Well my first post in a long time, more a man of pictures than words I suppose. It has been a good year though. Like many people I don't really feel comfortable about advertising my successes, immodesty is not really in my nature. Landscape is one of the most difficult genres of photography to succeed in but this year I have featured in 7 of the 13 issues of "Outdoor Photography" magazine, one of the last to pay its contributors a proper rate. I confess that I feel quietly pleased with myself.
The December issue article below.
One of my favourite images from last year has just been my highest earning image to date for a single sale. That aside it was taken on a particularly beautiful August morning on Iping Common whilst the heather was in full bloom. I remember being struck by a scene that could have been captured hundreds of years ago. For me, mornings like this really are unbeatable and there is no finer way to start the day.
I've also just received a commission from Outdoor Photography magazine to write an article on Iping Common and this image may also be included.
I had my first visit to Eades House in Chichester for a while and it was a great privilege to be the photographer for Vicky and Tom as they celebrated their wedding day. The weather was very kind but I was also able to take advantage of the lovely interior of the house. A couple of my favourites from the day are posted below.
My first foray into insect photogrpahy last year produced some rather well recieved damselfly images. I've literally caught the bug (sorry) now and invested in a better macro lens so I can really annoy them this year. Thanks to Tracey for the use of her pond, hopefully she'll let me back this year.
I have photographed weddings at Arundel Town Hall on many occassions and find it a very photographer friendly venue not least because of the huge windows and therefore great light. I had the pleasure of sharing Beth and Dax's wedding with them last year and wanted to post a couple of examples of an aspect of wedding photography that is so important and that is just capturing moments as they happen, with no intervention from me. These are classic examples and although the image in front of the tree was whilst I was giving some direction, just stepping back for a few moments I was able to let them just enjoy their own company. Many couples have remarked how they enjoyed their time with me, away from their guests, often before the reception begins. A few moments to catch their breath before the party begins.