Photographing Iceland at Night

With such little sunlight hours, especially in the winter, Iceland provided the perfect opportunity to try out some light-sensitive film. Using my trusty Pentax filled with Ilford Black & White (3200 iso) film I set out to capture Icelandic life after dark. I’m really impressed with how the film performed, especially in daylight as its built…

Seeing the Northern Lights For the First Time

This time last week I was in my Reykjavik hotel room putting on as many thermal layers as my body would allow in preparation for our midnight adventure; northern light hunting. I was a little naive before I touched down in Iceland, I assumed they would be visible most nights in an Icelandic winter.Nope. When…

Iceland Travel Diary: Day 04 & 05

Day 04&05 The last couple of days have been so brilliantly busy I have lost track of the time and what day it is. The sun rising at 10am is something I’m not used too and lulls you into a false sense of security, waking up when its dark makes me think I have hours left…

Iceland Travel Diary: Day 03

A 3rd packed day started in the dark (the sun rises at 10am!) boarding a coach to the first of our adventures. Our first stop was a tomato farm which uses only renewable sources to power the greenhouses using the geothermal heat of Iceland. A member of staff gave an in-depth talk about the behind-the0scenes happenings…

Iceland Travel Diary: Day 02

Our first full day started off with a walk along the bay. The black rock creates a striking contrast with the blue North Atlantic Sea and green open spaces. The few houses along the bay are quirkily coloured,  Scandinavian-like designs.  Tourists lined the route, taking in the view in through the frosty morning air. Our aim was…

Iceland Travel Diary: Day 01

With the alarm waking me up at 6am I headed for the first of two trains to get to Gatwick. The 1.5  hour train journey went without a hitch, a nice surprise given the current state of the British transport system. The two hour wait at the airport didn’t go quite so smoothly. Waiting to drop off…

Brighton City Guide

During the week I headed to my hometown of Brighton and filled my time taking photographs.Since moving away I see Brighton from a different perspective, feeling more like an in-the-know tourist. So I decided to create a City Guide. _____________________________ Brighton City Guide Just an hour away from the hustle and bustle of London lays Brighton,…

Photographing on the Streets (and beach) of Brighton

I really enjoyed testing the Sony a7RII by ‘shooting from the hip‘. So  I took the camera on a day trip to Brighton to photograph the eclectic mix of people who make up the seaside city. The camera once again performed incredibly well and it allows you to customise controls which comes in really handy…

Shooting from the Hip

Many well-known street photographers have embraced the technique of shooting from the hip. Where you quite literally photograph everything from hip height without looking through the view finder. I got my hands on a Sony A7RII so thought I’d use this as a challenge to test the cameras controls, functions and focus. I chose a 35mm…

Lines of a City

While exploring Canterbury for the first time  I began noticing the intricacies. I was drawn to photographing the lines making up this cathedral city. IG:@madisonbeachphotos

From Denmark to Switzerland in Photographs

One of my favourite adventures I’ve had (so far) was travelling by train from Denmark down to Switzerland. I took thousands of photographs of all the countries we visited; Denmark, Sweden,Germany, Holland and Luxembourg. Here are a selection of my favourite images: I loved my time travelling through Northern and Central Europe, in particular the…