I’m Stuart Lonsdale, the photographer behind northphoto. I’ve lived most of my life in the North East of England, particularly around the Morpeth area and in Newcastle.
Photography is my passion. I love getting out and about around Northumberland and the surrounding counties, hiking the Cheviots, scouting the coastline or exploring some of our hidden gems.
I’ve been taking photos for about 15 years or so, originally with an Oregon Scientific ‘credit card’ camera – the dizzy heights of 2 megapixels…! After a spell with a Kodak bridge camera I bought my first DSLR – a Canon EOS 450D – in around 2008. Since then I’ve advanced somewhat in my photography, and if you’re interested you can see the equipment I use further down this page.
Whilst I use Photoshop (CS6) to edit my images – the ‘digital darkroom’ – I’m always careful just to do the most basic of tweaks. I’m not a fan of, or believer in, over-processed photos like those HDR-style photos that resemble nothing like reality.
Where I do creatively process my photos, I try to make sure it’s an obviously intentional effect. Generally speaking I’ll categorise these as ‘Art’ rather than a landscape or waterscape.