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London Olympians Weightlifting Combine

Last Saturday, 21 January 2017, I was invited to the Muscleworks Gym in Bethnal Green for the London Olympians British American Football Team pre season weightlifting Combine. The athletes were to take part in three disciplines, straight lift, bench press and squats. Normally you expect players in this sport to be heavily built. It was...

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Concentration? How to fix it

Concentration problems, Hi everyone, I hope that you are having a great weekend. Unusually I am having a thoughtful moment. Mother nature has seen fit to inflict a streaming cold and thick head on me. Now I’m not looking for either sympathy or mickey taking but rather asking a question. How do all of you...

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Busy weekend

Busy Weekend No weddings this weekend, very fortunate looking at the awful weather around the Country. Unfortunately Kevin has been very busy with work for the charity Remember My Baby. Four families in Birmingham alone needed their services since Thursday. If any of our readers are professional photographers we are in need of more photographers...

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Protect your images this Party season

Protect Your images For many of you the need to protect your images doesn’t even enter your daily planning.  Many people forget ,judging by the number of people bemoaning the loss of their lifetimes memories when their phone dies. It is the Christmas party season when more phones than usual end up in puddles or...

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Christmas at the stables

Christmas for Equestrians   Hi everyone, Christmas time is fast creeping up on us. How do you manage to fit in the necessities of looking after your horse with the usual Christmas visiting and other festivities? It is something that I doubt those outside of the stable lifestyle would understand, particularly if you live some...

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Ongoing training ( yes we have to do it too)

Most people these days have ongoing personal development built into their work somewhere. We are no different and spend a lot of time each year doing just that, photographer training. Last weekend I went to a training day at Damian McGillicuddy’s studio in Chester for a training day on using flash along with 6 other...

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Puffins and other animals of the Farne Islands

An amazing day out    We have had a couple of opportunities over the years to go to the Farne Islands in Northumbria to photograph the breeding bird colonies there. We took a day trip to two of the islands controlled by the National Trust. One opens in the morning and one in the afternoon...

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Protect Your Images

Hello once again folks. It’s camera phone reminder time. We have many occasions each year where we like to get as many photographs as possible for a memory of the day.  Recently I was talking to many people and found that they still keep all their pictures on their camera phone picture roll. What happens...

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Your Christmas pictures – and how not to lose them

The Christmas holiday is almost upon us once again. Many of you will be taking pictures of your children opening their presents. Some of you will be using a phone camera, some a point and shoot and others again will be using a larger single lens reflex camera. Remembering back to my childhood we had...

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