Photography articles & Tips

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In my blog you’ll find a variety of articles about photography with tips, tutorials, stories and latest information about me and my workshops.

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A rare phenomenon

Read the fascinating story of how I photographed this rare event and how the subsequent image went viral in the world media.

Kase Filters

After using Kase Filters extensively on several photography trips around the world, I have written a full Kase Filters review and comparison.

Lofoten in winter

In these two videos I take you to six wonderful locations in Lofoten and explain how I composed the photos I took and show you the final images.
Grizedale Forest, Coniston, Lake Districti

The Importance of Post Processing

I must hear the following sentence at least once a week if not more. “I hate post processing, I just want to get it right in camera in the first place.” Now I believe that you should want to strive to capture the very best quality images that you can in camera but and for me it’s a big BUT, post processing using an image editing program is a major part of creating beautiful images.

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Buttermere, Lake District

Right Place. Right Time

“Oh wow, how lucky were you?” is often a question that I am asked when I find myself in the incredibly fortunate position of capturing a photograph of a stunning scene. Well there is definitely an element of luck but there’s often a tremendous amount of effort involved in being able to capture on camera the images that I do.

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Charlie Waite, Melvin Nicholson
Exhibitions & Events

Charlie Waite was worth the wait

Last night I attended a lecture evening by Charlie Waite as organised by Preston Photographic Society, my local photography club of which I was President three years ago. The now firmly established annual tradition of the club booking a big name speaker in the world of photography started back in 2010

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The Weight of Expectation – Seven Days in Iceland

Two days from now I shall be enjoying my first day of seven in Iceland (Thursday 11th February 2016). It’s a place that I have wanted to visit for a number of years now and even more so these last couple or so mainly due to the sheer numbers of images I have seen on various Facebook groups.

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Sunrise, Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Isle of Skye

The Skye’s the Limit

The Volvo estate was crammed full of camera equipment and personal possessions and there was a seven and a half hour journey ahead of us from Preston in Lancashire to Portree on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

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My 2015 Top Ten Images - Melvin Nicholson Photography

My 2015 Top Ten Images

So without further ado, here is my 2015 Top Ten Images. It was a seriously difficult decision to whittle down the many thousands of images that I have captured, both during the workshops and private tuition days that I run in the presence of my clients but also when out with friends or even shooting solo.

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Sunrise at Silbury Hill, Wiltshire

A Weekend Workshop in Wiltshire

As landscape photographers, we are always on the hunt for that elusive image, that perfect shot that in reality does not exist. We travel the length and breadth of the country in the pursuit of finding THE next magical location.

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