The North East Coast

Dave ZdanowiczImage, Trips / Locations

I think the beaches and seaside towns in the north east are some of the most beautiful in the UK. We have a mixture of everything from fishing villages, piers, sandy and stoney beaches, lighthouses, Abbeys and everything else in between. The towns are bathed in history and there is something to do for everyone. The journey to capture most … Read More

Tips for getting a great landscape shot.

Dave ZdanowiczUncategorised

I often get asked if I have any tips for capturing a great landscape shot. To be honest a lot of it is common sense, thrown in with some decent gear, luck and good light. I post a lot of shots I am happy with on my online social media platforms but what people don’t see is the many failed … Read More

Lake District

Dave ZdanowiczTrips / Locations

I’ve been wanting to go back and photograph the lake district for quite some time. Its one of the most beautiful locations in the country and the last time I visited the weather wasn’t the best. I really wanted another shot at capturing some great scenes. Luckily this time the weather was absolutely perfect. I managed to capture quite a … Read More

Cokin Nuances ND 1024

Dave ZdanowiczReview

I was very kindly given this new 10 stop ND filter to test this month whilst on my travels. Any one who follows my photograph will know that I’m a big fan of using ND filters to create a dramatic and ethereal effect to my photographs. This is first product from COKIN that I have used for a consistent amount … Read More

In my kit bag (Hoya ND 1000)

Dave ZdanowiczEquipment / Reviews, Image, Review

The Hoya ND1000 is my favourite filter to use. My entire style of photography has developed through experimenting with long exposures. Have you ever wondered how the water looks like silk on waterfalls ? or why the sea looks so peaceful ? 9/10 its due to a long exposure. An ND filter limits the amount of light picked up by … Read More

(In my kit bag) Tokina 16-28 F2.8

Dave ZdanowiczEquipment / Reviews, Image, Review

The Tokina 16-28 is a great piece of kit and is often my go to lens when I am after a sharp crisp image. The 2.8 is great for astro and lowlight photography. I have owned the lens for over a year now and it is built like a tank. I’ve used the lens in all sorts of conditions and … Read More

Vanguard Veo-AM264-R Test Drive

Dave ZdanowiczReview

This evening I took my new Vanguard Veo monopod for a test drive to see how it handles in the field. My first impressions of the monopod was that it was really light and easy to handle but the build quality was still fantastic. As a photographer who has always used a tripod this was a great opportunity to test … Read More

(in my kit bag) Hoya ND100

Dave ZdanowiczImage, Review, Trips / Locations

The Hoya ND100 is my second favourite ND filter in my bag. I’ll be honest and say I don’t use this one quite as often as I prefer to really extend the exposures (using the ND1000)to create a more ethereal effect with my shots. Again like the ND1000 there is very little colourcast with this product and to say it … Read More

Gear I love to use. (Part 1)

Dave ZdanowiczNews, Review

Kenko Tokina make some some amazing photography equipment such as lenses and filters. I am lucky enough to use some of these great products everytime I shoot.   I own the following Kenko Tokina products: Hoya ND1000 Hoya ND100 Tokina 16-28 (full frame) Tokina 14-20 (Crop Sensor)   HOYA FILTERS These are used pretty much every time I am out … Read More

Vanguard Pro Team

Dave ZdanowiczNews

I am over the moon to be part of the Vanguard Professional team. Vanguard are a company based on the south coast of England and they make superb photography accessories. Many photographs spend a lot of money on their camera and lenses but its just important to have quality cases, bags and tripods to complete the experience.   Here is … Read More