What’s Tmma Photography about?

Tmma Photography features images taken around the UK. Including landscapes from Scotland and Wales,  macro photos of insects and plants and the 12 Pics series – a dozen pictures on such varied themes as Skara Brae in Orkney to Ullswater in Cumbria to Roman ruins.

There’s quite a variety here. Who takes all these pictures?

All the images on this site are taken by a nice bloke called Mark (and sometimes his even nicer wife 🙂 ).  His time is taken up (in no particular order) being a husband, parent, carer and photographer. Back in 1983 his close friend Chris (who is now pointing his camera at the big landscape in the sky), not only encouraged him to pick up a camera but also introduced  the ‘magic’ of developing and printing. Over the years several darkrooms have ensued, developing films from 1/2 frame, 35mm and medium format equipment.

The Eyes Down gallery is a recent addition containing a selection of images taken by my son who has Down Syndrome.


Kodak DC200
Kodak DC200

OK nice to meet you Mark. How did you get into digital?

Thanks for dropping by! By 1999 I embraced digital photography with a one megapixel Kodak digital camera, the DC200. Someone I worked with showed me one. I was hooked. No space consuming darkroom and nasty chemicals required. Instead of feeling like a mole, I swapped the darkroom for a computer. Maybe not everyones choice but it worked or me.

Nikon D70
Nikon D70


By 2004 I acquired my first DSLR, a Nikon D70. Both cameras are still in working order and kept for sentimental reasons. The D70 can still produce acceptable results. The DC200 not so much.

Where do you take all these pictures?

I’m fortunate in a couple of respects. I end up ‘exploring’ the UK, sometimes through travelling and sometimes on holiday. I’m also lucky enough to live fairly close to several nature reserves and various woods. Weather permitting, most of the time there is more than enough to point a camera at.

Can we use these images?

Of Course! Most of the images on this site are available for business, commercial or educational purposes. Use the Contact form and we can sort out a high res copy. All images on this site are resized for web use.

Is it OK to link to an article/ post / image on this site?

Sure it is. I won’t ask for a donation or even a coffee (black if your offering), just a working link to this site.

What’s the blog about?

The blog pages offer my thoughts on equipment I use, techniques, locations and general commentary on the world of photography. This is from an amateur point of view.  If you find it helpful, great, if not move on. There will be no judgement 🙂

These pictures aren’t too bad: you must have a good camera!

Heard the one about the cook who had a good oven? 🙂

There are certain situations where specialist (and expensive) gear will make getting a good shot easier. For most of us, most us of the time the gear isn’t the limiting factor. Sure marketing departments tell you otherwise, but don’t believe them. The only time you really NEED to upgrade is if your equipment stops you getting the shot.  If you WANT to get some gear fine……. but before going all magpie and getting that new shiny bit of kit think if a workshop or travel experience may be more beneficial. You might surprise yourself!

You don’t have a gear list!

No I don’t. What and how I shoot is different to the next person. What works for me may not work for them and vice versa. Suffice to say I have a range of bodies from 6-24mp. My lenses cover  16-300mm (35mm equivalent).

The equipment I use for all the pictures on this site is quite modest. I prefer value for money so most of my gear is pre owned, with a combination of ‘older generation’ mirrorless and DSLR cameras. Sometimes even my smartphone.  A 24mp camera is more than enough for what I currently do. A lot of the shots on this site have been taken on 10 or 16mp cameras. Even my 14 year old 6mp Nikon D70 is still good enough for website use.

You don’t allow comments – why not?

Because the comments inevitably fill up with spam – which may contain nasty viruses!


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Whatever equipment you use and subjects you shoot – enjoy yourself. It’s your journey. You decide.


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