Welcome to the website of professional natural history and conservation photographer Robert Thompson. Robert is the author of a number of publications on natural history and photography and is widely acknowledged as a specialist in close-up and macro photography in Ireland and the UK. As an active conservationist, he has worked on a number of high-profile conservation projects in Ireland and further afield.
His work is widely published in the UK and Internationally and has had several solo exhibitions of his work. He also is a frequent writer and contributor to the photographic press and other natural history publications. His images are managed through several agencies and he has his own library in Ireland. He runs workshops in some of the alpine regions throughout Europe and iconic landscape locations in Ireland.
NOVOFLEX CASTEL-M FOCUSING RAIL
Novoflex has just released their new macro focusing rail the CASTEL-M. I have been testing the prototype for the last few months with excellent results. Its unique design promises to be a game-changer for macro photographers who routinely use focus stacking in their workflow. Click the image below for the Novoflex Press Release. Or click the blog tab at the bottom of the home page for a brief overview.
I have just completed my review of the Nikon Z 9. I have been using it now since early December 2021. Click the front page below to read it! To view the PDF correctly, in Acrobat go to the view menu select two-page display and also tick the front page to show the pages in the correct sequence.
I have just published a short review using the Novoflex TrioBalance Ground pod. Go to the blog or click the image below!
EYECUPS REVIEW FOR NIKON Z 9
I have been testing both the HoodMan HoodEye and the JJC EN-DK33 Eyecups for the Z 9. Click the link to read my thoughts on both eyecups.
I have recently uploaded a new gallery on Floral Interpretation. You can access the gallery by clicking the featured thumbnail below or through the gallery tab. Also, the featured image has also been updated.
I have been extremely busy this year and have not been able to update some of the other image galleries. I will as time permits address these when I can.
New locations have been added to the Profiles tab.
NIKON Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S
Recently I have just completed my general overview of the Nikon Z MC 105mm Macro lens. The lens was announced back in June last year, but the stock has been in short supply. The lens is an important addition to the Z lineup and fills the gap for macro photographers who, up until then, were using the F mount version with the FTZ adapter. To read the review and see some sample images click the link below!
NIKON Z MC 105MM MACRO LENS OVERVIEW
NIKON Z7 II
Prior to the release of the Z 9, I have been using the Z 7II. I'm impressed with the camera and the quality of the imagery from it. You can read the review by clicking the link below or visiting the Articles & Reviews tab.
I have also written a review on the Nikon Z 7II for Luminous Landscape which is currently available on their website.