Lake District Photography - By Marcus Castle. A little bit about me!
I studied 'Fine Art, Photography and Graphic Design' at college in Bolton and University in Manchester over 25 years ago, this subsequently led me into the creative industry which I have worked in ever since. I'm always learning, trying new techniques and styles. Keep checking back as the galleries are updated regularly.
What's exciting to me about digital photography is the freedom to experiment with colour and style. Doing this to a degree that is pleasing to the eye. It's not always necessary to be 'naturally' realistic in the final output. High contrast black and white or desaturated colour create a different emotion than vibrant full colour images. Every style has a place and looks equally as good to different people! I also post some of my images to numerous social media sites where I enjoy the comments and interaction of the photography community. I am also a Getty Images Contributor for commercial projects.
Preferred Camera Kit - Canon DSLR Cameras and the Lee Filter System
I use Canon Digital SLR cameras purely out of familiarity with the product range, the results from the cameras and lenses couple with the reliability that is associated with the brand. I use a variety of Canon lenses from wide angle to telephoto depending on the subject. My preferred style involves a lot of long exposure photography for which I use the Lee Filter System. Many shots are taken with the 'Lee Big Stopper' stacked together with an ND Filter and Graduated Filter.
Reviews and Testimonials from Flickr and 500px
"Your photography is fantastic. Thanks for sharing and inspiring."
"Awesome work. Beautiful capture. Wonderful serenity."
"Fabulous image. Beautifully composed and the B&W conversion is spot on."
"Lovely black and white long exposure work here Marcus, fine processing too, excellent."