Creativity-Expression-Imagination – My Photographic Adventures


Robin Hood Game & Country Show – Newark, Oct 14 2012

I was in my element yesterday at the Country Show as there were dogs all around, as far as the eye could see.  There were various doggy activities going on; agility, lurcher racing, dock dogs etc, and it seemed that 80% of the public had brought along their four legged friends too, an enjoyable afternoon’s walk.  Here are a few faces and paws that caught my eye.  All pictures taken on my handy lightweight

This is Elmo, an adorable 14 week old chocolate Cockapoo with a lovely white snout. Very cute!

Panasonic Lumix G3.

Elmo in profile

This little white terrier who reminded me of Snowy from Tin Tin, was fascinated by the large inflatable balls and their human occupants.


Leap of Faith. A labrador enjoying the challenge of jumping after a ball into the water.



This is Scout. A five month old Bull Mastiff puppy – Gorgeous. Check out his paws – he’s going to be a big lad.




Shake it out!

This is a series of shots I took on one of my fabulous Dog Days sessions in 2011 with Abbey, a lovely Golden Labrador.  She loved to fetch from the water and after each retrieval she would shake herself to disperse the excess water from her coat.  I thought this made a great action sequence and put them together in a filmstrip format to demonstrate the movement from start to finish.  Some of the body contortions are really quite dramatic when caught in slow motion.


If you are interested in capturing the actions of your beloved dog, give me a call to discuss a Dog Days session and grab the chance of some photography unleashed today.

Outlines in Symmetry


Fine Art Nude

Another shot of the lovely Ella Rose taken at Pipewell Hall, Northants in June this year.

Fine Art Nudes

New Ventures lead me on Sunday to an Art Nude Workshop run by the fabulous Trevor & Faye Yerbury.  It took place at Pipewell Hall in Northamptonshire.  This is something I have always wanted to do; working with beautiful models to create images focusing on simplicity, shape and texture using only natural light.  I had the honour of hosting a workshop with the Yerburys last year and I knew I wanted to work with them again; they are so down to earth in their approach to photography, not getting caught up in the technical side of things, just keeping things simple – a real pleasure to spend time with.  Here is a selection of images I managed to capture during the day.  Most of any enhancements were tackled in Lightroom; mainly a few levels adjustments (for those photographers amongst you), plus a few removals of abstract objects like power sockets, in Photoshop.  I hope you enjoy them.

Quiet Beauty

Roman Goddess


Pretty Ballerina

Inner Reflection




Garden Gazing


On Your Marks


The Ivy

Male Studio Portrait Session

I had the pleasure of shooting with this young man a few weeks ago and couldn’t resist showcasing a few of his images here. He was so photogenic and easy to work with that the hour’s session was over before I knew it, and my job of producing the final selection for him was really hard, as most of his images looked fantastic. Post production required only minimum adjustments; with a little eye brightening and skin softening to perfect his winning look.

Autumn Lifestyle Shoot

Life’s been so crazy lately, but finally I found time to work with one of my models again.  I’d been dying to take advantage of the superb autumn colours, and two weeks ago my lovely Russian friend, Ulya joined me at Wollaton Park to shoot amongst the trees and the bracken.  All the shots were taken within just a 25 metre radius which goes to show the scope your surroundings can provide just by walking a few paces in any given direction.  I wanted to take the opportunity to work simply with just available light using my Nikon D700 and just a 50mm 1.8 lens, and a reflector.  Clothes: model’s own. Pink scarf and fur hat provided by the photographer.