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We are moving House, Studio and Businesses!

We are moving House, Studio and Businesses!
27 years of living in Kingston upon Thames comes to an end.
After 27 years of living and working in The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in London, Jo and I are moving our lives and businesses elsewhere.
In late July ’22 we will be moving to the beautiful Surrey Hills.

The Royal Oak – Richmond Park

The Royal Oak – Richmond Park

The Royal Oak – Richmond Park – A stormy glimpse of an ancient friend.

Jo and I try to walk in Richmond Park as often as we can. Last Sunday afternoon there was changeable weather over the park and I was rewarded with this shot of the Royal Oak.
For those of you not from the United Kingdom. Richmond Park is a natural park:

“Richmond Park is London’s largest Royal Park and the largest urban park in Europe, covering an area of 2,500 acres. It is a National Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, of both national and international importance for wildlife conservation.”

New for Twenty Two, Toucan Hill

New for Twenty Two, Toucan Hill

New for Twenty Two, Toucan Hill – James & Catherine on the mirador at Toucan Hill – Some shots are simply lovely. This romantic shot of James & Catherine is one of them. I shot this during a nine day shoot for Toucan Hill, a house on Mustique that is available to rent. It was shot for their website but never used.

Earlier Articles are listed below…

Top Ten things you do not need to worry about…

Top Ten things you do not need to worry about…

Top Ten things you do not need to worry about…
When starting out on your journey as a photographer there are many things that others pitch to you as worth worrying about. Most of these are received wisdom and hearsay and can be totally ignored. This article is some friendly advice from an wise old snapper.
I have taken the time to list the top ten things about which new photographers need not worry…

Lou Collins, Artist – Striding Out

Lou Collins, Artist – Striding Out

Striding out towards an artistic future

I recently did a portrait session with Lou Collins an up and coming artist. She paints beautiful textured nudes using punchy colours and translucent materials. The works are both exciting and vibrant. You can print from her website at: https://www.wildat-art.com/
We had some fun with this shot and Lou looks great in her Loubitans with the wind machine at full tilt.

Recent Photography Awards

Recent Photography Awards

Recently I have been posting my images to International Photography Groups on social media. I have been building my online profile as a professional photographer, and helping newbies with their work, and in doing so I have picked up few international awards for my work, this was a little unexpected

Rendezvous – A blast from the past!

Rendezvous – A blast from the past!

Rendezvous – A blast from the past! A short Film for Theo Fennell.
The video project happened over  two days. Clearly, there were many weeks of post production after this. The first day was shot on location in Pelham Place, Chelsea, just outside the Theo Fennell flagship store.
The second day was at Holborn studios in London, where we shots the interiors and the optical components of the special effects shots.
The cameraman was Simon Clapham. A superb technician…

The Confetti Shot – Toucan Hill – Mustique

The Confetti Shot – Toucan Hill – Mustique

The Confetti Shot – Toucan Hill – Mustique

Recently, I have been archiving some historic files from previous shoots.
When doing this I am often distracted with images and shots that took me a while to work up. This shot is one of them.
It was part of a very large shoot for a Villa on the Island of Mustique. This frame is one of twelve that went on to become a stop motion animation of the confetti throw.

clairey6  – an ascendant and progressive trance

clairey6 – an ascendant and progressive trance

Clairey 6 Advert for twitch.tv – clairey6 AKA
Fantastic to see Cody Cataluffi, a mate of mine, doing really well over on Twitch. She now has over a 1000 followers. Go Claire!
The image below is the latest Advert for her regular slot on Twitch. It uses our image from the Studio Garden Sessions.
If you like Trance go check out her set . I hope you like both the music and the image

In the news again… This time it’s Mustique

In the news again… This time it’s Mustique

In the news again… This time it’s Mustique
The Guardian and The Observer are having a Photo Competition

I’m pleased to say that another one of my Caribbean images was used in the press this week.
The Guardian and the Observer newspapers were having a photo competition and used my photo of Lagoon Bay on the island of Mustique to promote the competition. Hurrah!
I screen grabbed the Guardian website version so that I can show it to you all.

An excellent day with Chris Exner

An excellent day with Chris Exner

Last week I had an excellent day with Chris Exner.

He needed various PR and professional shots for his up and coming 2022 projects.

We set about producing some lovely images that he could use across various media. Some business like and others adding a little more drama to the lighting.

The day whizzed by and we produced a variety of wonderful shots that you can see in the Chris’ folio on the website

The pleasure of simple snaps

The pleasure of simple snaps

What with global pandemics, lockdowns and real life, it’s a rare opportunity to just potter and take some simple snaps. That opportunity came my way recently when Jo and I had what has been a rare moment of respite, and like many other we retreated the a bucolic idyll, in our case Devon, specifically Dartmoor. The images below were snapped as we went. You have to remmber that Jo cannot pass a single tree or plant without shooting it so when I say we were walking what I mean is I had so much time to consider and compose that it may have well been a paid shoot.

Katja – A New Start in 2022

Katja – A New Start in 2022

Katja – A New Start in 2022.
A lovely new folio of Katja
Katja is about to embark on her journey as a model.
I have asked her permission and does not mind me mentioning that she has been on the planet for around five decades.
She is embarking on a career as  a commercial model, and has already attracted the attention of a couple of agencies.
They’ll be more images shot by us, as we further our collaboration in the spring, when the weather improves, here in the UK.

Fast Lenses: Why are lenses sometimes described as “fast?”

Fast Lenses: Why are lenses sometimes described as “fast?”

What makes a lens a “fast” lens?

This term is often used and can be confusing to new photographers. It’s important to bear in mind that this is an old term and has been in use for many years, specifically, before the digital photography and electronic camera age.
In photography terms like this are often used inappropriatedly, by mistake, or, simply overlapped with similar terms.
In the context of this subject I will give a quick overview of what it actually means.
Remember: When referring to fast lenses, photographers (including myself) use terms like “wide aperture” or “larger aperture”, meaning the same thing. So, in this context “wide or wider”, refers to the aperture, not the focal length of the lens.

My Mask

My Mask

This is my mask. There are many like it, but this one is mine…
Well actually this one was mine… I’ve now retired this trusted friend.
I thought it’s mark it’s passing with a portrait so that, hopefully, in the future I can view the image, and use it as a reminder of this extraordinary time.

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