Lockdown in the Old Town

A quick evening cycle down the Royal Mile and through Edinburgh’s Old Town during the lockdown. This is especially for those who are stuck inside and missing Edinburgh! If you know anyone who would like this then please share with them! If you want to see more, comment below or leave a ‘Like’ and ‘Subscribe’

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Balmoral Hotel clock tower at night

Behind the scenes changes…

Just a quick update to let you know what is happening over at Spectacular Edinburgh Photography. Recently I have transferred over hosting of my site from a shared hosting service over to a VPS at Amazon’s Web Services. I have also rebuilt all of the site’s pages from scratch. This was something I’d put off

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Top Edinburgh Photo Locations - Spectacular Edinburgh Photography

Top 10 Edinburgh Photography Locations

After a lot of thought, I’ve put together a short list of my Top 10 Edinburgh photography locations. Edinburgh is a fantastic city for photography and there are countless great photo opportunities around the city. This meant that it was quite difficult for me to come up with such a short list. However, this should

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Ben Starav - Spectacular Edinburgh Photography

Ben Starav at Loch Etive

Last weekend a couple of friends and I were up in the Highlands getting some photos in the area around Glen Coe. After a long drive down Glen Etive, we discovered the water was completely still, great for brilliant reflections! So I thought I would get a panorama. The Munro Ben Starav on the other

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Free Wallpapers - Spectacular Edinburgh Photography

Free Wallpapers!

Some free wallpapers of Edinburgh and elsewhere in Scotland for you to download. All supplied in high resolution (1920×1080) for you to enjoy! Please don’t edit these images without asking for permission. Hope you enjoy these images, feel free to direct others to this page if you think they’d like the wallpapers! These wallpapers are

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Six Tips to Improve Your Photography

6 Photography Tips to Improve your Skills

So you’ve mastered the basics and think you’re doing pretty well? Want to take your photography that next step? Looking for ways to improve? I have a few photography tips here which you may find useful! They’re not necessarily all specific to just landscape photography but should be applicable to most types of photography. I’m

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Common Landscape Photography Mistakes - Spectacular Edinburgh Photography

Common Landscape Photography Mistakes

I do not claim to be a landscape photography expert necessarily but I have been doing this a while and I have learned some things over the years. As with anything we learn through our mistakes and these are some of the common landscape photography mistakes that not only beginners make! Of course, this list

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The Tolbooth - Spectacular Edinburgh Photography

The Tolbooth Tavern

Perhaps one of my favourite buildings in Edinburgh and certainly one of the most unusual…I thought I would make a quick post just to highlight how unique this particular building is and to show it from a few different angles. I do love landscape photography but it’s buildings like this that really make it easy

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Spectacular China Photography

Spectacular China Photography!

I finally got round to uploading some photos from this summer’s trip to China! If you are interested then please click the image below and it should take you right there! I hope you’re in the mood for some China photography! I still have thousands to look through though so expect this album to grow!

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New WordPress Photography Blog

New WordPress Photography Blog

After much editing and fiddling with code, I’m proud to announce that my new WordPress photography blog is open for business! If you’re on this page, you’re looking at it already! You might ask…’So what?’ Good question! The benefits of this over the old photography blog page I had set up are numerous and hopefully

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Better Rainbows - Spectacular Edinburgh Photography

Enhance Rainbows with a Polarising Filter

Rainbows are somewhat of a cliché in landscape photography. However, it is undeniable how they can add interest to the scene that would otherwise be drab and perhaps boring. Sometimes in photos they will look washed out and uninteresting- a poor representation of what you can see before you. Thankfully, it is easy to enhance

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Hidden Views - Spectacular Edinburgh Photography

Hidden Views of Edinburgh

There are some views of Edinburgh that are photographed time and time again. They are the views that every tourist has probably seen when they visit Edinburgh, the views you find in postcards and calendars. However, there are other spots that are perhaps more hidden or less visited…and maybe not even known about by the

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JPEG vs RAW - Spectacular Edinburgh Photography


Just bought a DSLR or have a fancy compact camera? If so, this is one of the questions that you might be asking. Is it better to shoot photos in the JPEG format or is it better to shoot them in RAW format? Some people insist on shooting JPEG and others insist on RAW. What

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Spectacular Edinburgh Photography in the news

Deadline News: 3 Galaxies

I recently had an article written about me and one of my photos on the Edinburgh news website Deadline News. The photo in question was one I had taken of Newark Castle (which is just outside St. Monan’s) in Fife. It was popular due to the Milky Way being obvious above the ruins of the

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