Photography Blog

Telephoto Lenses

The job of a telephoto lens is to bring the image closer than that of the natural angle of view of the human eye. Having a magnifying effect is useful for shooting wildlife or sports shots where it is impossible to get physically close.

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MAKING THE MOST OF IT

Simon has been trying to get the right light on Chatsworth House for over two weeks now, to get a particular capture for the 2019 Guide Book. Today, it finally looked like we were in for a good evenings light, so when it’s good he’s got to make the most of it.

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OUR WORK IN PUBLICATION

I’ve just been sent these today as the images we shot for Neeleshwar Hermitage, Kerala, India have appeared in the June 2018 Edition of Outlook Traveller Magazine.

See if you recognise anyone in the pictures!

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HARPERS FASHION SHOOT

Today we have been shooting ladies fashion for a new boutique – Harpers Lifestyle, which has just opened in Sheffield. They offer stunning contemporary designs and here are just a couple of offerings from a vast collection of clothing.

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NEELESHWAR HERMITAGE

Last week we travelled out to Kerala in India to undertake a Commercial Photography Assignment for Neeleshwar Hermitage – neeleshwarhermitage.com.

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NWR PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP

On a hot sunny day at the Tea Junction at Hulme End, Simon did a presentation focusing on the landscape of Peak District for 50 members of NWR groups from across the Midlands.

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PHOTO PICK

I have decided to run a photograph pick column in order to show some of the images taken by Simon. Here Simon is going to give us a bit of an insight into how he created an image, including shooting data.

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SOUTH MANCHESTER CAMERA CLUB

We have just completed a talk to South Manchester Camera Club, which is based in Didsbury. There was a good turn out for the talk on Travelling Asia.

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PARABOLIC UMBRELLA

The Westcott Parabolic Umbrella is a large diameter light modifier with a price tag that won’t leave your wallet bruised.

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The Stork Has Delivered!

Yesterday saw the birth of another baby at The Spout Farmhouse.
This time welcome Myah, born at 11:45pm and weighing in at 7lbs 13oz.

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Nepal Annapurna Photo Tour

Simon gives us the low down on the Nepal Annapurna Photo Tour and shares some of the images taken. Nepal is a fantastic destination for photographers.

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Early Starts

Shooting early morning landscapes in the Peak District has meant for some really etherial images. With low lying mists and inversions transforming…

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Camera Change!

Well it’s all change for Simon here at World In Focus… Yes he’s gone out and brought a Nikon! The Canon Camera kit has gone.

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Learning Curve

Today I was determined to do some photography, whilst out walking with the family. Let nothing hold us back! So, baby strapped to me- off we went…

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Back to School!

I think most people know that I can take a picture in a Studio environment. However something I struggle with is making what I see outside actually look…

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Born in a Barn!

Everyone welcome baby Jude! The latest addition to The Spout Farmhouse and the World In Focus team! Born in a Barn, as some of you will be familiar with…

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The Photographic Angle

The Photographic Angle have an interview all about Simon and his photography on the Blog on their website. Filled with images by Simon Watkinson.

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Snow Day!

We had been planning this day since December last year and whilst we have had snow down continually this year, we were not too worried at the forecast…

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Where did THAT come from!

Tucking myself into bed that night, I was looking forward to tomorrows Photography Workshop. I simply had no idea what was in store for us – lots of snow!

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Mustang Photography Tour

World In Focus are offering an exhilarating opportunity to visit one of the most unspoilt and breath taking places on Earth on the Mustang Photo Tour.

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Freezing Rain

Here are a few images taken today after the freezing rain last night. Simon couldn’t wait to get out with his camera, even though we could barely stand up!

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Where Oh Where…

Where, oh where, has all Simon’s hair gone? Simon Watkinson Photographer sporting his new radical haircut!

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The Dogs

Mars and Cole having a good old run around the now frozen fields. As you can see Cole has grown massively and at 5 months old is nearly as tall as Mars!

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Lightroom Workshop- AUCTION!

We are holding a Lightroom Workshop to raise money for Ben (7) who has encountered many challenges and has a very complex medical profile.

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Everest Photography Workshop

It’s on! It’s official! We have the dates in for the Everest Photography Workshop 2012! We would love for you to join us on this exciting photo tour.

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Summer Meadows

Here are a few captures from a session me and Simon did yesterday photographing the children, making the most of the beautiful mowing meadow.

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