Welcome to Andrew Stannard Landscape Photography, featuring a selection of landscape photos from across the UK.
Emotion, drama, beauty, light, soul. For me these are the words that describe landscape photography and the words that make it part of my life. These words describe why I'm happy climbing up a mountain in howling wind or standing with freezing hands and feet on a frosty evening. This website allows me to share these moments, and I hope that you enjoy my work.
High quality artwork of all the images on this site can be purchased online, with prints available of areas including Norfolk, Lancashire, The Lake District, Exmoor, Scotland, The Peak District and North Yorkshire.
All artwork is covered by a lifetime fade-free warranty, together with a one year money back guarantee and is printed by myself on 100% cotton rag paper. Full details of these and my other guarantees can be found on the Purchase Info section of the site.
Browse through to the Galleries of the site to view my selection of work - all of which you can purchase safely online, with the galleries covering a range of locations from across the UK. The Latest Work Gallery features the latest images to have been uploaded - currently including some new landscape photos of both Lancashire and The Lake District.
If you wish to keep up-to-date with this site and my work there are Facebook and Google+ links on the menu at the left.
October 11th, 2012
Spent an enjoyable afternoon at Martin Mere WWT on a photography workshop, courtesy of a competition win and the great folk at Wild Arena. A pretty damp day all around, but was still good to chat with like-minded people and discuss all things photographic.
Martin Mere had some baby otters born earlier this year and, despite having been a few times recently, this was the first time I’ve had a chance to see them. Spent most of the time with a 70-200mm f4 on my camera, but also got the opportunity to play with the new Canon 600mm f4 – fantastic lens, but with a fantastic price tag to match. If wildlife photography is your main thing, then I can understand the attraction of saving your pennies for such a lens, but with landscapes being my main topic this was probably the only time I’ll have one attached to my camera!
Otters can be very cute when they want to be, and also difficult to track, but got a few nice shots.
As I’ve said before, if you’ve never been to Martin Mere, then it’s well worth a visit.
Baby Otter, Martin Mere
The Otters prepare for Halloween
Family Time for the Otters, Martin Mere
Baby Otters, Martin Mere
Thanks for looking, Andrew.
September 13th, 2012
I spent an enjoyable day the other week up in the Lake District taking photos of the terrain around Ullscarf and Thirlmere. With two small children back at home time out photographing is at a premium, so it made for a great day out. The Lake District is one of those areas that can sometimes seem intolerably busy, but in truth you don’t have to go to far from the more established fells to get a bit of peace and something more original to shoot.
Our day started alongside the Western edge of Thirlmere, avoiding the extortionate parking fee by finding a gap alongside the verge. From here we made our way up to Harrop Tarn – and what an unexpected delight it is. A lovely peaceful tarn, with some interesting lilies and rocks in the foreground and the rugged Tarn Crags behind. I was trying out my new Manfrotto 410 Geared Head (perhaps some more on this in a later post, but it’s great) and paired it with my 5D MkII, a 3 stop grad and a Lee Big Stopper to give some movement in the clouds and smooth out the water. The light wasn’t fantastic (and a return trip in the early morning one day may well be on the cards), but it still made for a pleasant image.
Harrop Tarn and Tarn Crags
From here we threaded our way up the fells onto the summit of Ullscarf – not a particularly high point by any means, but one with some great views...
September 10th, 2012
Pleased to say that I’ve now got a new blog up and running on the site, which is much more closely integrated with the site than my previous blog. This can be easily accessed from the ‘blog’ link on the menu, or you can subscribe via RSS using the orange icon at the bottom of the menu.
This blog now also replaces the previous news section on the site, as well as the old articles section (which have been moved into this blog). Once you’re in the blog you can easily select from different categories, so should be easy to find your way around.
Hopefully this blog will contain a mix of various things, including….
- News of updates to the sites
- Behind the Lens discussion of my photos
- Gear Reviews
- Workflow Articles
- Other Interesting Things
Enjoy, and please feel free to leave comment – it’s very much a work in progress so we’ll see where it goes. Andrew
01/07/2012 - New Photos Uploaded
A rather long hiatus since the last update, life tends to catch up with you now and then. Still, I have now got around to uploading some of my photos from the last few (many!) months. These are from Lancashire and The Lake District and include the shot below of Lytham Windmill. The daffodils obviously appear each year, but in truth they're only at their best for about a week, and often the weather doesn't play ball. This year it did though and I enjoyed a beautiful evening out on Lytham green.
As well as being found in their respective gallery pages, the new uploads can all also be found in the Latest Work Gallery.
Lytham Windmill and Daffodils at Spring, Lancashire
28/10/2011 - Viewpoints Article in Outdoor Photography Magazine
Pleased to say that Outdoor Photography magazine is currently running a two page article of mine featuring pictures of Lytham Windmill from last winter. The article is in the December issue of the magazine and provides some details of the shoot, the conditions present and the artistic and photographic decisions that I made. The main picture featured is the one below.
White Windmill in Winter, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
25/10/2011 - A Gallery of the Peak District
For the first time in quite a long while I have added a new gallery to the site, featuring a small collection of landscape photos from the Peak District - a beautiful area of the country and one that I simply don't visit often enough. There are only a small collection of images at the moment, but hopefully as I return to this area over the years the gallery will slowly grow. The new gallery can be found here: Peak District Gallery.
Ladybower Reservoir from Bamford Edge, The Peak District
All photographs on the site are copyright - further information on purchases or other uses of my work can be found on the Purchase Info section of the site. If you wish to contact me then contact information can be accessed via the link to the left. The site and the galleries are regularly updated, so please enjoy your visit and return soon.
Last updated 11th October 2012.