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I have finally photographed some of our products

I have been meaning to do this for ages but as there was no pressing need for it I have been putting it off, saying 'I'll have to remember to do that next week'. Well with the kids back at school and a little more time on my hands I thought it was about time I finally did what I said I was going to. Although I still have more to do, at least now I have something to show you all so you can see a little of what you can get by coming to us for your portraits.



First we have our framed products. We have two ways of framing, one we call standard and the other premium. The difference between the two is in the size and finish of the moulding as well as in the way in which we mount the photos within the frame. The frame shown above is an example of our premium frames. Standard frame options, as seen here on the right, are generally used as gifts or as desktop prints rather than wall mounted prints.

I like to create collections that can be hung together to create more of a focal point…

I Photographed My First Horses

It has been such a pleasure being able to add so many new ventures to my repertoire this year. I shot my first wedding, my first Mayor, first portfolio, and now my first horses. And what a joy that has been. Horses are such naturally beautiful and interesting creatures. It was difficult not to get good shots really. Although, as it turns out I did get a couple of bad ones. Apparently Harry looked fat as he ran towards the field in my direction and I didn't capture him in the best light at that time.

Sharon approached me to photograph her horses after receiving the magazine cover for her daughter, Jo, from one of my Clique parties. I was asked to photograph Jo along with their horses, of which they have 3. I was ever so keen to try this out as I had never done anything like it. Having done so now, I look forward to having the opportunity to do it again. I had so much fun both taking and enhancing the images.
Sharon attended the viewing recently and she loved the images. She said s…

Wedding Workshop in Nottingham

On Wednesday of this week I made the trek up to Nottingham (which wasn't actually much of a trek compared to most of the other delegates who travelled from as far as Glasgow, Portsmouth and South Wales) for a workshop held at Crash Taylor's home. Crash, a very talented photographer, specialising in weddings is someone I can highly recommend to anyone.

Apart from spending the morning getting to know the other photographers we then spent the afternoon photographing a hired model, in her own wedding dress, as we wandered through Nottingham Castle. It provided me a chance to see how other photographers handled their weddings as well as a chance to experiment with equipment I haven't had a chance to play around with. Like in this image to the right. Here I used my flash, mounted on a tripod off to the side. This allowed me to achieve studio quality lighting out of the studio, a technique I will be using in my environmental portraiture.


I can't seem to make up my mind on whic…