Rolls Royce at the Midland

January 26th, 2012

To commemorate the historic meeting of Charles Rolls and Henry Royce at the Midland hotel in Manchester, which led to the formation of Rolls Royce, the Midland Hotel hosted a lunch today. Guests included members of the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club and representatives from Rolls-Royce who presented the Midland’s resident manager Paul Bayliss with a painting to recognise the event. I was commissioned by the Midland Hotel to cover the proceeding and here are a few selected images from the days proceedings.



Rosso Manchester, Ascot Ladies Day Party

June 19th, 2011

I was recently approached to provide event photography by Suzanne Page for a charity party she was hosting at Rosso in Manchester. The party took place on Ascot Ladies Day and all proceeds went to the Manchester Children’s Hospital. Outfits were spectacular and a good time seemed too be had by all. Guests had a three course lunch, some wine! and watched the racing projected onto a large screen at the front of the restaurant. Below are a selection of some of my favourite photos from the event. If you are hosting a similar party and wish us to attend please get in touch.



Portrait Photography at the Midland Hotel

November 30th, 2010

We will be providing portrait photography in Manchester city centre at the Midland Hotel, all over the Christmas period, including New Year’s Eve. This is my favourite image so far, taken on Saturday evening of the incredibly glamorous members of Selfridges Cosmetic Department. As usual we are trying to bring some style to the proceedings and give clients portrait photography that performs above their expectations of event photography, which is often a staid and unimaginative genre. We are taking portraits in the lobby in front of the Christmas tree using it as a backdrop. For the technically minded lighting here is one profoto d1 mounted high with a beauty dish and grid. I am always amazed at the quality of light that this combination can provide. We have the facilities to print out on the evening and prints cost £15 for a 9″x6″ in a mount.


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we are off to the races

June 2nd, 2010

Richard Price photography will be providing the event photography for the prestigious Coutts International polo party at Chester racecourse on the 4th of June. The event runs from 7:30 until 13:00. We will be travelling with our standard event kit which allows us to print 9″x6″ photos on site. Prints in an A4 mount suitable for framing will be priced at £15.00. For customers without sufficient cash we will be accepting payment by paypal on the evening. We hope everyone one has a great time at this event.



Manchester Sport Relief mile and more motion blur opportunites

March 21st, 2010

As I was in Manchester city centre early this morning on some other business.  I took the opportunity to watch participants in the 2010 Sport Relief Manchester mile. As part of a continuing theme I thought that I would experiment some more with motion blurs.  This time I thought I would freeze the background and the stationary spectators and blur the runners and see what I thought of the effect.

Again for the technically minded, all shots were taken on a Nikon D700, with either a 20mm or a 35mm lens.  Shutter speeds varied between 1/25 and 1/6 of a second.  All shots were hand held although I did use barriers and the like for support. Comments welcome.



Picture of the Sunbeam MCC’s Pioneer Run 2010

March 21st, 2010

Continuing with what seems to be a current theme of motion blurs, I took these shots of competitors in the 2010 Pioneer Motorcycle Run from London to Brighton on Sunday the 14th March 2010.  The Pioneer Run starts at Epsom racecourse and ends on Madeira Drive Brighton seafront.  The Event has been organised since 1930 by the Sunbeam Motorcycle Club.

All shots of the 2010 Pioneer Run were taken on a Nikon D700 with an 85mm, f1.4AF-D lens. As ever I am astounded by the focus tracking on the D700, and the creative possibilities that it provides. I particularly like the shots where only a small area of the rider is in focus and the rest is a blur and the feeling of speed that that imparts to the image.To take part in the 2010 Pioneer Run, as always the bikes had to be manufactured before 1915, and I like the shots which have a vintage feel, with the rider is dressed in period gear.   Some of the period helmets would not appear to offer much protection so it is easy to see why some riders opt for the modern full face option. If anyone is interested in buying prints of any of the images please get in touch. I can provide professionally printed 9″x 6″ prints in carboard strut mounts and larger prints on request. I work with professional framing suppliers, and so can provide large framed prints in some great contemporary styles of frames if desired (check out this links for a variety of frames, and here for some great large box frames and other ideas). Please get back to me if you are interested, with your requirements and I will give you some idea of prices.



Pioneer Run 2010

March 16th, 2010

Continuing with what seems to be a current theme of motion blurs, I took these shots of competitors in the 2010 Pioneer Motorcycle Run from London to Brighton on Sunday the 14th March 2010.  The Pioneer Run starts at Epsom racecourse and ends on Madeira Drive Brighton seafront.  The Event has been organised since 1930 by the Sunbeam Motorcycle Club.

All shots of the 2010 Pioneer Run were taken on a Nikon D700 with an 85mm, f1.4AF-D lens. As ever I am astounded by the focus tracking on the D700, and the creative possibilities that it provides. I particularly like the shots where only a small area of the rider is in focus and the rest is a blur and the feeling of speed that that imparts to the image.To take part in the 2010 Pioneer Run, as always the bikes had to be manufactured before 1915, and I like the shots which have a vintage feel, with the rider is dressed in period gear.   Some of the period helmets would not appear to offer much protection so it is easy to see why some riders opt for the modern full face option.

If anyone is interested in buying prints of any of the images please get in touch. I can provide professionally printed 9″x 6″ prints in carboard strut mounts and larger prints on request. I work with professional framing suppliers, and so can provide large framed prints in some great contemporary styles of frames if desired (check out this links for a variety of frames, and here for some great large box frames and other ideas). Please get back to me if you are interested, with your requirements and I will give you some idea of prices.




Hastings for Tim’s 70th party

October 29th, 2009

I have just returned from Hastings and have posted my photos from Tim’s 70th birthday party.  Many thanks to A. Joan for organising such a great do, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

With the photos I tried to go for a mix of ambient and flash with the iso at 1600, I am quite pleased with the results, as I think they give a feel for the venue.  I have posted the full gallery on Flickr follow the link.  I also took quite a few shots at dusk aroound the old town which I will post later.