Author - Melvin Nicholson

6am Sunrise Shoot, St Michael's Mount, Cornwall

6am Sunrise Shoot, St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall

My LATEST VIDEO now on YouTube Day 11 of 24 on my Tour of the UK and I thought that I would film a short video of me shooting the gorgeous St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall at sunrise. My tour will last for 24 days nd has me visiting over 60 locations from Anglesey in North Wales all the way over to Cromer Pier in Norfolk and through the Cotswolds, Warwickshire, Somerset, North Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Sussex, Essex, Suffolk and [...]

Melvin Nicholson Photography Photography Tour of the UK Summer 2017

Melvin’s Four Week Photography Tour of the UK Summer 2017

Melvin’s Four Week Photography Tour of the UK Summer 2017 STARTS SATURDAY 15th JULY 2017   HELLO and welcome to my latest BLOG and to say that I am so excited that I could crush a grape (those of you under the age of 40 will not know what I am referring to). I have decided to maximise my enjoyment of the summer by HITTING THE ROAD for nearly four weeks. Yes I shall be travelling over 1,700 miles on my [...]

PHOTOTRAIN Photography Magazine Melvin Nicholson Photography Article

PhotoTrain Photography Magazine Interview

Melvin Nicholson & Monica Doshi at Kidson Force, Yorkshire Dales . . . I was recently asked if I would like to be interviewed for the online publication PhotoTrain Photography Magazine. I said that I would love to and a couple of weeks later, I invited the interviewer Monica Doshi, along to accompany me on a personal day’s photography shoot in the Yorkshire Dales where I demonstrated how I go about photographing the way that I do as well as providing some insightful [...]

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017 for Melvin Nicholson Photography

I am delighted to have been notified that I have once again been awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for the second year running having received the same accolade last year. I just wanted to thank all of my clients who left such wonderful reviews on my Tripadvisor page. Your feedback not only helps me enormously in trying to improve every aspect of the landscape photography workshops that I offer but also to those it assists in seeking guidance and [...]

Nisi Filters Phil Norton Photography

Nisi Standard Polariser vs Landscape Polariser – See the difference

Since taken delivery of my full range of Nisi 100mm filters two weeks ago, people have asked me what the difference is between the standard polariser and the newly launched nano coated (hence the purple look) landscape polariser. To answer that question, I thought that I would conduct a test shooting the same scene twice. The first image with the standard polariser and the two image with the landscape polariser. I chose a lovely small waterfall called Galleny Force in the [...]

Nisi Filters, Melvin Nicholson Photography, Phil Norton Photography

Nisi V5 Pro 100mm Filter System Demonstration

Last week, I contacted Phil Norton Photography and made arrangements to collect a comprehensive range of Nisi filters from him and having taken delivery of them since, I thought that I would write a quick blog about it and my decision to leave LEE filters. I have been using LEE filters for a number of years now and until recently, was very happy to do so. The quality I felt was excellent, the way the system went together and the range [...]

North-West & Giant’s Causeway, Ireland Blog – Part One – SHORT VERSION

THIS BLOG IS THE SHORT VERSION, if you would like to read the long version, please CLICK HERE This blog is the first of two that I shall be writing about my week in NI/Ireland and it will cover the first two days of my week. This blog is to be used as a reference to the locations that my clients will experience should they decide to join me on my five-day North-West and Giant’s Causeway Workshop in September 2017.     During the [...]

Fanad Lighthouse, County Donegal, Ireland

North-West & Giant’s Causeway, Ireland Blog – Part One – LONG VERSION

THIS BLOG IS THE LONG VERSION, if you would like to read the short version, please CLICK HERE This blog is the first of two that I shall be writing about my week in NI/Ireland and it will cover the first two days of my week. This blog is to be used as a reference to the locations that my clients will experience should they decide to join me on my five-day North-West and Giant’s Causeway Workshop in September 2017. During the [...]

Taking delivery of my new 9 seater Ford Tourneo

Welcome to the new nine-seater company minibus

I would like to introduce you to my very latest company purchase from my local Ford dealership Evans Halshaw in Preston. This afternoon I excitedly collected the keys to a stunning luxury nine-seater Ford Tourneo Custom Limited long wheelbase minibus. I am delighted to be in a position to upgrade my landscape photography workshop company transportation that will have my clients driven around in increased comfort and style on workshops. This minibus is fully loaded with nine seats that recline, [...]

Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition. Melvin Nicholson Neist Point

Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016-17 – ‘Commended’

I am delighted to be able to announce that my Neist Point image has received a ‘Commended’ award in this year’s prestigious Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. The printed book arrive a couple of days ago and I am so impressed, not only at the quality of the photography that successfully made the book but also the quality of the printing and presentation. Stuart Low the competition founder and head judge must be very proud of himself [...]

Operations Director Chris Wilcox offering a handshake as the contract is signed with Product Group Director Nick Adsett observing. The Great British Card Company.

Fogbow signed up by The Great British Card Company

Fogbow gets signed up Last November I was extremely lucky to have found myself in the position of photographing a particularly rare white rainbow (otherwise known as a fogbow) whilst on Rannoch Moor near Glencoe in Scotland. It went viral worldwide after I shared it on social media and my agent BAV Media marketed it to the UK and the world’s press. A lot of companies and organisations contacted me at the time to express an interest in wanting to [...]

Vestrahorn, Iceland

My Top Ten Images of 2016

WELCOME to my Top Ten Images of 2016 WOW, what a year 2016 has been. I have never been busier running workshops, 1-2-1 tuition days, shooting for myself as well as developing my photographic skills further with my newly purchased Canon 5Ds. I also got to shoot with some really talented photographers this year who have since become friends as well as discovering new and exciting locations in preparation for some new workshops in 2017. Places that have been on my [...]

LEE Filters, Andover, Hampshire

My visit to the LEE Filters factory

It was a last minute decision to drive the 230 miles down to Andover in Hampshire from Preston in Lancashire where I live. An opportunity to visit the LEE Filters factory came up and seeing that I have been using their range of DSLR camera filters for a number of years now and being somewhat of a quizzical nature (‘nosey’ in other words), I could not resist. Their factory tour started at 11am and ran until 2pm so I [...]

Fog Bow, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Scotland

Fogbow: Around the World in 24 Hours

Finally the dust is settling, the phone is ringing a little less than it did last week and even less than the week before and I am able to respond to my emails in a timely fashion. Who would have thought a single image could have such a huge impact on a person’s life? Not me that’s for sure. For those of you who are not aware of the story, I photographed quite a rare weather phenomenon called fogbow, on [...]

Stunning Sunrise Over Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland

Big Skies and Open Landscapes in Northumberland

I have been photographing the coastline of Northumberland for a number of years now and it never, ever fails to impress and excite me. Having been born and raised in one of the UK’s most famous seaside towns, Blackpool, I am no stranger to the joys of coastal photography but Northumberland has some of the finest, most exhilarating and inspiring seascape scenery anywhere in the UK. I run several two and three day workshops here annually using Bamburgh as [...]

Stunning sunrise over the Forth Rail Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland

My Five Day Scotland Road Trip (Sept 2016)

My Five Day Scotland Road Trip Hi everyone and a very BIG welcome to you all. I hope you enjoy my latest blog and please feel free to leave a comment if you wish. I read and reply to everyone one of them. Thanks Melvin A couple of weeks ago, I spent five days travelling, discovering and photographing the coastline of East Lothian (St Abbs Lighthouse to Aberlady), Edinburgh city, the Forth Rail and Road Bridges and the Fife coastline between the Forth [...]

Grizedale Forest, Coniston, Lake Districti

The Importance of Post Processing

As a full time, professional landscape photographer, I am often required through workshops and 1-2-1 private tuition days, to assist people in helping them develop their photography skills. I must hear the following sentence at least once a week if not more. “I hate post processing, I hate spending time in front of a computer editing images. 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 [...]

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.   “Lucky?” I ask.   Well there is definitely an element of luck that plays a part in photographing some truly outstanding views but there’s often a tremendous amount of effort involved in being able to capture on camera the images that I do. Firstly there’s the knowledge gained from visiting [...]

Charlie Waite, Melvin Nicholson

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 by none other than my good self when I booked Leigh Preston to come and present a lecture in which we sold tickets to other local camera club [...]

A Week in Iceland – A Photographer’s Paradise

It was back in September 2015 when I made the impulsive decision to visit Iceland. On arriving at Reykjavik airport with my fellow travelling companions, the sight of snow all around pleased me immensely. I ventured outside while we were waiting for our tour guide to collect the Land Rover Discovery and I just stood there and enjoyed breathing in the cold, fresh air. Several minutes later we were collected and being whisked to our first destination which happened to [...]