First Man Photography @adamkarnacz

adamkarnacz

First Man Photography Landscape Photographer and Filmmaker. Documenting the journey on YouTube. ↓↓Welcome to the Raw Room ↓↓

First Man Photography (@adamkarnacz) Recent Photos and Videos

  • Posting my latest video has been an interesting experience.  It initially stirred up a hornets nest of angry people who missed the point and didn't like the title.
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The point of the video was questioning the importance of subjects like jpeg Vs Raw, digital vs film, dslr vs Mirrorless etc that take up 9 out of 10 photography conversations. Conversations around the technical aspects of photography that ultimately don't matter, change over the years and don't really affect the link between a photographers artistic vision and the final print or work.
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There is clearly an inherent need in humans to progress technologically. Unlike any other artistic endeavour, photography seems particularly subjected to this and it's overwhelmed the conversation and has assisted in devaluing photography as a whole. Becoming technically proficient as a photographer is probably an important step but it's just the beginning. Its where the art then take us that makes the interesting conversations.
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Image - somewhere in Norway just North of the Finnish border.
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#landscapephotography #roseberrytopping #naturephotography #naturephotography #landscape_specialist #landscapelovers #igrefined #earthescope #blackandwhite #mono #norway #norwaynature
  • Posting my latest video has been an interesting experience. It initially stirred up a hornets nest of angry people who missed the point and didn't like the title. ▫️ The point of the video was questioning the importance of subjects like jpeg Vs Raw, digital vs film, dslr vs Mirrorless etc that take up 9 out of 10 photography conversations. Conversations around the technical aspects of photography that ultimately don't matter, change over the years and don't really affect the link between a photographers artistic vision and the final print or work. ▫️ There is clearly an inherent need in humans to progress technologically. Unlike any other artistic endeavour, photography seems particularly subjected to this and it's overwhelmed the conversation and has assisted in devaluing photography as a whole. Becoming technically proficient as a photographer is probably an important step but it's just the beginning. Its where the art then take us that makes the interesting conversations. ▫️ Image - somewhere in Norway just North of the Finnish border. ▫️ #landscapephotography #roseberrytopping #naturephotography #naturephotography #landscape_specialist #landscapelovers #igrefined #earthescope #blackandwhite #mono #norway #norwaynature
  • 736 0 2 days ago
  • My love of landscape photography was ignited forever after a trip to Yosemite when I was sixteen. I was continually asking my friends mum to stop the car so I could get out and take a picture with my disposable Kodak armed with panoramic film (swipe to see). They started calling me Ansel Adams and he has been an inspiration ever since.
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It therefore seems wrong that only a small portion of my work lives in black and white. It’s intriguing too when removing the colour forces extra emphasis on shape, texture, tone and light.
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This picture is of Roseberry Topping in North Yorkshire taken during my mountain bike adventure the other week. Swipe right to see an alternative edit using the ‘Cinematic’ included with your subscription to the Raw Room. It also includes the entire Landscape Photography Masterclass. Hit the bio link to find out more.
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#landscapephotography #roseberrytopping #naturephotography #ordnancesurvey #naturephotography #landscape_specialist #landscapelovers #igrefined #earthescope #blackandwhite #mono #kodak
  • My love of landscape photography was ignited forever after a trip to Yosemite when I was sixteen. I was continually asking my friends mum to stop the car so I could get out and take a picture with my disposable Kodak armed with panoramic film (swipe to see). They started calling me Ansel Adams and he has been an inspiration ever since. ▫️ It therefore seems wrong that only a small portion of my work lives in black and white. It’s intriguing too when removing the colour forces extra emphasis on shape, texture, tone and light. ▫️ This picture is of Roseberry Topping in North Yorkshire taken during my mountain bike adventure the other week. Swipe right to see an alternative edit using the ‘Cinematic’ included with your subscription to the Raw Room. It also includes the entire Landscape Photography Masterclass. Hit the bio link to find out more. ▫️ #landscapephotography #roseberrytopping #naturephotography #ordnancesurvey #naturephotography #landscape_specialist #landscapelovers #igrefined #earthescope #blackandwhite #mono #kodak
  • 877 0 1 week ago
  • My day with @charlie_waite was a day to remember and hearing him talk through this scene was fascinating. If you haven’t seen the video yet head over to First Man Photography on YouTube and check it out.
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From now on I am going to refer to this image and the tree itself as ‘Charlie’s Tree’. It was a fun experience making this image with him stood behind me and I am thrilled with how it turned out with the rain over head providing the tree with some nice separation from the mountains behind.
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The photograph is now available to buy in a very limited edition of 10 prints. Head over my website to check it out and subscribers to the Raw Room can currently get 25% off all prints and artwork. There’s also a tutorial showing exactly how I edited the image. Hit the bio link to find out more.
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#landscapephotography #tree #trees #lonetree #naturephotography #ordnancesurvey #naturephotography #landscape_specialist #landscapelovers #igrefined #earthescope #yorkshiredales
  • My day with @charlie_waite was a day to remember and hearing him talk through this scene was fascinating. If you haven’t seen the video yet head over to First Man Photography on YouTube and check it out. ▫️ From now on I am going to refer to this image and the tree itself as ‘Charlie’s Tree’. It was a fun experience making this image with him stood behind me and I am thrilled with how it turned out with the rain over head providing the tree with some nice separation from the mountains behind. ▫️ The photograph is now available to buy in a very limited edition of 10 prints. Head over my website to check it out and subscribers to the Raw Room can currently get 25% off all prints and artwork. There’s also a tutorial showing exactly how I edited the image. Hit the bio link to find out more. ▫️ #landscapephotography #tree #trees #lonetree #naturephotography #ordnancesurvey #naturephotography #landscape_specialist #landscapelovers #igrefined #earthescope #yorkshiredales
  • 1877 0 1 week ago
  • My visit to Finland was an absolute whirlwind. Whilst I didn't really get chance to explore Lapland away from the road, it was still very much worthwhile. Cramming in the visit was possible thanks to the support of @loupedeck and the great people who work there.
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This image was taken during my latest vlog and looks over Kilpisjarvi Lake towards the hills of Sweden. I am really happy with the images I captured. Making three images that were designed to work together was a lot of fun and now they are printed I am thrilled with the results. Swipe to see the printed images working together.
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You can see the video over at my YouTube channel First Man Photography. The next video on Sunday will be from Norway. Please subscribe and help me reach 100k subscribers. Thanks.
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#landscapephotography #naturephotography #lapland #finland #kilpisjarvi #longexposure #longexposurephotography #mountains #sweden #frozen
  • My visit to Finland was an absolute whirlwind. Whilst I didn't really get chance to explore Lapland away from the road, it was still very much worthwhile. Cramming in the visit was possible thanks to the support of @loupedeck and the great people who work there. ▫️ This image was taken during my latest vlog and looks over Kilpisjarvi Lake towards the hills of Sweden. I am really happy with the images I captured. Making three images that were designed to work together was a lot of fun and now they are printed I am thrilled with the results. Swipe to see the printed images working together. ▫️ You can see the video over at my YouTube channel First Man Photography. The next video on Sunday will be from Norway. Please subscribe and help me reach 100k subscribers. Thanks. ▫️ #landscapephotography #naturephotography #lapland #finland #kilpisjarvi #longexposure #longexposurephotography #mountains #sweden #frozen
  • 1322 0 3 weeks ago
  • Finland is probably not the first place you would think of when searching for landscape photography locations. However it is a stunning environment that is vast and beautiful. I decided in the short time I had available to head North into the Arctic circle to hunt out some of the Finnish mountains.
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This is called Sanna and is strictly speaking it is probably not a mountain. The cloud shrouding the top did me a favour because the next morning when it cleared I realised there was a rather unsightly telephone mast sitting right on top. The price to pay for the incredible 3g signal that covers the majority of the country.
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#landscapephotography #naturephotography #lapland #finland #kilpisjarvi #longexposure #longexposurephotography #mountains #sanna
  • Finland is probably not the first place you would think of when searching for landscape photography locations. However it is a stunning environment that is vast and beautiful. I decided in the short time I had available to head North into the Arctic circle to hunt out some of the Finnish mountains. ▫️ This is called Sanna and is strictly speaking it is probably not a mountain. The cloud shrouding the top did me a favour because the next morning when it cleared I realised there was a rather unsightly telephone mast sitting right on top. The price to pay for the incredible 3g signal that covers the majority of the country. ▫️ #landscapephotography #naturephotography #lapland #finland #kilpisjarvi #longexposure #longexposurephotography #mountains #sanna
  • 1464 0 3 weeks ago
  • There can’t be too many places in the world where you can capture three countries in one photograph. Ok, there’s probably a few but this is certainly a spectacular location. Stood in Finland, Norway off in the distance and some Swedish hills to the left make up the composition.
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It was shot on my recent trip to Finland which included a whirlwind tour of lapland in a camper van. All made possible by the excellent people @loupedeck.
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The video showing this stunning location is available now at my YouTube channel, First Man Photography.
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#landscapephotography #naturephotography #lapland #finland #kilpisjarvi #longexposure #longexposurephotography #mountains
  • There can’t be too many places in the world where you can capture three countries in one photograph. Ok, there’s probably a few but this is certainly a spectacular location. Stood in Finland, Norway off in the distance and some Swedish hills to the left make up the composition. ▫️ It was shot on my recent trip to Finland which included a whirlwind tour of lapland in a camper van. All made possible by the excellent people @loupedeck. ▫️ The video showing this stunning location is available now at my YouTube channel, First Man Photography. ▫️ #landscapephotography #naturephotography #lapland #finland #kilpisjarvi #longexposure #longexposurephotography #mountains
  • 1403 0 4 weeks ago
  • My latest video is titled 'Is THIS the Future of Landscape Photography?' This is the signature image from the day out and about and I am very happy with it. The scene is a classic composition of the bluebells in North Yorkshire looking towards Roseberry Topping. What makes this image very different is it is shot with a phone!! In the video I also print the image at A3 size and it looks great.
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Combining my iPhone XS Max with a wide angle conversion lens from @sandmarc allowed me to capture this. It was a liberating experience because the phone and lens is so light. With a tripod and lens the whole thing was not a 'phone photography' experience. It was just a normal landscape photography shoot. Swipe across to see the setup.
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The video is live now on my YouTube channel at First Man Photography. Please check it out and share. Thanks.
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#landscapephotography #roseberrytopping #bluebells #naturephotography #ordnancesurvey #northyorkmoors #iphonexsmax #iphoneography #iphoneographers #apple @apple #firstmanphotography #phonephotography #landscapephotographer
  • My latest video is titled 'Is THIS the Future of Landscape Photography?' This is the signature image from the day out and about and I am very happy with it. The scene is a classic composition of the bluebells in North Yorkshire looking towards Roseberry Topping. What makes this image very different is it is shot with a phone!! In the video I also print the image at A3 size and it looks great. ▫️ Combining my iPhone XS Max with a wide angle conversion lens from @sandmarc allowed me to capture this. It was a liberating experience because the phone and lens is so light. With a tripod and lens the whole thing was not a 'phone photography' experience. It was just a normal landscape photography shoot. Swipe across to see the setup. ▫️ The video is live now on my YouTube channel at First Man Photography. Please check it out and share. Thanks. ▫️ #landscapephotography #roseberrytopping #bluebells #naturephotography #ordnancesurvey #northyorkmoors #iphonexsmax #iphoneography #iphoneographers #apple @apple #firstmanphotography #phonephotography #landscapephotographer
  • 2168 0 1 month ago
  • This was an image from the top of Fleetwith Pike when I camped up there the other week. It was a fantastic experience and a mini adventure that I plan to do more of. At least when my stupid back isn't letting me down.
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Climbing up a mountain at an average pace alone always seems to give me a boost of creativity. I don't know if it's the extra oxygen reaching my brain or just the extra struggle that sparks things off.
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This latest bout of inspiration has driven me to press on writing my first book. I'm still trying to figure out exactly what it's going to be but it's definitely going to be more than your average photo book. Rather than a photography education book I am focusing on a collection of my best images with some stories of my time in the police that helped to form an overall philosophy that I try to live my life by.
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#landscapephotography #lakedistrict #buttermere #fleetwithpike #lakeland #naturephotography #ordnancesurvey #wildcamping #mountains #sunset #sunsetphotography #sunrise #sunrisephotography
  • This was an image from the top of Fleetwith Pike when I camped up there the other week. It was a fantastic experience and a mini adventure that I plan to do more of. At least when my stupid back isn't letting me down. ▫️ Climbing up a mountain at an average pace alone always seems to give me a boost of creativity. I don't know if it's the extra oxygen reaching my brain or just the extra struggle that sparks things off. ▫️ This latest bout of inspiration has driven me to press on writing my first book. I'm still trying to figure out exactly what it's going to be but it's definitely going to be more than your average photo book. Rather than a photography education book I am focusing on a collection of my best images with some stories of my time in the police that helped to form an overall philosophy that I try to live my life by. ▫️ #landscapephotography #lakedistrict #buttermere #fleetwithpike #lakeland #naturephotography #ordnancesurvey #wildcamping #mountains #sunset #sunsetphotography #sunrise #sunrisephotography
  • 1979 0 1 month ago
  • Finding interesting compositions and locations to shoot, as all landscape photographers know, is a real challenge. Over the next six months or so I plan to shift gear and seek out more adventure. The theory being that interesting landscapes and great photography will then follow. Hopefully also with an exciting vlog to match.
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This last week I decided to kick off this new regime with a 'micro adventure'. A small trip to the top of mountain to take in the sunset followed by a sunrise the next morning. You can see how it panned on my latest video by searching 'first man photography' on YouTube.
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#landscapephotography #lakedistrict #buttermere #fleetwithpike #lakeland #naturephotography #ordnancesurvey #wildcamping #mountains #sunset #sunsetphotography
  • Finding interesting compositions and locations to shoot, as all landscape photographers know, is a real challenge. Over the next six months or so I plan to shift gear and seek out more adventure. The theory being that interesting landscapes and great photography will then follow. Hopefully also with an exciting vlog to match. ▫️ This last week I decided to kick off this new regime with a 'micro adventure'. A small trip to the top of mountain to take in the sunset followed by a sunrise the next morning. You can see how it panned on my latest video by searching 'first man photography' on YouTube. ▫️ #landscapephotography #lakedistrict #buttermere #fleetwithpike #lakeland #naturephotography #ordnancesurvey #wildcamping #mountains #sunset #sunsetphotography
  • 1779 0 2 months ago
  • Getting our priorities straight can sometimes be a frustratingly difficult thing. I find its about achieving a balance. A balance between what you want to do and what life requires you to do. Sometimes both things will fall beautifully into line but, probably more often than not, they won't.
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Over the next few months I am aiming to focus my priorities to increase my productivity and hopefully the quality of my work. My solution is adventure. I plan to embark on as many adventures as I possibly can. Adventures that will be difficult and challenging and hopefully entertaining to watch. My theory is this........set out on adventures, discover new and amazing things to photograph and then make a video that documents it all in a natural and authentic way. If you have any suggestions for an adventure I would would love to hear it.
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This image is of Wast Water in the Lake District looking towards Great Gable. Wasdale Head is also the starting point for many an adventure so I thought this image was fitting. It was taken a few weeks ago on my @lightandlandphotography tour.
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#landscapephotography #landscape_lovers #lakedistrict #wastewater #naturephotography #mountains #lakeland #ordnancesurvey #adventure #outdoorphotography #adventuretime #firstmanphotography
  • Getting our priorities straight can sometimes be a frustratingly difficult thing. I find its about achieving a balance. A balance between what you want to do and what life requires you to do. Sometimes both things will fall beautifully into line but, probably more often than not, they won't. ▫️ Over the next few months I am aiming to focus my priorities to increase my productivity and hopefully the quality of my work. My solution is adventure. I plan to embark on as many adventures as I possibly can. Adventures that will be difficult and challenging and hopefully entertaining to watch. My theory is this........set out on adventures, discover new and amazing things to photograph and then make a video that documents it all in a natural and authentic way. If you have any suggestions for an adventure I would would love to hear it. ▫️ This image is of Wast Water in the Lake District looking towards Great Gable. Wasdale Head is also the starting point for many an adventure so I thought this image was fitting. It was taken a few weeks ago on my @lightandlandphotography tour. ▫️ #landscapephotography #landscape_lovers #lakedistrict #wastewater #naturephotography #mountains #lakeland #ordnancesurvey #adventure #outdoorphotography #adventuretime #firstmanphotography
  • 1759 0 2 months ago
  • This image was shot during my new Landscape Photography Masterclass that you can buy now and start streaming immediately. It is 7 hours of brand new video content that will help to improve your landscape photography skills from planning right through to the final print. The feedback so far has been incredible.
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One of the chapters is called Light and Perspective and covers what to look for when you first enter a scene. It can often be extremely challenging but using a few simple techniques you will soon be able to bring everything you see down into an interesting and engaging composition.
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Please do check it out because if you have enjoyed my tutorials and vlogs in the past then the Masterclass is definitely for you. Hit the bio link now or head over to Firstmanphotography.com/masterclass.
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#landscapephotography #tutorials #naturephotography #naturalworld #isleofarran #nature #ordnancesurvey #firstmanphotography #learnphotography
  • This image was shot during my new Landscape Photography Masterclass that you can buy now and start streaming immediately. It is 7 hours of brand new video content that will help to improve your landscape photography skills from planning right through to the final print. The feedback so far has been incredible. ▫️ One of the chapters is called Light and Perspective and covers what to look for when you first enter a scene. It can often be extremely challenging but using a few simple techniques you will soon be able to bring everything you see down into an interesting and engaging composition. ▫️ Please do check it out because if you have enjoyed my tutorials and vlogs in the past then the Masterclass is definitely for you. Hit the bio link now or head over to Firstmanphotography.com/masterclass. #️⃣ #landscapephotography #tutorials #naturephotography #naturalworld #isleofarran #nature #ordnancesurvey #firstmanphotography #learnphotography
  • 1321 0 2 months ago
  • Another image from my new Landscape Photography Masterclass taken in the very beautiful Bamburgh Castle area. In the Masterclass we go through the entire photography process from planning through to print. You can see how this image was captured in the field before we post process in a later chapter.
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I am so proud of the Masterclass which is the culmination of more than six months work. It's genuinely very different to any other online photography course. It is designed to inspire, educate and entertain you to make improving your landscape photography skills fun, accessible and exciting. Please do take a moment to check it out because I really think you're gonna love it.
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Hit the bio link to view or head to Firstmanphotography.com/masterclass
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#landscapephotography #naturephotography #ordnancesurvey #outdoorphotography #bamburgh #northumberland #firstmanphotography #castle #castles #landscape #landscape_capture
  • Another image from my new Landscape Photography Masterclass taken in the very beautiful Bamburgh Castle area. In the Masterclass we go through the entire photography process from planning through to print. You can see how this image was captured in the field before we post process in a later chapter. ▫️ I am so proud of the Masterclass which is the culmination of more than six months work. It's genuinely very different to any other online photography course. It is designed to inspire, educate and entertain you to make improving your landscape photography skills fun, accessible and exciting. Please do take a moment to check it out because I really think you're gonna love it. ▫️ Hit the bio link to view or head to Firstmanphotography.com/masterclass ▫️ #landscapephotography #naturephotography #ordnancesurvey #outdoorphotography #bamburgh #northumberland #firstmanphotography #castle #castles #landscape #landscape_capture
  • 1172 0 2 months ago
  • This image is from my new Landscape Photography Masterclass and is featured in a chapter called Creative Control. It follows on from the basics of the exposure triangle to show how aperture and shutter speed can be used to create interesting and exciting images that offer something different from the norm.
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The Masterclass is available now by hitting the bio link or by heading to firstmanphotography.com/masterclass. It is 7 Hours of brand new video content that is designed to inspire, entertain and educate. It also features a 1hr 20min session on composition where we discuss how to develop your own approach and use different compositional rules to bring the 3D world down into a great 2D photograph.
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A later chapter also goes into every detail of how to create beautiful prints whether we’re using a lab or your own printer. Swipe right now for a short preview!!!
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#landscapephotography #naturephotography #ordnancesurvey #outdoorphotography #flowers #bamburgh #bamburghcastle #northumberland #masterclass
  • This image is from my new Landscape Photography Masterclass and is featured in a chapter called Creative Control. It follows on from the basics of the exposure triangle to show how aperture and shutter speed can be used to create interesting and exciting images that offer something different from the norm. ▫️ The Masterclass is available now by hitting the bio link or by heading to firstmanphotography.com/masterclass. It is 7 Hours of brand new video content that is designed to inspire, entertain and educate. It also features a 1hr 20min session on composition where we discuss how to develop your own approach and use different compositional rules to bring the 3D world down into a great 2D photograph. ▫️ A later chapter also goes into every detail of how to create beautiful prints whether we’re using a lab or your own printer. Swipe right now for a short preview!!! ▫️ #landscapephotography #naturephotography #ordnancesurvey #outdoorphotography #flowers #bamburgh #bamburghcastle #northumberland #masterclass
  • 1264 0 2 months ago
  • This is the cover image of my extra YouTube video this week where I demonstrate some easy Lightroom techniques that can instantly improve you photos. Search First Man Photography on YouTube to view.
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The image is a lone tree high up on the North York Moors. With a nearby fire burning the smoke carried across behind the tree and caught some of the warm evening light.
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The North York moors and the surrounding coast is possibly my favourite place to shoot in the UK. I might be biased because I was born in the area but the variety of landscapes is spectacular including seascapes, hills, crags, woodland and moors. It is also the destination of my next tour with @lightandlandphotography ▫️
#landscapephotography #naturephotography #ordnancesurvey #northyorkshire #northyorkmoors #outdoorphotography #lonetree #sunset #sunsetphotography
  • This is the cover image of my extra YouTube video this week where I demonstrate some easy Lightroom techniques that can instantly improve you photos. Search First Man Photography on YouTube to view. ▫️ The image is a lone tree high up on the North York Moors. With a nearby fire burning the smoke carried across behind the tree and caught some of the warm evening light. ▫️ The North York moors and the surrounding coast is possibly my favourite place to shoot in the UK. I might be biased because I was born in the area but the variety of landscapes is spectacular including seascapes, hills, crags, woodland and moors. It is also the destination of my next tour with @lightandlandphotography ▫️ #landscapephotography #naturephotography #ordnancesurvey #northyorkshire #northyorkmoors #outdoorphotography #lonetree #sunset #sunsetphotography
  • 1305 0 2 months ago
  • Last week I went out to make a video about the problems when shooting waterfalls but ended up taking the best waterfall picture I have ever taken. Even so, there are still some pitfalls which I discuss in the video along with some tips on how to avoid them. Search First Man Photography on YouTube to view.
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In the video I also announced the release of my brand new landscape photography Masterclass. Its 7 hours of brand new video content covering everything from planning to print and lots lots more. It includes an 1hr 20min in-depth look at composition with some exciting compositional rules that can add interest and a dynamic feel to your images. You can check it out now by hitting the bio link or going to Firstmanphotography.com/masterclass
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This image is of the Mallyan Spout waterfall in North Yorkshire. The sun pushing through the trees made this incredible rainbow butI didn't realise it was a double rainbow until I got home and put it onto the big screen......Thrilled.
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#landscapephotography #naturephotography #ordnancesurvey #northyorkshire #northyorkmoors #outdoorphotography #rainbow #rainbows #waterfall #waterfallsofinstagram #waterfalls #firstmanphotography
  • Last week I went out to make a video about the problems when shooting waterfalls but ended up taking the best waterfall picture I have ever taken. Even so, there are still some pitfalls which I discuss in the video along with some tips on how to avoid them. Search First Man Photography on YouTube to view. ▫️ In the video I also announced the release of my brand new landscape photography Masterclass. Its 7 hours of brand new video content covering everything from planning to print and lots lots more. It includes an 1hr 20min in-depth look at composition with some exciting compositional rules that can add interest and a dynamic feel to your images. You can check it out now by hitting the bio link or going to Firstmanphotography.com/masterclass ▫️ This image is of the Mallyan Spout waterfall in North Yorkshire. The sun pushing through the trees made this incredible rainbow butI didn't realise it was a double rainbow until I got home and put it onto the big screen......Thrilled. ▫️ #landscapephotography #naturephotography #ordnancesurvey #northyorkshire #northyorkmoors #outdoorphotography #rainbow #rainbows #waterfall #waterfallsofinstagram #waterfalls #firstmanphotography
  • 1834 0 3 months ago