Professional Photographer UK Cambridge People Portraits

I enjoy creating the images and writing the content for this blog because - having honed my professional photographic skills over 35 years - I'm experienced enough to know that to continue to deliver quality photography to all my present and future clients I always need to keep learning to improve my photo skills. My constant curiosity ensures I remain current on all things photography.
Around the The Maypole...
15th September 2016

As a photographer it's always satisfying to see your work displayed to a wide audience, which is the case with this interior shot of The Maypole pub in Cambridge ( the City's only family owned independent public House within the historic core). It's been printed and mounted to life size scale by my mate Craig at Create Signs , Milton.
9 out of 10 prefer whiskers...
09th September 2016

When photographing an every day familiar subject it's possible to focus on the close up detail. This shot is prevented from appearing monochrome (black and white) by the subtle hint of sandy colour of fur in the top right hand corner. By photographing against an open door the background appears a solid black almost as if the whole image was set up in a studio.
Cloud gazing...
07th September 2016

Head in the clouds... gazing up at a sky of ever changing cloud formations with a camera in hand is a great way to chillax the day away. If you take your shot on an autumnal day you've more chance to get various tones in the clouds rather than the usual 'white' in every cloud. I shot this at Appledore in Devon.
The Two Tusketeers...
06th September 2016

The Two Tusketeers... In the news over the last few days is the depressing fact that Africa's elephants, are dwindling in numbers due to an increase in ivory poaching. It beggars belief that anyone would want to inflict death open such majestic creatures. Good professional photography is a very effective front line tool in the quest to educate the world about the benefits of conservation. I took this photo in South Africa where I had a happy week with my camera watching and photographing, there's only way to shoot an elephant and that's with a camera!
Stoned...
02nd September 2016
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I reckon that possibly second after portraits - including 'selfies' - landscape photography is the most common theme to be captured in pixel. Even the most popular of landmarks offers us photographers the opportunity to interpret it in our own styles. This shot shows one of the stones which make up the Moor Divock Stone Circles in the Lake District.
Exceeding their own expectations...
26th August 2016

Start your weekend with some uplifting observations about GCSE exam results , teachers and future dreams of the students of North Cambridge Academy who will be part our future working generation. I enjoyed photographing, listening to the students and then producing a video story.
Happy World Photo Day 2016 ...
19th August 2016

Happy World Photo Day 2016! To help celebrate it, I'm chatting photography with Louise Hulland on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire at 12.30pm. Lots to talk about including how to decide which camera to buy, photography at the Rio Olympics plus tips on great pet photography ... thanks to my hound Rafferty the Lurcher for modelling during our daily morning walk!

World Photo Day is celebrated on August 19 every year because that was the day in 1839 that the French Academy of Sciences announced the photographic technique known as daguerreotype, one of the first of its kind in the world. It was developed by Frenchman Louis-Jaques-Mandé Daguerre, hence the name daguerreotype.
Beaming smiles for topping out photo...
18th August 2016

The final beam signed and ready to be lifted into place at The John Bradfield Centre which will be will be one of the UK's biggest innovation hubs, located on the Cambridge Science Park.
Deep Purple Call of the wild...
11th August 2016

Pollen filter.. Bee emerges from flower in the Fellows Garden at Christ's College Cambridge. I like to incorporate shadows on sunny days when shooting a close up to provide a clean uncluttered background. By shooting into the sun it highlights both the pollen laden departing bee and the purple flowers.
Car Park 2 ...
20th May 2016

I just happened to be parking at the time of the day when the shadows lend emphasis to the rippling effect flow of the exterior of this car park.
Seaside blue and red ...
14th May 2016

Two vibrant colours can sometimes clash when put together in a photograph. However, if you capture blue and red in a photo it can look stunning. This shot here taken in North Wales is a great example of how such colours can look effective. I've gently adjusted by +4 the colour saturation and added a gentle vignette to frame the image and centre the viewer's eye from wandering. Remember to always be careful when adjusting colour saturation, keep an eye on it to ensure you do not overcook it. Extreme colour saturation may look dramatic on your screen but it's very unlikely to look the same if reproduced as a printout.
Yellow warning ...
04th May 2016

Yellow weather warning... on way to an assignment, I just had to do a U-turn to retrace and grab this shot seconds before the heavens opened this afternoon - besides A1303 looking towards Stow-cum-Quy.
Bridge End Garden, Saffron Walden ...
16th April 2016

The light looked smashing today - late spring going into summer. I thought I would hedge my bets and post it here!