Category Nature

The Outdoor Book Club

#1 Kate Humble, ‘Thinking on my feet’ – the book that changed my life – honestly! Humour me guys – you know that I’m all about photographing in the great outdoors but I bet you didn’t know I’m also REALLY into books written about the great outdoors. I’m fixated with stories of climbing mountains, rewilding… Read More

Light and shade on the Thames Path

We’re getting there! 100 miles walked out of 184… Yup, we were back on the river. It hadn’t been easy getting out – there were birthday parties and swimming lessons, grannies visiting and little ones with coughs and colds…but it’s always like that. With six children between us, the diary is always swamped. Trying to… Read More

Still walking the Thames Path for Mind…

OK, the Thames Path isn’t exactly the wilderness! It doesn’t compare to crossing the Bayuda Desert or ascending the peaks of Nepal, but this challenge has still pushed me and Victoria out of our comfort zone. There have been moments of tenuous map reading, the scaling of inhospitable fences after taking a wrong turn, cautious… Read More

Outdoor photoshoots: I’ve realised how much I love them…

Sigh of relief, Spring is here (nearly!), I am really looking forward to taking my families outside again, it’s been a while! Outdoor photoshoots get the best out of me, they force me to be creative, to incorporate interesting backgrounds and shoot from different angles. Admittedly, outdoor photoshoots can be harder – I have to… Read More

There are some outdoor places we just shouldn’t be…

My experience of swimming with dolphins in Mauritius Before I get on my high horse about intrusive, mass tourism, let me be a total hypocrite and tell you how much I loved swimming with dolphins in Mauritius. Flippering through that warm, blue world of theirs, marvelling at their grace and friskiness, was unforgettable. It was… Read More