On Luskentyre Beach, Eilean Siar
Welcome to the photographic website of Gary F. Smith, Gary is an amateur landscape and travel photographer based in Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, UK.
Gary’s introduction to photography was his use of a gifted point-and-shoot camera, which he used for many years. Wanting to expand his knowledge of photography Gary bought his first DSLR, a Nikon D5100 (which he still uses as a back-up/spare camera body) back in 2013. Since then Gary has built up his kit bag with various pieces of equipment with additional lenses. The purchase of a full frame camera, the Nikon D810 came in early 2015.
Gary is self-taught through studying photographic periodicals showing various camera techniques of ‘how to…’settings and by getting out and about with the camera to put these learning's into practise, using photography guidebooks and hiking publications for different locations and times of day.
Gary specialises in capturing landscapes both at home, in the North of England and on his travels to Europe and sometimes beyond. The prominence of his images are from Scotland, plus a few other locations too!. Gary likes to get out when he can but sometimes that is not always possible as work commitments take precedence.
Images are labelled on the Content specific web page and determine the availability to purchase the image as:
- A printed copy,
- Personal use
- Royalty-Free or Rights-Managed License
Images that are offered for licensing (RF/RM) are available for business users only. Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions, as you will need to accept these terms to place on order.
All Royalty-Free Content purchased comes with a 'Standard License'. Click here to view 'Standard' and 'Extended' RF License rights for Royalty-Free Content
All photographs were taken in RAW format and processed in Adobe 'lightroom' & 'Nik Collection'.
No images have anything digitally added or removed, as my preference is to get it right as much as I can in camera first which allows for minimal processing, and for this purpose I prefer to use graduated (soft & hard) and/or ND filters to balance the scene, however, on occasions I have used bracketing to compensate for the extreme dynamic light range that a single image cannot achieve.
Most of my images (when required to balance the scene) uses either the Lee and/or Nisi filter system depending on what is in my kit bag.
The camera and lens used for each photograph is on the specific image page together with the type of filters and tripod used if any