About Me

I'm James, I currently live near Leicester (UK) and I've been taking photos for the last 15 years, over the last few years I've realised that my passion in the realms of photography lies in Landscape photography.  I enjoy being outside and witnessing what nature has to offer, whether it's a wander round my local footpaths and bridleways or getting out and about in the mountains.  My love for photography has helped me to appreciate my surroundings and the little glimmers of beauty that I used to completely miss.

If you've ever got any questions or want get out and shoot drop me a message via the contact page.  For commercial inquiries, please head over to www.shiftfocusfilms.co.uk


Recent blog posts:

05 Mar 2017

Moody landscape tutorial/edit in Adobe Lightroom

This video full start to finish edit is a little longer than the basic adjustments and goes further into the options that are available to you in Adobe Lightroom and what you can do with them. The shot in question is of Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland and it’s demonstrating how you can achieve a moodier effect in your landscape images. Please let me know either on here, Instagram, or youtube what you think:  

05 Mar 2017

Adobe Lightroom basic adjustments – video tutorial

Below is a video tutorial that I’ve pulled together for you guys that have been asking for one.  This is the first of two covering basic adjustments and showing how good light in a photograph can make the editing process rather painless and swift. Please let me know either on here, insta, or youtube what you think:  

30 Jan 2017

How to remove lens flare whilst shooting

How to remove Lens Flare whilst shooting Today’s post is a simple tutorial on a technique that you can use to remove lens flare whilst shooting into the sun or when you’re shooting in an environment with multiple lights that are causing you issues. The only gear you’ll need is your camera a tripod, and your finger(!). The idea behind the technique is simple, whilst shooting into the sun, it’s the sun and the direct light from it hitting the […]

07 Dec 2016

Sleeklens – Lightroom Landscape presets review

Hey everyone, Today I’m going to be reviewing the Sleeklens Landscapes Presets package for Adobe Lightroom. First things first, this package is aimed at Adobe Lightroom users that are looking to reduce the amount of time spent processing, offering presets that provide a range of options for editing your photos ranging  from basic adjustments to more advanced edits of your photos.  I’ve spent a few days with the preset package that I’m reviewing, I have, however, used Sleeklens presets in the […]