|My wife surprised this morning with a delicious breakfast which I could not resist taking a photograph off. Crushed avocado and poached eggs on sourdough bread.|
|August was strong month with Getty Images. Six of my images where licensed to various publishing houses in the UK and America. The images are below:-|
|Here at head quarters we have a new resident mascot! Introducing Deva the (show type) Cocker Spaniel. We named her Deva after the roman word for 'Chester' which is where we are based.|
Last month I entered a number of my images into Digital Photo Pro Magazine's portrait competition. It was nice to see one of my entries featured on their Facebook page as an advert for the competition. I have seen a number of entries featured on their page and the standard looks very high.
The blog post displaying all the images I submitted can be viewed here:-
Universal magazines based in Australia have licensed two of my Kitten images via Getty Images. I originally captured these images for the RSPCA a number of years ago and licensed them to Getty at a later date. They have been very successful and it is not hard to see why.... so cute!!!!
The full gallery of the Kitten images can be viewed on my website here:- TAKE ME TO THE KITTENS
|Its been a while since I entered a Photography Competition! However, this evening I entered the below images into the 'Digital Photo Pro' magazine portrait competition. These images are some of my favourite portraits that I have captured. Fingers crossed!|
|Normally when I shoot food on commission I use two or three strobes to create the light I want and/or need. However this technique is limiting for capturing food when I am out and about. I need to shoot food continuously for my Getty Images submissions so I have been practising using 'window light' so I only need my camera. Below are samples of images I captured during a recent visit to a restaurant where I chose a table which would provide great window light.|
|Getty Images have issued the statements for May and I have had two images licensed. The Eagle image below was published by a company called Reach Publishing and the Cheese Burger image by Hearst Magazines. This particular Cheese Burger image has been one of my most popular images on Getty.|
Investing into camping kit to capture fresh content for the 'Wall Art' page this summer. I will be braving the British weather to capture sunrise and sunset location images. Watch this space!
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1) Berghaus Grampian 2 tent. Click here for more info:- Blacks
My wife and I where lucky enough to be invited to a wedding in Sorrento Italy. During our short stay we visited the beautiful island of Ischia and also explored the town of Sorrento. I took my camera with a 35mm prime lens (light enough to carry around all day) and captured the delights. A sample of the images are below and the full gallery can be viewed here:-
|Over the bank holiday weekend I had the pleasure of the company of Toby a Cocker Spaniel. I took him hiking over the Carneddau in North Wales and (of course) could not miss the opportunity to capture a couple of nice portraits for his owner.|
|Last month the 'System 1 Group' which is a marketing agency based in California licensed my image below through Getty Images. I originally captured this images for a Nails business based in Chester some years ago.|
|Look at this stunning bird... the Silver Eared Mesia. I captured this bird in Chester Zoo within the Islands section. You can walk through through the enclosure and these birds are practically sitting on your shoulder. I have sat in my hide for hours waiting to capture the local bird life and I bagged this shot within the first paces inside the enclosure!|
Yesterday my wife and I spent the afternoon at Chester Zoo. I went with high hopes of capturing hundreds of images of the animals however the Zoo was so busy that photography was almost impossible. That said I did capture this stunning image of a Lion relaxing in his enclosure.
I captured this image using a 300mm Prime Lens and by using a single focus point with a wide aperture I was able to fool the camera into ignoring the cage which gives the appearance that this image was taken in the wild!
|My Ice Cream Pots image below which I originally captured for Woodlands Ice Cream has been licensed to a business in Japan via Getty Images. However, I did have to perform a touch of photoshop wizardry and change the pots around so the image was not exactly the same!|