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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



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

Latest Photography News

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.

Velvet Antlers

Both the red deer and the fallow deer’s antlers are nearly full grown now but they are still covered in that lovely soft velvet that provides blood and nutrients to the growing bone.  It’s a great time to get out early and photograph them especially around dawn when the light is beautiful.




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.

Photo of the week.

Top Dog

Not a new photo but photo of the week because “Top Dog” has just won another little prize on Purple Port.  This composition of me and my daughter’s dog, Vincent keeps doing well in various competitions including Creative Photo of the Year 2018 at Southampton Camera Club.  Compositions like this make fun but sometimes tricky editing projects.  A little planning before hand can make the subsequent work more straight forward.