Fishing for Prawns

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.

National Dementia Cupcake Day

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 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

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