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Father son family portrait photography crossfit fitness photo

Family fitness

Fine art photography image of a tern fishing

Common tern

Will and William

Fun family photography taping dad to the wall

Outnumbered

 

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

Hadrian

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

Pegasus

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

Lamborghini

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

Ross

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

Hannah

Photography Montage of new born baby shoot photos

Sophia

Little Terns

Creative portrait of a strong young man with a lightning storm

Body Scape

Creative motion blur seascape photography

Highcliffe at dawn

Alex

Marsh Harrier

Competing against yourself

Common Egret

Green Turtle

Zoe, the Modern Pentathlete

Surfing In the Indian Ocean

Paper Dress

Swans

Roe Buck

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Outnumbered!

New Forest Fun Family Portrait Photography

I did a family photo shoot with Geoff, Katie and the girls a few years back and this image that came from the shoot is still one of my favourites.  It does me pretty well in various photo competitions and again won a small prize for me yesterday.  The whole process of this kind of shoot is a lot of fun for everybody involved and can create some images above and beyond the “usual”.  The photos can also make great presents for Nan and Grandad for birthdays or even Father’s Day.

If you are interested in a family photo shoot then please take a look and click here:-  “Family Photo Shoot”

Which do you think is better?

Both these pictures are of the same tern fishing for prawns down at Pennington Marshes.  They were taken 5 minutes apart at around 6.30am.  I rely mostly on timing rather than burst rate so I’m pretty pleased with both of them.  One photo doesn’t seem to do fantastically well in competitions.  It’s as if the judge/viewer can’t work out what is going on.  One judge even turned the print through 90 degrees because he thought it might have been presented the wrong way round.  The other scored a 10/10 and a seal last night at the club.  So which do you prefer?

If you would like to learn a bit about taking photographs like these have a look at my Workshop and Tuition Page.

bird photography workshop training Lymington New Forest

 

Back from Indonesia

Jo and I had a lovely extended break in Indonesia.  It’s a superb place to go with your camera.  The people are lovely and very welcoming.  The landscape is beautiful and the wildlife ranges from Komodo Dragons, to beautiful coral reefs together with giant manta, sharks, turtles, eagles, sunbirds and flying foxes.  Here are a few photos but I shall be posting more.

Thai Boxing

When Joanne and I visited Thailand recently we went to watch some Thai Boxing.

Thai Boxing Thailand

It started with a junior match and then steadily built up to the star fight of the evening via different categories and a ladies bout.  Oddly after the senior fight they finished with a couple of 5 year olds.

Thai Boxing Thailand

Thai Boxing Thailand

Thai Boxing Thailand

Thai Boxing Thailand

 

Koy Ya

During a recent holiday in Thailand we found the Happy Snapper Bar which was a great music venue in Khao Lak.  There we saw Koy Ya performing.  She had long orange hair, tattoos and wore a short tartan mini skirt and black crochet crop top.  Jo decided to ask her if she wanted to do a photo shoot with me.  Koy Ya said yes and we set one up.  I had no studio equipment with me so we worked with the light from the bar and some pretty pathetic illumination from a couple of smart phones.  With the pool table in the bar there was a photo I wanted to try.  This is the result (after a little bit of tinkering on the computer) and on Monday it won “Action” photo of the year at Southampton Camera club.  I really liked this photo but when you are so closely involved in the setting up and production of something like this you have a lot of emotion attached to it which can affect your judgement so it’s great when you find other people like it too.

Thank you Koy Ya.

Action Koy Ya Happy Snapper Bar Thailand

Here are a few more photos from the shoot.  If you like your music and you are ever in Khao Lak be sure to find Koy Ya and The Happy Snapper Bar.  You will love it.

Action Koy Ya Happy Snapper Bar Thailand

Action Koy Ya Happy Snapper Bar Thailand

Action Koy Ya Happy Snapper Bar Thailand

What a privilege.

Yesterday I had the great privilege of getting up close to two wonderful red deer stags here in the New Forest National Park.  If you know how to behave around them and allow them to come to you, you will get beautiful views.  Both these stags walked straight towards me until they were so close they didn’t fit in the lens any more.  The rutting season is just getting going so these stags are wandering round looking for females.  To illustrate how dangerous the fighting can be, take a close look at the big stag in the first photo and you will see he is blind in his left eye.

  

Celebrating National Cupcake Week.

Celebrating National Cupcake Week.

Any excuse to dig out some old favourites.  Loved doing this project with Jo and Emma.  Jo designed and made a corset out of paper cupcake cases.  Then we added a skirt made out of paper strips and a wig made out of plaited paper.  Add a few white accessories and Emma looked great.

Pennington Marshes

When I enter the camera club (Southampton Camera Club) competitions I like to try to keep a broad range of work in my entries.  These 2 photos did pretty well both gaining me a Seal of Merit.  Very different to each other but I quite like the fact that they were taken in almost the same place.  I enjoy my wildlife photography but for me the emphasis is still more on the photography than the wildlife so I often go down to Pennington Marshes when the light is very good.  On this occasion Alastair, who is one of our better runners at my running club (New Forest Runners) was out on an early morning run and he provided the perfect “point of interest” subject matter for the beautiful golden light that morning.  The spoonbill is a rare bird for this country but is now getting more common especially here in the South of England.  They are not brilliant flyers and can have awkward, almost clumsy landings and that can provide good photo opportunities.

Photo of the week.