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Family fitness

Fine art photography image of a tern fishing

Common tern

Will and William

Fun family photography taping dad to the wall



It’s a mans world (but don’t let yourself get outnumbered)

Landscape photography Sunset, Setly Pond, New Forest National Park Hampshire

Setley Pond

Inner Conflict

Character Toddler Portrait photography. My Grandson


Creative portrait photography digital art embrace

Built like a brick wall.

Barn Owl

Dreams of a summer's day

Wildlife photography Reed Warbler singing in the New Forest national Park

Singing his heart out


Hungarian Vizsla puppy studio photography shoot with chair

Vincent the Hungarian Vizsla

Sports Photography action motion blur show jumping photo

Turning for the last sequence


Black and white body abstract photography at Ridge Cottage studio

Body Shape

Digital art Photography Lamborghini at Monte Carlo


Landscape photography Sunrise in the Pine Trees of the New Forest National Park

The Solent at dawn

Grey Heron

award winning photography by Henry Szwinto

Paddy the New Forest Pony

Character promotional portrait photography for singer song writers

Annie and Harry

Portrait photography of a young man


Infrared Landscape photography image of New Forest Ponies at Hatchet Pond near Beaulieu in the National Park

Hatchet Pond

Creative fitness portrait photography for crossfit

Hand stand

Creative New Forest Landscape photography

If only we could bottle sunsets!

Black and white classic portrait photography of a yound woman


Photography Montage of new born baby shoot photos


Little Terns

Creative portrait of a strong young man with a lightning storm

Body Scape

Creative motion blur seascape photography

Highcliffe at dawn


Marsh Harrier

Competing against yourself

Common Egret

Green Turtle

Zoe, the Modern Pentathlete

Surfing In the Indian Ocean

Paper Dress


Roe Buck

Komodo National Park and Flores 2017

This is a flip book of the first 2 weeks of our visit to Indonesia in November 2017

Photo of the week.

Fishing for Prawns

I think I have to include this photo of a tern fishing for prawns because it was chosen by Bird Guides as their photo of the week.  I love it and find it hard to think how I can improve on it.  After getting a similar photo almost by chance I set about getting a better one.  It took me a number of visits on very still days with just the single tern fishing like this in this area it took a while but worth the effort.

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National Dementia Cupcake Day

My wife Joanne’s mum died earlier this year after suffering years of dementia.  Today, Thursday 14th June 2018 the Alzheimer’s Society have their National Cupcake day so I thought I would post a few pictures from a shoot last year with Emma Appelton-Smith.  Jo had this great idea about making a corset out of paper cupcake cases and after a couple of weeks of painstaking sewing we had our main piece. A relatively simple skirt made from paper strips together with more painstaking work for a wig made from plaited paper completed the main outfit.  A few white accessories and white makeup supplied by Emma and we were ready to shoot in the studio dressed with white furniture and white background.  I think we got some great photos.


Paper Dress design by Jo Szwinto






Father’s Day 17th June

Father’s day is just over a week away.  Have you thought what to by him?

How about a family photo shoot?

It will be a fun day out for everybody and you will get some great photos to frame and keep.  It can be something that makes you laugh or a photo of his lovely children or a simple family group photo.  I can supply a gift card to be used when you wish.  Here’s a few examples of photos I’ve done in the past to give you some ideas.  If you are interested then give a call on 07920 887909

Birds of Pennington Marshes

Whenever I get good light and calm conditions I try to get down to Pennington Marshes, Lymington which is here in the New Forest National Park.  Although I have always been interested in birds, for me, it’s more about the photography rather than ticking a bird list.  Having said that some of the rarer birds create more captivating images.  Technique is very important and I continue to experiment there but it’s all about the light and learning about your subject.  Hope you like the photos.

If you would like to find out a bit more I do offer personal tuition or small workshops or even simple guide services.

Egret Pennington Marshes

Komodo National Park and Flores Photo Book

I’ve been using the rainy weather to put together a long overdue flip book from our trip to Indonesia last November.  I have so many lovely photos that this one just covers the first 2 weeks which includes our week at Scuba Junkies Komodo and our second week on Flores where we stayed mostly at Labuan Bajo.  If you ever think you might like to go Joanne and I would thoroughly recommend you do and we are planning to back in the not too distant future.  The coral reefs are stunning, the Giant Manta are amazing, there are so many turtles and the people are very friendly.

Lovely weather, lovely light. Time to get up early

When the weather is calm and you know there will be good light then Pennington Marshes is a great place to go this time of year.  The terns are back and I love photographing them when they are fishing.  Either as they dive or when they hover.  This morning I was lucky enough to find a pair of Little Terns bonding through feeding.  Very sweet.

A Day with Charlene

3 days after her UKBFF South Coast Championship 3rd place and qualification for the National Championships Charlene Joy came to my studio for a shoot.  A great chance to play with lighting and some great results.

A little bit of snow in the New Forest

The snow this time was better for photographs here in the New Forest because it was a bit warmer and it was sticking to the trees and plants so I ventured out early this morning to play with the camera.  Found some Red Deer and a Roe Deer but couldn’t find the Fallow Bucks.

White Fallow Bucks in the New Forest

Hand a chance to photograph some Fallow Bucks in the New Forest national Park this week.  One or two of them were starting to drop their antlers but most still had them.  There were a couple of lovely White Bucks that were very obliging.  I’ve picked these photos because I love the way their eyes are catching the afternoon light.


The Weaker Sex

This photo is from a shoot with Louise Rogers.  I decided to use it as a competition entry at the camera club and wanted to focus on her muscle definition and her veins which is why I cropped it the way I did.  I rather cheekily called it “The Weaker Sex” and that is one reason why I deliberately kept in the lipstick and enhanced the light falling on the nail varnish.  The flash of blond hair helped too.  These touches would have been lost if I went down the route of monochrome so I kept the colour image.  It’s almost impossible to predict how a judge will react to a photo like this in a club competition so a felt pleasantly surprised when it was awarded 10/10 and a Seal of Merit.

I have a couple more body building shoots lined up soon but this time it will be men.  When you get subjects that through disciplined training and years of dedication become extraordinary you have a great opportunity for very striking photos.  It’s something that I truly respect which is why I like this genre.  Watch this space.

Lazy Wildlife Photography on a cold day

On a cold snowy “FIRST DAY OF SPRING” I though I would try to capture some bullfinches at the bird table.  Even though they come regularly it’s much more difficult than you think to get the timing right together with the focal plane and they don’t always cooperate with their line of approach either.