Blog: Landscape Photography Posts by Tommy Martin

  • On Location with The Shackleton Company

    The Shackleton Company AW17 Ullswater, Photography by Tommy MartinWhile it is better to busy than bored, it plays havoc with keeping my blog up to date… I was approached by The Shackleton Company all the way back in October to shoot some atmospheric location shots of their clothing range in the Lake District. They’re producing a fantastic range of gear, putting a modern spin ... View Images...
  • The Improbable Forest, part 1

    The Improbable Forest (work in progress)The floods that hit Cumbria last winter left a number of bridges closed for several months, and a huge amount of roads temporarily closed as repair crews roam the county. The geography of the many rivers and lakes in this mountain range can make getting around quite interesting, and some of the detours very long. ... View Images...
  • A Proper Mountain Day

    The Lake District, Cumbria. Landscape Photography by Tommy MartinA few shots from a fantastic day in the mountains that I managed to squeeze in just before the end of winter.   The shot of the day, for me at least, has to the panorama below. I’m shooting a lot of these at the moment and live in a state of near constant disappointment that they ... View Images...
  • Cinemascopic Skies

    I seem to be shooting a lot of big panoramic images at the moment. I’ve always been a big fan of the super-wide aspect ratio that cinematographers get to play with, and I love big wide prints… The downside is they really don’t work so well online. Still, you get the idea. This is the ... View Images...
  • Autumnana

    Autumn beech trees in Cumbria: Landscape Photography by Tommy MartinSo, that about wraps it up for Autumn… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Archive Diving

    A calm autumn day on the River Lowther, Landscape Photography by Tommy MartinOne of the points I always cover on landscape workshops and talks is the importance of getting to know a place. These are new shots of one of the places that I always use as an example… This little gorge gets a few minutes of light, it’s only by revisiting it that you get to know ... View Images...
  • Unusually Monochrome

    Black and White Landscape photography by Tommy MartinI’ve always been a big fan of black and white photographs, particularly landscapes. But every time I work on monochrome images I seem to end up with the thought that while the black and white versions are great they’re lacking… Colour… And I go back to the beginning and end with colour versions. This time I’m going ... View Images...
  • New Landscape Work

    Cowraik Quarry, Penrith, Landscape Photography by Tommy MartinRecently quite a few people have asked me when I’m going to be showing some new landscape work. Family life and commercial work have made it pretty difficult to spend much time out on my landscape work this year (and it is such a time consuming process), but I’m slowly getting my life/landscape/work back into balance… These the first ... View Images...
  • Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition Results

    Portals II, Commended image in Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015, photo by Tommy MartinThe Landscape Photographer of Year competition results are announced today.. Congratulations to all the winners, there are some absolutely outstanding images this year and I can’t wait to see the book and the exhibition. This year was the first time I’ve entered and it turns out that the three of my images have been commended and ... View Images...
  • Another Place, Another Panorama

    Rampsbeck Country House, Ullswater, Cumbria. Photo by Tommy MartinI was recently approached by the team from Watergate Bay hotel in Cornwall to take some shots for their new venture, called Another Place. Their latest acquisition, for what will eventually become a collection of unique hotels, is The Rampsbeck Country House Hotel, right on the shore of Ullswater. They needed PR shots of the ... View Images...
  • Passing Kayaks

    Kayak in snow storm on Derwent Water, Lake District. Photo by Tommy MartinI was heading to Borrowdale last weekend, on a location recce for a commissioned shoot. When I stopped in Kettlewell carpark to look at some views of Derwent Water I got chatting to Adam, a kayaker (kayakist?) who was getting ready for a day on the water… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Shoreline: Karl Bowman Couture on Location, photographed by Tommy Martin

    Shoreline: Karl Bowman couture photographed by Tommy MartinSo, back to work with a bang… I am really excited about these shots. They are definitely going to become part of a much bigger series. Plans are afoot, plots are being hatched. There are more than 30 dresses in this new Karl Bowman collection, so I’m thinking that there’s a lot of scope. Combine ... View Images...
  • Sprayway SS15 Mountain & Hill

    The emphasis for the Mountain and Hill side of Sprayway’s gear is on real people with plenty experience of, and a genuine passion for, the mountains. We found Richard and Dawn through my contacts at Outward Bound Trust who fit the bill perfectly. Yes, that’s them in the Visit Wales ad. As ever we’re shooting out ... View Images...
  • Time Travelling

    It’s been a busy couple of months and it seems like a very long time that I spent two days in Snowdonia, looking for locations to shoot for Sprayway’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection. I haven’t been to Snowdonia for very long time. Kind of odd, going back to revisit somewhere to recce for shooting images that ... View Images...
  • Days Like These

    I taught a one-on-one landscape tuition day a couple of weeks ago, which turned out to be a great day on so many levels. It’s nice when a client already knows enough the of the technical bits that you can cut straight to the interesting stuff. And even better when discussing the interesting stuff feels ... View Images...
  • Ben Nevis Weekend

    Back from a great weekend in Fort William, shooting for Sprayway’s new AW14 mountain kit with Max Hunter and Lena Brune as our guides/models. We managed to stay about half a step ahead of the weather and had a really good (and really long) couple of days. I appreciated the chance to spend a day sitting ... View Images...
  • Sprayway AW14 Recce

    The end of last week involved a flying visit to Fort William with Sprayway in preparation for our Autumn/Winter 2014 mountain shoot. We were up there to meet our “models” (aka guides), Max and Lena, and to do a brief location recce around the Nevis range. We spent a fabulous afternoon on Aonach Mor, where ... View Images...
  • Landscape, Iceland 2013 (the story so far…)

    In August I was lucky enough to visit Iceland. I spent two weeks traveling around the remote and utterly breath-taking West Fjords with my sister. I think it’s safe to say that this incredible country made a lasting impression on me… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Landscape, Cumbria 2012 (work in progress)

    With the birth of my son, moving house, gallery and studio in 2012, my yearly new work show was never going to happen. This is a small selection from the backlog of images from last year that I’m working my way through. I’m sure there will be a few more added to this set… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Landscape, Cumbria 2011

    This is the body of prints that made up a New Work show, opening at my gallery in Askham in 2011. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Landscape, Cumbria 2010

    I left the Village Bakery and moved into my own gallery space at Holly House Barn, in Askham in 2010. This is a range of new prints that I produced for my gallery opening. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Landscape, Cumbria 2009

    A new work exhibition that opened at what had become a residency at the Village Bakery in 2009. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Landscape, Cumbria 2005-2008

    A collection of landscape work shot in and around the Lake District. This work was exhibited at my first show at The Village Bakery Gallery in Melmerby, Cumbria which opened in 2008. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...

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