• Birds May 2016 Pikelow Farm

    Nature photography is becoming addictive. This could be my last visit to the hide at Pikelow for a while…as there should be plenty of insects around in the next few weeks to occupy my lens and my time…while many of the birds will undergo their summer moult. I’ve had a look through the shots that I took last week and chosen a few favourites…when I get a chance, I’ll do a better processing on some of them and print a few of the best ones.

  • With PermaJet at the Photography Show, NEC

    PermaJet ran some short talks at the Photography Show at the NEC this year and I agreed to be one of their team of lecturers to do three short talks on the Monday. Here I am with some prints made on Distinction paper, being aided and abetted by Joseph from the PermaJet team. Did you know that PermaJet also have a photography blog? You can learn lots of stuff here. Why not have a look at the updated range of papers. I love the Baryta papers and you can buy a test pack of the newly enhanced range. If you prefer the Smooth Fine Art Range, look here…or the textured fine art…

  • Cumbria – New Gallery

    Reading about Cumbria holiday breaks on a website recently, I came across all the exciting things you can do there…like, boating, horse-riding, climbing, mountain biking through the forests, visiting a racecourse, paint-balling,  exploring a via ferrata, zip wire ride, the list is endless. Now I can totally engage with the idea that you need some activities to take part in on holiday in addition to walking the fells…when my kids were young and the rain came down, that involved a visit to the Pencil Museum or slate shop and cafe but, if zipping down a wire floats your boat, who am I to criticise? (sounds exciting, actually)…but what the website…

  • Armed and Dangerous

    Gave myself a couple of hours off today and decided to have a look through my catalogue of images from recent shoots to find something that I could edit dramatically, so the lovely Samantha acquired a pair of flashing green eyes. It was fab to see her and her family, in November, and hope she doesn’t mind me taking liberties! Samantha – armed and dangerous Let it rain …one for Debbie Sutherland who always looks fabulous… Leah This is the first time I photographed Leah…what a beautiful girl!

  • Fellowship BPE

    I was delighted to be awarded the Fellowship of the BPE (British Photographic Exhibitions) at the end of May 2015. This UK organisation runs an award scheme through its member National Exhibitions. The scheme rewards entrants who are successful in having their work accepted for exhibition and are awarded various prizes and medals. Exhibition acceptances are aggregated until, with 300 acceptances, a BPE5 (5 crown award) can be achieved. Associateship Once the 5 Crown award has been achieved, a candidate may go on to work for the Associateship. This requires A further 100 acceptances in member exhibitions  and Twenty awards using at least ten different pieces of work. Fellowship On achieving the…

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