Wildlife Photography with the Sigma 150-600 mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens by Wayne Robertson

I spend the majority of my time doing landscape photography but over the years I have spent a lot of time doing wildlife photography. It is something that I have a love for and for a few months now I’ve felt the urge to get back out and capture some wildlife images. Recently while doing some woodland photography I was visited regularly throughout the day by a Robin (watch the video here). The Robin is a beautiful small bird with its vibrant red breast and seeing one up close that day inspired me to return with a suitable lens to try and capture one out in nature in the woodland. That lens is the Sigma 150-600 mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary (affiliate link to lens on Amazon) which I use on my Canon 5D Mark IV. I really like this lens, the only drawbacks for me being the size and weight but it’s certainly manageable. I made a video which you can watch here and in it I show a number of wildlife images I’ve captured over the years, and also the images I captured that day of a Robin. I also discuss why I switched to the Sigma lens when I previously had the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM lens (Amazon affiliate link).

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The Most Difficult Sharp Image I've Ever Taken by Wayne Robertson

Landscape photography can often be as much about the journey as the images we capture. Recently I headed off hoping to capture an image of snow covered mountains which involved a difficult walk and a steep ascent through hills and mountains. Although cold, the weather at ground level was pleasant for the time of year, but as I climbed higher I was met with increasingly strong winds and a temperature which was rapidly dropping. At the top of my climb the wind was so strong that I struggled to walk and it was impossible to steady my tripod enough to capture the image that I wanted. I had to settle for a different composition and faced a real challenge just to capture a sharp image let alone one I was happy with. On this day I didn’t capture one of my best images but I created memories of a day that I won’t forget. You can watch my journey here.

Choosing a Fine Art Paper for Printing Landscape Images by Wayne Robertson

How do you select a paper to print your landscape images on? What factors should be considered when thinking about a paper choice? In my new YouTube video I show the Fotospeed papers I use, I display and discuss a number of my framed images, and I give my thoughts on selecting a fine art paper type. You can watch the video here.

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens - Testing and Review by Wayne Robertson

I recently purchased the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM lens (affiliate link to lens on Amazon and decided to make a video discussing why I bought this lens and also to review it. I travel to a couple of different locations including up a mountain in tough conditions to test this lens thoroughly. If you want to hear my thoughts on this lens you can watch the video here.


Photography in an Ancient Woodland - Woodland Photography Tips and Ideas by Wayne Robertson

I’m just back from a trip to an ancient woodland where I enjoyed some fulfilling photography but faced challenges in terms of the woodland itself and the weather. I created a video showing my experience and I give some tips and ideas to hopefully help you in your own woodland photography. You can watch the video on my YouTube channel here.


Is the Importance of Golden Hour Overrated in Landscape Photography? by Wayne Robertson

As soon as you begin your journey as a landscape photographer you will start to read and hear about the importance of taking images at golden hour. It can certainly help us capture some wonderful images, but is it the only time of day we can capture our best photographs? That’s what I discuss in my latest YouTube video which you can watch here.


Capturing Autumn Colour by Wayne Robertson

Autumn is here! It's one of my favourite times of the year and it's fantastic for landscape photography. Summer can sometimes be quite difficult but autumn comes with lots of opportunities. I recently spent a day capturing the colours of autumn, you can watch the video on my YouTube channel here.


How To Create Balanced Compositions + Print Giveaway by Wayne Robertson

Balance is a very important part of creating a nice image - get it wrong and the image just won't feel right to the viewer. I give some tips on this in my recent video which you can watch here. Also, would you like the chance to get a free print of an image such as the one below? I'm running a giveaway of two free prints, the details of how to enter are in the video.

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How to Create Mood and Atmosphere in Landscape Photography by Wayne Robertson

One of the things I love about taking images is having the opportunity to convey a certain mood and atmosphere and have the viewer feel something as they look at an image. Atmospheric images can leave a lasting impression. I give my thoughts on how to achieve this in my video which can be found here.

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You Can't Rush Landscape Photography by Wayne Robertson

I've just released a video in which I climb high in the hills and mountains of Scotland and capture three images around sunset. I discuss the importance of preparation and taking your time when capturing landscape images to give yourself the best chance of success. You can watch my video here.

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Recent Landscape Photography Trips by Wayne Robertson

I've been on a few trips recently in various places across Scotland and I have vlogs from some of these on my YouTube channel. I always enjoy looking for unique images and I talk about that in one of my videos, I also have a couple of woodland photography videos posted. I really enjoy woodland photography and the search for interesting compositions. You can watch my latest video here and I've included a couple of images from recent videos below.

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Printing is the Voice of Landscape Photography by Wayne Robertson

I've created a video which gives a brief behind the scenes look at what goes into the production of my printed images, from the moment of capture until print. I feel that printing is a very important step in the process of creating images. It is extremely satisfying to see an image you have captured, processed and printed finally displayed on your wall. You can watch the video here.


Searching for Seascapes and a Sky of Fire by Wayne Robertson

In recent weeks I have been at the coast hoping to capture some seascapes. In one of those trips I faced changeable conditions and ending up returning to the same location twice, you can watch that video here. In my second trip I headed out to another location in the hope of capturing some sunset images with wonderful colour in the sky.  I was fortunate enough to witness an amazing sunset with wonderful colour, that video is available here.

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Simple Tips and Ideas to Improve Your Woodland Photography by Wayne Robertson

Woodland photography can be very challenging but I find it really rewarding when I capture a woodland image that I'm proud of. If you struggle with woodland photography my latest video may give you some tips and ideas to help, you can watch it here.

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Waiting For a Stunning Sunset by Wayne Robertson

Sunsets at the coast can be so rewarding and so challenging too. The tide is always changing and that makes our compositions change too, then we need to factor in the changing light. The coast is definitely one of my favourite places for landscape photography and I love the challenges it brings. In my most recent vlog I headed out on a beautiful night to try and capture an amazing sunset. You can watch the video here.

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The Canon Nifty Fifty - Why It’s Great for Woodland Photography (Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens) by Wayne Robertson

In this weeks vlog I discuss the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens (affiliate link to the product on Amazon - I think this is an excellent lens and offers fantastic value for money, I also find that it works really well for woodland photography. To hear my thoughts on this and see the images I capture with this lens on a recent woodland trip, click here.


Woodland Photography and Climbing High in the Cairngorms to Capture Light by Wayne Robertson

My recent landscape photography trips have seen me venture to a woodland and also climb high up in the Cairngorms in Scotland. In my woodland photography vlog I capture some of the finer details of the woodland and a particular scene which I found quite interesting, you can watch that video here. On my trip to the Cairngorms I set off late in the afternoon to climb high up in an attempt to capture the nice evening light as it hit the Cairngorm mountains and surrounding hills and lochs. Watch how I get on and see the images I capture here.

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Changing Weather and Nervous Waits by Wayne Robertson

The weather can change significantly in a matter of minutes. I decided to visit the Aberdeenshire coastline one evening as it had been a beautiful day. Not long after I headed out to do some landscape photography the weather changed and the clouds rolled in! I found a couple of scenes I really liked but had a nervous evening waiting to see if the sun would come out from behind the clouds. You can watch what happened here.

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Racing Against the Sunset by Wayne Robertson

On my recent travels around North Scotland I spotted a wonderful expanse of water late one evening.  The scenery was beautiful but I wanted to find and compose an image which captured the feel of the location and evening. Although I had some time until sunset the sun was moving quite quickly to hide behind a mountain, when that happened the opportunity to capture an image would be gone.  Watch how I get on racing against the sunset here.