www.damientaylor.co.uk

Landscape Photographer

Photographers

Richard Thomas Photography   Fellow landscaper & commercial photographer based in Hampshire. A good mate of mine.

Ian Burton Photography   Friend & Landscape photographer from Gt Ayton who specialises in shooting the North Yorkshire Moors & Roseberry Topping.

Andrew Atkinson Photography   Friend & fellow landscape photographer from Hartlepool who has an eye for the abstract & minimalism.

Essential brands for the landscape photographer

Canon   Maker of quality photographic equipment. I solely use Canon as my DSLR workhorse & lenses, has never let me down.

Manfrotto   Maker of quality tripods & tripod heads. All I've used - constantly abused & always comes back for more.

Lee Filters   Maker of quality filters - the only choice for graduated filters as far as I'm concerned.

B & W Filters   Love my 10 stop filters, top quality.

Sandisk   The best memory cards out there. All I ever use and they've never let me down.

Tamrac   Maybe not the trendiest camera bag out there but I can vouch for their quality & my bags have lugged around my gear without a hitch for years.

SkyeSkynes   Maker of huge sheepskin chamois leathers that are excellent for keeping your camera dry in wet weather.

Coast   Maker of excellent, tough, powerful & compact torches, ideal for light painting. 

Post Processing

Apple   Mac's, simply the best computers for photographers - accept no substitute.

Wacom   The only choice for graphics tablets.

Adobe   Market leader & simply the best for post processing.

Silver Efex Pro 2   The only product I use for converting images to B&W. It comes as part of the Google Nik Collection.

Snapseed   The best post processing tool for shots taken on your iPhone.

Accomodation

Lageorna B & B   Based in the Bay of Laig on the Isle of Eigg. Great accomodation, lovely meals & they pick you up from the ferry terminal. 

Kings House Hotel   Based in the heart of Glencoe with amazing views, a reasonably priced hotel, good meals & comfortable rooms with parking.

Panorama Guesthouse   Based in Newlyn, West Cornwall. The hosts are friendly & helpful, great breakfasts, lovely views & comfortable accomodation with parking.

Roseleigh Guest House   B & B in Buxton, Derbyshire. Comfortable accomodation & a nice breakfast with parking. A good base when in the Peaks.

Devonshire Park Hotel   Good hotel in Eastbourne. Comfortable rooms with a great breakfast and parking. Perfect for the South Downs/Beachy Head/7 Sisters.

Bridge Hotel   Lovely hotel in Buttermere, Cumbria. Good bar, nice meals & big breakfasts. Nice rooms with parking. Great base for the Western side of the Lake District.

Gramarye Suites   Lovely boutique B & B just outside Whitby. Wonderful hosts, fantastic meals & a comfortable stay. Perfect for trips to the Yorkshire coast.

Ben View B & B   Based in Leverburgh on the wonderful Isle of Harris. Comfy room, nice ensuite bathroom, friendly hosts & an excellent breakfast including Haggis Pudding!

Clothing

Berghaus   I've used Berghaus for years for Waterproof coat & overtrousers, fleeces & gloves & still satisfied with their performance.

Scarpa   Excellent walking boots, I've had my last pair for 10 years & are still waterproof & intact - quality.

Craghoppers   I've used Craghoppers for my trousers/shorts for years & always happy. Excellent quality.