Whitby Sunset

May 14th, 2012

I had some time away last week and it was nice to be able to devote some time to landscape photography. Here is one of the results of my efforts. Taken at sunset on the steps up to the abbey using a Nikon D700 and 20mm fixed focal length lens.

manchester portrait photographs

September 17th, 2010

A few selected photos from a recent portrait and headshot session for Nick in Ancoats and Castlefield in Manchester. Thanks for your patience Nick and sorry about having to push the car! Interestingly it has now fixed itself and no fault can be found! All of the portrait photographs were taken on a Nikon D700 with a Nikon 85mm f1.4 AF-D. Thanks to Manchester’s fabulous soft diffused light (ie wet and overcast!) no external lights were used just the available light and open shade. Comments are always welcome.

coutts polo party at chester races

June 6th, 2010


We  had a great time at the Coutts International Polo party at  Chester Racecourse on Friday Evening.  After much discussion amongst us we have voted this our favourite photo of the night.  If you want to see a gallery of all the images that we took at the event please click here.  If you wish to purchase a print, you can do so online using paypal, please follow the instructions on the gallery page.


We love covering big events like this, so if you are having a party or getting married and you are looking for a photographer to cover the event please get in touch.

Now where did I leave the car!

May 1st, 2010

I took these on a recent trip to Machynlleth in Mid-Wales. I like the fact that the mini has just become part of the garden. At what point do you move from I should get that moved to, oh well if I leave it, it will just become part of the garden! Contax G1, 35mm lens fuji’s fabulous neopan 1600, hence the grain.

simple shot of a man on a bike

March 8th, 2010

Friday lunchtime I had a shoot booked that had taken quite a bit of planning. I had a theme of bike to work and wanted to experiment with motion blurs and test the focus tracking of the Nikon D700. To do this I had arranged to borrow a tandem, to be piloted by a willing and steady assistant, whilst I sat on the back and tried to track another cyclist following us. This was a lot more difficult than might seem at first.

The model had to be directed as to where he was needed for the shot, I had to turn backwards, with no hands on the back of the tandem, which throws it off line. I had to handhold the camera, but to get the desired amount of blur whilst moving quite rapidly on the tandem required shutter speeads of between 1/8 and 1/30 of a second, which calls for a steady hand and smooth shutter release. The attrition rate of shots was consequently very high I took about 200, got many with very artistic but ultimately useless blur and several that I am very pleased with. The original plan had been to use a Surly Big Dummy, which would have allowed me to sit backwards and take the shots, however the guy that I knew with one has just sold it. I suppose I can always add one to the list of urgently required essential photgraphic equipment. Anyway here are the best shots and a couple of the useless blur, which I happen to like quite a lot! Any comments as usual are always welcome.

For the technically minded, equipment Nikon D700, 35mm f2 AF-D lens, aperture priority, continuous high speed shooting and focus tracking modes. Landescape tandem, Pashley Guvnor, Brompton 3-speed.

portrait photography – manchester castlefield

January 27th, 2010

These are the results from a recent portrait photography session at Castlefield, and Manchester city centre.  The main image is my favourite, taken near the townhall extension, just off Albert Square in Manchester. I am always looking for new interesting backdrops for my portrait photographs. Here I particularly like the repeating series of arches and the way that the shallow depth of field with the 85mm f1.4 throws them progressively out of focus Manchester. Could we have the latest catalogue model sensation on our hands?

Nikon D700, 85mm f1.4 AF-D, all shot wide open for minimum depth of field. The muted colours in this shot were achieved through attempting a bleach bypass effect in Aperture, moving the black point and adjusting the colour curves to get the desired effect.

Nikon D700 – out in the snow

January 10th, 2010

Though I would take my camera out and try and take advantage of the photographic possibilities offered by the recent arctic weather.  all shot at Chorlton waterpark and the meadows.

For the technically minded,  Nikon D700 and 85mm f1.4 af-d or 35mm f2 d, aperture priority +1.5ev exposure compensation for the snow.

Thought that I would also experiment with the manchester wedding landing page for my site.  Any comments gratefully received.

Pet Photography – Could this be a new direction?

December 31st, 2009

Photos of Angus the Airedale a local celebrity down at Chorlton meadows.

For the technically minded, Nikon D700 85mm f1.4 AF-D, ~f4 varying shutter speeds, high speed continuous shutter release, predictive autofocus.  Virtually no post processing.

Nikon D700 high speed continuous shooting mode

December 23rd, 2009

Thought I would take advantage of the photographic possibilities offered by the recent weather and test out the D700’s continuous high speed shooting capability.  Subject was one of my usual willing models! I hoped her white hair would offer an interesting blown out effect against the snow.

For the technically minded:

Nikon D700, 85mm f1.4 AF-D, 1/6400s, f1.4, iso 400, +2.0 ev.

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  • Nikon D700 – Who needs big lights?

    November 28th, 2009

    I just bought myself a new Nikon D700 and a 85mm f1.4.  The results are amazing.  I took this shot of my neighbour as a test of the d700’s lowlight capability.  It is difficult to describe how dark it was for this shot.

    November in Manchester, late afternoon, pissing with rain, indoors at a north facing window, no lights just a reflector to model left.  3200asa, f2 1/160s handheld.  I think the results are amazing.