Henry Szwinto Photography

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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

Photo of the week.

The Modern Pentathlete

I’ve chosen this photo of Zoe Davison as photo of the week for 2 reasons.  Zoe has just come 4th in the World Junior Modern Pentathlon Championships even though she is nowhere near the top of the age group.  Also I finally got the chance to use it in a recent club competition where it gained a seal.  The judge said “it’s great when you get to work with a professional model because they are so good at giving you a natural look”.  But Zoe is no professional model, however, she is great at understanding what the task is and delivering.  That’s one reason why I am not surprised when I hear news of her great performances.  We will be working again together when her competitive season finishes and we have some great ideas lined up.

Watch this space!

Latest Photography News

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.

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.


Working with Zoe Davison, Great Britain Modern Pentathlon

Before Christmas I had the great pleasure of working with Zoe Davison.  Zoe is a young international Modern Pentathlete representing Great Britain in various age groups with huge potential and huge ambition.  Not only does she look great in front of the camera but Zoe is very enthusiastic about trying unusual concepts.  Combine this with the superb props and locations that Modern Pentathlon can provide and I’m really looking forward to many great images in the future.

 

Fairies and Toadstools

I’ve been playing a bit with my editing.  It’s early stages for me with this kind of imagery so my ideas are only just developing.  The photo of Amber originated from an underwater image taken in a swimming pool.  The wings are taken from a dragonfly and the fly agaric is the fairy toadstool before adding a few extra editing effects.
fairy, toadstool fairytale

Why I love where I live

Today I wasn’t keen on going for a run.  It was raining and my injured Achilles still didn’t feel great but my daughters Viszla Vincent needed to go out and my wife Jo insisted.  Rather glumly I went but half way round I accidentally scared up a Short Eared Owl.  These are pretty rare anyway but even rarer for this part of the New Forest.  This was the first one I had seen in this location in the 35 years of living here.  Half an hour later, armed with my favourite wildlife kit, with the sun starting to break through I found him again.  I hope he stays for the winter but I don’t think this habitat will give him enough food so I expect he will move on.

But before you go, many thanks for brightening up a rainy day.