Brockholes

I spent an hour and a half ┬áhaving a gentle stroll through Brockholes reserve looking for subjects to point the camera at. There wasn’t much to see out on the water that were within shooting distance but there were quite a few woodland birds scooting about. I paused for ten minutes to see what stopped…

The Wren

I was invited to go and photograph a fellow club member’s local Wren, a bird that has won him many accolades and I couldn’t resist the opportunity. This is not a bird that I have seen very much of and certainly hadn’t got any photographs of the species. The weather was a bit damp and…

Family Shoot

I was asked if I would take some shots of a friend’s three children and thought I would give it a go, what do they say – “Don’t work with children and animals!”. There were no issues with this shoot as all the children seemed to have enough fun the keep them interested, I took…

Red Squirrels at Hawes

A day was spent with a group of Red Squirrels in a location close to Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales. The weather was dull and overcast and with the Squirrels being in a small copse, the light was very low and this made any action shots just about impossible. I needed the camera ISO at…

African Queen & Chainmail

I had a studio shoot in February with Natasha James which had been in planning for a while but in my mind for a lot longer. I had drawn up some mood boards with ideas based on two main themes, one being ‘African Queen’ the other being based on a ‘metallic’ theme. The mood board…

SteamPunks

A great Saturday at Whitby provided some opportunities for some really interesting shots and┬ásomething not previously in my portfolio. It was a uncharacteristically warm and sunny February day and was almost surreal for a ‘first-timer’ like me at Whitby as the bizarre and creative participants paraded their costumes and inventions in the small seaside town.…