Stuart Boardman

Passionate about photography, family, Hiking

Welcome to my website!

I’m Stuart and I’m a commercial UAV operator and also do some freelance web work to earn my keep. I love spending time outdoors, hiking and camping. Whether it be local riverside walks or setting myself mountain and peak challenges, I love getting outside.

I have a real passion for photography, in all its forms and styles. I love learning about photography and experimenting whenever I can. I’m a family man, with two daughters and my wife, whom I love spending time with. They are often reluctant models for my photography though!

From this website I want to share my photos and blog posts about where I’ve been outdoors, what I’ve photographed and my opinions on the kit I use. I welcome any constructive criticism and comments on my work and please do feel free to share your thoughts.

Chin up and keep putting one foot in front of the other!

Latest Blog Posts

Trying out the new gimbal on my camera phone
16/10/2017
Video

Trying out the new gimbal on my camera phone

I’ve been using my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to record video when I’m hiking. I don’t have a steady hand and the footage suffered as a result. So I’ve bought a Zhiyun Smooth Q gimbal stabiliser. Read on to see some test footage with the gimbal.

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Next Peak District trip planned, something different!
10/10/2017
Trip Plans

Next Peak District trip planned, something different!

On the 20th or 21st of October I’ll be leaving Doncaster for the Peak District, for a 1 night camp near Bamford. I’ll be taking the camera equipment and hopefully getting some great sunset and sunrise shots while I’m there.

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New bit of kit on the way, smoother videos
30/09/2017
Video

New bit of kit on the way, smoother videos

When I’ve been out walking I’ve taken some video snippets with my smartphone but the quality has been severely lacking, the video was wobbly at best and didn’t do justice at all to the scenes I was trying to capture. So I’ve ordered a new piece of kit to help with that, the Zhiyun Smooth-Q 3-Axis gimbal.

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Latest Gear Reviews

Alpkit Skyehigh 900 Hydrophobic Down Sleeping Bag
28/09/2017
Outdoor Gear - Sleeping

Alpkit Skyehigh 900 Hydrophobic Down Sleeping Bag

Having a good winter sleeping bag is a must if you are planning on camping out during the winter months. I purchased this sleeping bag exactly for that purpose. Read on to discover what I think of the bag and how I think it performs.

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Luxe Sil Hexpeak V4A - 1 man lightweight tent
26/09/2017
Outdoor Gear - Tents

Luxe Sil Hexpeak V4A – 1 man lightweight tent

The Hexpeak V4A is manufactured by Luxe and is a lightweight one person double skin tent. It also has the capability of being used as an ultra lightweight single skin tarp style shelter. There are upgrade options available too for this tent. I spent two nights using the tent at Edale in the Peak District. Read on to find out what I think of it.

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