to also change the ISO setting (the sensitivity, or granularity of the image) on your camera because there’s not enough light to stop down to anything near f22. Luckily

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All in focus

Waterfall experiments

If you look through my Galleries or Albums you will soon realise I rather like taking pictures of rivers, waterfalls, and the like. It’s obviously a throwback to my days as a fluvial geomorphologist and hydrologist. I think I’ve just about got the “silky” water effect cracked now, although when you’re short of light to start with,

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