Preserving EXIF data when resizing images in WordPress

I reported an issue to the WordPress Core team about eighteen months ago, noting that the function which creates thumbnails of larger images in the CMS strips the EXIF data from these smaller files. This means that not only is geo information lost, but so are keywords and copyright…

3rd March 2016 | Read more »

In action at Männlichen

Yours truly, in action whilst photographing part of a multi-image panorama at Männlichen in Switzerland last weekend.

26th February 2016 | Read more »

“Life of a Mountain: Blencathra” trailer

“Life of a Mountain: Blencathra” trailer

I enjoyed Terry Abraham’s earlier film “Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike” a great deal, so when I saw that Terry was making a new film featuring Blencathra, I jumped at the chance to contribute through a Kickstarter campaign. I can’t wait to get my copy of the film later this year and this…

26th February 2016 | Read more »

Multilingual list of Swiss localities

We could do with a comprehensive, multilingual list of Swiss localities for work projects, so after a bit of digging and a suggestion from Habi, I came across a reference on which to base the list. After tidying it and converting it to tab-separated format (for optimal use in…

23rd February 2016 | Read more »

Better image compression settings for WordPress

Improve the speed of your WordPress website by reducing the file size of the automatically-generated images.

23rd February 2016 | Read more »

Processing time: 70 years

Processing time: 70 years

The Rescued Film Project discovers and processes 31 rolls of film shot by an American WWII soldier over 70 years ago.

19th February 2016 | Read more »

Alpine Paradise – Beatenberg

Alpine Paradise – Beatenberg

Completely inappropriate to the season, but what the heck. A beautiful sequence of clips filmed – mainly with a drone – in and above Beatenberg, looking over the lake shores I call home. The film was made by Maximilian Eckmann whilst staying in a local holiday apartment.

11th February 2016 | Read more »

A better solution than adverts and their blockers

If you want good quality content on the web, support the publisher by subscribing to their publication. That way, you'll help them stop ramming adverts down your throat.

9th February 2016 | Read more »

Alain Laboile

Alain Laboile

Truly tremendous photographs by French photographer Alain Laboile. How is it that French (or French-speaking) people seem to have such interesting surroundings and an almost superhuman level of innate creativity?…

31st January 2016 | Read more »

Awe-inspiring Schilthorn

Awe-inspiring Schilthorn

The Schilthorn – topped by the Piz Gloria restaurant – is one of my favourite destinations in the Swiss Jungfrau Region. Whenever I see photos or film sequences, I can’t help becoming a little awe-struck. I still have to pinch myself from time to time, to be sure that the fact that…

30th January 2016 | Read more »

Schilttal, Switzerland

Schiltgrat to Mürren

A hair-raising sledge run - our first of this season - in the awe-inspiring Schilttal valley above Mürren.

30th January 2016 | Read more »

Löscher bar, Bern, Switzerland

The old fire station

A goal for 2016 is to avoid putting things off when there is no good reason to do so. I’ve driven past the fire station in Bern’s Viktoria quarter on the way to and from work for five years now. Last summer, the fire brigade moved out and the erstwhile garage…

27th January 2016 | Read more »

Dear Zurich

A video love story for the well- and lesser-known corners of Zurich.

27th January 2016 | Read more »

Faulensee, Switzerland

Below the water line

Low water levels in Lake Thun in winter reveal large expanses of foreshore.

25th January 2016 | Read more »

Portraits by candle-light

Relaxed portraits with a shallow depth-of-field at a recent company event.

25th January 2016 | Read more »

The wider angle

First shots with two new acquisitions: a super-wide lens and an RR90 shutter release cable.

22nd January 2016 | Read more »

!frappant Big News Event

The staple of an outdoor drinks party in Switzerland - mainly in winter, but also occasionally during other seasons - is the Finnenkerze (“Finnish Candle”).

22nd January 2016 | Read more »

Riffelsee to Riffelalp, Zermatt

Before the proper snow arrived at the start of this year's winter season, we visited Zermatt and visited the famous, much-photographed view of the Matterhorn from Riffelsee.

20th January 2016 | Read more »

A year with an X-T1

After taking a while to get used to the smaller camera, the experiences over the past year with my Fujifilm X-T1 have been mainly excellent.

15th January 2016 | Read more »

Niesen Kulm. Switzerland

In the shadow of the giants

The Niesen casts a clearly triangular shadow when the sun is low in the sky.

12th January 2016 | Read more »

Invergordon, Scotland

Invergordon, a small town on the Cromarty Firth in the north of Scotland, which relies heavily on the local oil industry.

11th January 2016 | Read more »

Immersive 360° spherical video

Immersive 360° spherical video

Technology introduced by YouTube last year allows you to click, drag and change your point of view inside a video: watching the action and looking around the camera in any direction.

11th January 2016 | Read more »

Lowepro Photo Trekker AW II bag for sale

This bag, which I’ve mainly used for equipment storage for the past few years, is for sale. It’s old and well-worn, but is still in good shape, with all zips in good order and (as far as I can see) no tears or damage. It comes with a small day…

11th January 2016 | Read more »

Brora, Scotland

Brora beach

A winter visit to the large beach at Brora, in the far north of Scotland.

9th January 2016 | Read more »