I’ve been doing photography of one form or another for the past 30+ years, but have only converted to digital photography in the last few years.

My photographic philosophy is quite simple, and is based upon a quotation from Ansel Adams: “There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs”. Quite simply, I look at a photograph and ask myself: “Irrespective of its technical merits, would that look good framed and hanging over my fireplace?” If the answer is “Yes” then, in my view it’s a good photograph. If I think I could look at the photograph again and again, and never entertain any doubt that the original decision was right, it then becomes a great photograph.

My philosophy on life is equally simple: if it ain’t fun, it ain’t worth doing!

Although my portfolio is fairly wide-ranging, my passion is HDR landscape photography and, in that respect, I’m fortunate to live in one of the most photogenic countries in the world.

A complete portfolio of my work can be seen at my website: karlwilliamsphotography.co.uk

Further examples of my work can be seen on my Flickr site and a selection of such can be purchased as canvas prints from www.2canvasart.co.uk. I can also be found on Google+

My hardware is:

Canon EOS 7D (The best APS-C format camera around)
Canon EOS 450D (I thought it did everything I wanted from a camera .. until I saw the 7D!)
Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens (Pin sharp – cheaper than Canon equivalent)
Canon 17-85mm F4-5.6 IS USM lens (Excellent workhorse)
Canon 70-300 F4-5.6 IS USM lens (Images can be a bit soft)
Konica-Minolta Dimage A200 (Handy for point-and-shoot)
Manfrotto 488RC4 Ball Head (Invaluable)
Kennett Benbo Tripod (Heavy, but versatile and steady as a rock)
Manfrotto 190CX PRO4 Tripod (Marginally less versatile than the Benbo, but very much lighter)

My software is:

Adobe Photoshop CS5 (As good as it gets, but needs plenty of RAM)
Photomatix Pro 4.0 (Nothing else even comes close)
Digital Photo Professional (Freebie with Canon DSLRs)

The Gorilla?? Don’t ask ..


Is there any point in reminding you that what you see belongs to me and not you? If you’re the type of person who downloads images without permission, you’re not going to take any notice anyway.

  • Age: 71
  • Joined: May 2009


Williams Aphorisms (1)

The SIMILARITY between men and women is that NEITHER can successfully multi-task. / The DIFFERENCE between men and women is that men know it! / Discuss.
Posted about 7 years – 6 comments

In the family

Hello Chaps and Chapettes, / Firstly, as a surprise for all those who thought I’d shuffled off this mortal coil at long last, I have to report that, as of 16.30 on Thursday 23rd August 2012, I haven’t! / Secondly, my youngest son Robbie has developed an interest in photography in the last year or so and has now developed enough skill and confidence to start posting on RB. Any support …
Posted over 7 years – 10 comments

Christmas Card

Many of you will be familiar with the image below, taken last winter, of a mute swan trudging across the frozen surface of Loch Ard. / A larger, and better, version of this can be seen at my website karlwilliamsphotography.co.uk / This is now available as a Christmas card to be sold in aid of RSABI, Scotland’s charity for helping people who have depended on the land. / Please note particula…
Posted about 8 years – 4 comments

How can I become a Landscape Photographer?

Every now and then, I receive a request for advice on landscape photography, along the lines of “How can I improve my results?” or “Could you recommend a workflow?” – or, in one memorable instance: “How can I become a Landscape Photographer?” / Naturally I’m flattered that somebody should think I’m qualified to give this sort of advice, but it puts me in a bit of a quandary as to how I should res…
Posted over 8 years – 45 comments
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