PhotoActive and PhotoWise are two series of Photography books that cover a wide range of topics for every photographer - from the absolute beginner to the keen amateur.
Our philosophy is to encourage and promote wellbeing through publishing and we think photography is a great means of doing that for the practitioner whether beginner, improving amateur or professional and for the observer, taking pleasure from the imagery created.
A single cloud
The character of an individual cloud can chime with the landscape below to create some remarkable imagery. Tony Worobiec explores further and suggests some composition strategies in this extract from his book on Photographing Landscape.
Discussing and critiquing
David Penprase creates highly artistic and unusual imagery that can be deliberately thought-provoking. But, he says, it is vital to discuss and critique your work in order to advance your own photographic style.
Gales and wind - turning a negative into a positive
Tony Worobiec explains how you can use the wind to your advantage. It might be right on your nose, and cold, but you can get some marvellous pictures!
Photographing landscape in full sunshine
Tony Worobiec shares advice and tips on how to get the best from you and your camera in the summer sun.
Do you really need colour?
Paul Gallagher looks closely at the power of black and white photography.
Developing a Photographic Style
The photographer David Penprase has a unique and identifiable style. In his book Developing a Photographic Style, David uses his intriguing and thought-provoking imagery to help guide you towards your own style. Read more here.
'Required reading for all photographers who must endure the UK's weather'
So said the Royal Photographic Society after selecting Photographing Landscape Whatever the Weather by Tony Worobiec as one of its 10 best titles of 2016.
'Also for anyone else' they continued, 'who tends to put their camera away when the heavens open. Full of practical ideas for making the most of less than 'ideal' conditions: the right gear, stormy skies, drab skies, flooded landscapes, ice and snow, and more.'