Contrast is usually at its highest when a scene is backlit. In this image there wasn’t much that could be done to lighten the shadows. I exposed so that the highlights weren’t too badly burnt out and didn’t worry too much about the shadows. Contrast […]
After many years as a keen amateur photographer, I decided to start a small landscape photography business called Lakescenes which I ran alongside my main job as an IT Manager. As business increased, I found myself working long, but rewarding, hours just to keep up with the demand. It quickly became apparent that I was enjoying my part time job much more than my full time one and I decided that this was where my future lay.
I decided to leave my job in IT and become a full time professional photographer. I hold occasional exhibitions at the Moot Hall in Keswick and exhibit at several galleries in and around the Lake District area where I have been top selling artist in Thornthwaite Gallery for the past three years. I also exhibit in Lancashire. I supply images for calendars, websites and brochures and contribute to stock libraries. I have also now started to write photographic tutorials for magazines.
I now have a number of customers who collect my work both framed and on canvas. My love of fell-walking has allowed me to access and capture images of many of the places that visitors to the Lake District hold close to their hearts. ‘Memories on the wall’ is how I like to describe it.
In March 2008, I re-branded as Martin Lawrence Photography and commissioned a new website to enhance my on-line presence. This has recently been updated into what you see at present and has allowed me to offer, amongst other things, more detailed articles, a newsletter sign-up and connections to social networking sites.
As a result of many requests, I introduced One to One and Small Group Digital Landscape Photography Courses in 2008 and these have been extremely successful. It seems to have filled a gap in the market for photographers looking for more individual attention that focuses solely on their needs rather than those of a large group. I have had some great feedback from both beginners and more experienced photographers looking to improve their technique.
I now undertake an increased amount of Commercial work, details of which can be found on the Commercial page. I find this to be a very interesting and rewarding part of my job as it allows me to get around to other parts of the country that I would not normally visit.
After many years as a keen amateur photographer, I decided to start a small landscape photography business called Lakescenes which I ran alongside my main job as an IT Manager. As business increased, I found myself working long, but rewarding, hours just to keep up […]
Rob Sheppard is a naturalist, nature photographer and videographer who says his favorite location is the one he is in at any time. He is the author/photographer of over 40 books, as well as a well-known speaker and workshop leader, and a Fellow with the […]
Gary Hart has photographed California’s natural beauty for over 30 years. Gary’s photos and writing have appeared in many publications, most recently Outdoor Photographer and Sierra Heritage magazines. You’ll also find his images in greeting cards, postcards, calendars, and many galleries and private collections throughout the world.
Originally from Poland, based in London UK, Jaroslav has background in Fine Arts, degree in Architecture, and wide array of experience. Being an Architect taught him how to be resourceful and to solve complex problems with simple, yet innovative solutions. Constant passion for graphic & […]
Next time you’re in the countryside at night do yourself a favour: look up. If it’s clear and conditions are right you’ll see a seemingly infinite number of stars twinkling like diamonds on a sheet of black velvet. As a visual pleasure it’s hard to […]
Colour can be distracting. Stripped of colour an image is entirely about the subject (unless of course the entire point of the subject is its colour…). This is particularly true of portraiture. Black and white arguably conveys the inner soul of the subject more powerfully […]