The Mc2 Blog

News and views from both the Mc2 team and guest bloggers.


When should I upgrade my equipment?

By Marcus McAdam This is one of the most common questions I get asked and, depending on how much time ...
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Your Camera’s Metering Modes Explained

By Harry Martin Metering can be a confusing topic, with lots of different modes and ways of controlling the camera’s ...
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The Best Way to Print your Mobile Phone Photos

By Harry Martin It is widely assumed that to get a good quality print of a photograph, you need to ...
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Rolling the Dice

Words and pictures by Marcus McAdam We’re all familiar with the term ‘practice what you preach’, but here at Mc2 ...
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Image Backstories #10

A delve into James’ archive of images from his personal project: Richmond Park – The Characters and Charisma of a ...
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Image Backstories #9

A delve into James’ archive of images from his personal project: Richmond Park – The Characters and Charisma of a ...
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Image Backstories #8

A delve into James’ archive of images from his personal project: Richmond Park – The Characters and Charisma of a ...
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Image Backstories #7

A delve into James’ archive of images from his personal project: Richmond Park – The Characters and Charisma of a ...
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Provisioning on St Kilda

Words by Elaine Hutchinson Catering so far from civilization. The 1764 census on St Kilda recorded some of the dietary ...
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Image Backstories #6

A delve into James’ archive of images from his personal project: Richmond Park – The Characters and Charisma of a ...
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Image Backstories #5

A delve into James’ archive of images from his personal project: Richmond Park – The Characters and Charisma of a ...
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Image Backstories #4

A delve into James’ archive of images from his personal project: Richmond Park – The Characters and Charisma of a ...
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Image Backstories #3

A delve into James’ archive of images from his personal project: Richmond Park – The Characters and Charisma of a ...
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St Kilda – An Epidemic

An Epidemic and a Remarkable Story of Survival. Words and pictures by Elaine Hutchinson and James McCormick. While most of ...
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Image Backstories #2

A delve into James’ archive of images from his personal project: Richmond Park – The Characters and Charisma of a ...
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Image Backstories #1

A delve into James’ archive of images from his personal project: Richmond Park – The Characters and Charisma of a ...
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Lessons from Venice

A few thoughts from James during these turbulent times. Venice is obviously a picturesque place with its gondolas and canals, ...
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How Do Otters Keep Warm?

The European otter is the most widely distributed of the world’s 12 species, and can be found throughout much of ...
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Untamed and Unleashed

Each February and March we tend to spend a lot of our time on the Outer Hebrides. Unlike our home ...
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Why Shoot Raw?

All cameras and even some phones offer the option to shoot in RAW. But what is RAW, and why should ...
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Curiosity Didn’t Kill the Seals

Chances are if you take a trip out to Britain’s coastline you might come across seals. We have two species ...
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Making Money from Photography

This photo has been sold many times over the years, appearing on magazine covers and posters. Many people mistakenly think ...
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Duntulm Castle

All over Scotland there are tales of faeries, daemons, kelpies and monsters, and the Isle of Skye is no exception ...
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Holiday Photography – 10 Top Tips

Photography is not all about taking amazing images which are good enough to be hung on a wall or entered ...
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Wildlife Photography Tips

Wildlife photography used to be the preserve of a select few professionals with huge telephoto lenses, top of the range ...
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The Rule of Twelfths

Most photographers will be familiar with the Rule of Thirds, but not many will know about the Twelfths. This isn’t ...
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The 24 hour Skye Experience

The Isle of Skye is an increasingly popular tourist destination for holiday makers from all over the world. While those ...
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Exposing for the White Stuff

Winters here on Skye have a reputation for being dark, wet, windy and miserable affairs, but I think this does ...
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Full frame v Crop Sensors

You’ve probably heard professional photographers raving about how good full-frame is compared to a crop sensor camera, and for anyone ...
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Saving the Planet

With the recent amplification in awareness of how fragile our planet is, we’ve taken the decision to set ourselves a ...
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