F-Stop Gear Kashmir Video Review and ICU Discount

I am SO excited to share with you a beautiful video review that I did with the guys from F-Stop Gear on their Ultralight bag for women, The Kashmir. We took a quick trip to beautiful Macedonia so I could test the bag out and unsurprisingly, I fell in love with it.

AND there are a couple of special discounts going right now.  If you order a Kashmir bag, you can get 33% off any ICUs you buy with it with the code: KASHMIRICU33OFF

But wait!  If you are a big strong guy who wants a Mountain series bag instead, you can save 33% too, with the code ICU33OFF.  Something for everyone! 🙂




T&Cs for the kashmir discount:  Only valid for Kashmir UL, Orders scheduled to ship April 2016, Offer expires on 29th February 2016, Discount is limited to 1 order per customer, Discount is limited to 2 of each size of ICU per order, You will be charged at the moment of purchase.



Black and White Photo Course

Come on a Black and White Photography Adventure with me! 😀


(online black and white photo course)

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Perspective – Is it Impending Doom? or The Worst has Past?
How we perceive our reality makes a huge difference in our happiness.

Ominous cloud over Caher Cove.

I don’t do New Year’s resolutions and I’m not interested in dwelling on the past. My primary focus lately is to experience the best in each moment.  Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Yeah, I fail a lot, but I’m getting better at it and when I get it right, it’s SO worth it. So here’s to enjoying NOW – appreciating what is, what we have, who we are and who we are with.

Happy Now. Ok, ok – Happy New Year too. 🙂

This image is from the stunning Copper Coast in Southern Ireland. John Dunne and I are leading two workshops there later this year.  You could join us! More information here: www.lightlandandsea.com  If you act fast, you could save €50 on the February Workshop.


New Ireland Photography Workshops for 2016

Elephant Rock in Northern Ireland

I am extremely happy to announce that I’ll be co-leading, along with John Dunne, four photography workshops in Ireland in 2016!  I would absolutely love to see you there.  🙂

To find out more and to register, please visit www.lightlandandsea.com

Causeway Coast, Northern IrelandCopper Coast Geopark, Ireland
February 26 – 28th *€50 discount*
October 14 – 16th
April 22 - 24th
September 16 - 18th
The Causeway Coast covers a large area of Northern Ireland, rich with culture, history and beauty, with iconic locations like the UNESCO World Heritage site Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Mussenden Temple, as well as quaint harbours, sea stacks and cliffs falling into the North Atlantic Ocean.
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The Copper Coast is a diverse geological area in southern Ireland that is named for the historic metal mining industry of the area. It is peppered with ruins of times past, glorious cliffs falling into the Celtic Sea and beautiful sea stacks.
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Caher Cove in The Copper Coast


Video Tutorials Now Available!

Come with me on a photography adventure.  I want to show you the beautiful Western Cape of  South Africa and talk to you about what photography means to me and how I approach it from start to finish in this exclusive, travelogue-style video tutorial produced in collaboration with filmmaker Armand Dijcks.  Order Now! 🙂

In this three part video series, I discuss many things, including all of the following:

the definition of fine art photography
color vs black & white photography
knowing your camera
composition & orientation
getting a feel for locations
using the light to your advantage
preparation before visiting a location
danger point lighthouse – Preparation and shooting
Cape Agulhas shipwreck – Composition, dealing with weather and tides
what’s in my camera bag
reasons to shoot long exposures
getting your shot in-camera
importing, rating & metadata in Adobe Bridge
preparing the image using Dfine
black & white conversion in Silver Efex Pro
finishing touches in Photoshop
creating panoramic images
and so much more…

Visit www.AfricaWithAthena.com to find out more, see other preview clips and order your copy.


Africa with Athena Sneak Peek and Presale

This is getting exciting – every time I see a new clip from the photo video tutorial I am delighted again by how talented Armand Dijcks is. And amazed again that I did a darn good job at *talking*.  🙂

Have a sneak peek at the Africa with Athena trailer and then head over to www.africawithathena.com to pre-order the video so that you can get it at the discounted price 😉


Africa with Athena Video Tutorial Pre-Sale

Available for pre-sale NOW at www.AfricaWithAthena.com

Join me on my journey to photograph some of the most beautiful locations in South Africa’s Western Cape.  I’ll share with you my thoughts on researching locations, artistic vision, what fine art photography is, post processing workflow and much more as we travel to a shipwreck and a lighthouse.

Africa with Athena, the tutorial video I have been working on with the very talented videographer, Armand Dijcks is available for pre-sale now.

It will be ready for download on March 1st, but if you pre-order before that date, you will receive it for $49 instead of the regular price of $59.


We will take you from on site at each location to the finished images.

Find out more and place our order at:   http://www.africawithathena.com/


Long Exposure Photography Tips

Are you interested in long exposure photography? Need a few tips to get started or to refine your workflow?

I’ve shared a few over on Jay and Varina Patel’s Visual Wilderness website.   You can find the tips by clicking HERE. 🙂


Workshop * Outer Banks, NC * July 2015

I’m very pleased to say that I’ll be doing another workshop in the stunning Outer Banks of North Carolina with the Mountains to Sea guys – Alistair Nichol and Tommy White this summer.  We had a fabulous time last year shooting sunrise at a pier, sunset and stars at a lighthouse, dunes, more piers, sunrise at another lighthouse, laughing and eating great food together, learning a lot in the classroom and then shooting a bonus ruined pier.  I absolutely can not wait to get back and do it all again.  Join us! 🙂

For more information and to sign up, please visit Mountains to Sea Workshops.