Category Archives: Creativity

One last plug. NB

You’re maybe visiting this site for nature photography content but let’s face it, a great many of us like chocolate too. I’ve been applying myself of late to some concept pictures for Carlotta’s Chocolates (we couldn’t use Charlotte’s Chocolates as … Continue reading

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Field studio techniques – the full story. NB.

Since I first posted “Field Studio flowers” in the early days of the blog in 2009, it has attracted even more traffic than Paul’s wide angle macro posts (so far, anyway!) During that time I have continued to refine the … Continue reading

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Just hangin’ around. NB

  Three people. One fishing rod. What was I to do while Iona and Charlotte took it in turns to fish from the main pier on Coll? Well, I didn’t want to miss out on the excitement if a fish … Continue reading

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New work profile. NB

Here’s my latest work profile, aimed at all those looking to commission environmental communication work. Work CV September 12    

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Greg Wise shoot. NB

A recent shoot for the Woodland Trust’s Broadleaf magazine of actor Greg Wise reminded me of two vital requirements of outdoor portraits: that the pictures are always lit and that you always do a walk through first.   My friend Erwin Christis, … Continue reading

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Ocean graphic. NB

This is literally, a very long post, sent to me by Meika  Jensen  http://www.mastersdegree.net It’s a very nice graphic about the oceans and why we need to pay them more heed. To see the image

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Bust a Rhyme for Ringed Seals. CB

Wildscreen has launched this creative communications competition to raise awareness amongst young people in particular about the animals and plants affected by climate change. Entrants are asked to choose a climate change mascot, whether it be the polar bear, koala … Continue reading

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A late Christmas card. NB

  Following my friend and colleague, Pete Cairn’s recent advice about not criticising cats, I’ll just light the blue touch paper and stand back.        

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Word pictures. NB

We live in a visually illiterate age. Few of us are educated to analyse and interpret images; to think critically about their content or even understand the creator’s intention. Too often we look only at the surface of pictures, at … Continue reading

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You’ve got style. NB

New Scientist’s recent article on “the curse of knowledge” (August 4th 2011) got me thinking. Here are some musings prompted by it… You’re perhaps familiar with the notion that it takes 10 000 hours of concentrated application to become “expert” … Continue reading

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