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Milk Wood Photography is the creation of Robert Smith, a Northamptonshire-based landscape photographer.

Milk Wood Photography is the creation of Robert Smith, a Northamptonshire-based photographer. Initially being inspired by various YouTube landscape photographers such as Thomas Heaton, Nigel Danson and Anthony Morganti, I learnt my trade with a combination of technical theory with practice & experimentation in the field.

Having grown up in the suburban home counties, I moved to Northamptonshire in 2014 and immediately became enthralled with living within 5 minutes of the English countryside.

It wasn’t until friends started asking me ‘you take photos, right?’ that I began capturing social gatherings & weddings too, always preferring the candid ‘reportage’ style of photos and shying away from solely posed scenes. 1 became 2, and word of mouth spread.

 
 Long exposure of ‘Yum Sing’, my father’s narrowboat.

Long exposure of ‘Yum Sing’, my father’s narrowboat.

Who's that handsome dog I see in a lot of your photos?
That would be Freddie, our fox red labrador. Favourite activities include eating, napping, swimming, and rolling about in mud.

Do you do commissions?
Yes, please do get in touch to discuss what you would like.

Where does the name come from?
'Under Milk Wood' is the title of a 1954 radio drama by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

What's in your bag?
Right now amongst the ancillaries, the main components are:

  • Canon 6D Mk II

  • Samyang 14mm t/3.1 ED AS IF UMC

  • Canon 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM

  • Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM

  • Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD

  • Manfrotto 3N1-25 PL Pro Light Backpack

  • Formatt-Hitech Filter System

  • Vanguard VEO 2 235AB Tripod

  • Leatherman Skeletool

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