More Amateur photographer - POTY Flowers round
First time ever that I've been in the same magazine two weeks in a row! This week my 'yellow flower with water drop' photo was printed in 28th place in the Flowers and Plants round of the Amateur photographer POTY. I may have left it a bit late to get to the top of the league table though, I am about 120 points behind....
Amateur Photographer Magazine - Gardens Masterclass
I was invited by Amateur Photographer Magazine to take part in a Gardens Masterclass led by Clive Nichols last month. After a burning hot week I drove down to RHS Rosemoor Gardens in Devon to wake up to a grey dull day. The threatened rain never arrived, but the sky was not an attractive part of any of our shots. We concentrated instead on filling the shot with colour from the flowers, visiting various parts of the gardens for inspiration. At the end of the day we were asked to choose our 10 best photographs - out of those where we had been following the theme, so my bluebottle was not allowed! Then finally in this weeks magazine (14 Aug) Gemma has written about our day and I was pleased to see three of my shots in print.
LIP magazine - Leisure
The latest LIP magazine has a copy of my straw gallery photo in, as part of the leisure theme.
Fishguard Folk festival 2010
Another sucessful Fishguard Folk Festival
. I took lots of photos of musical people - see the Fishguard 2010 album
. This time I even got a little musical myself and learned to make music, at at least a kind of warbling wailing note, from a saw and bow at Lucy and Jonny's saw workshop.
Coast Magazine publicity for Fishguard folk festival
Coast magazine purchased one of my fishguard pub shots of the crown sessions for their article on what to do in Wales this spring.
LIP Ruislip "Metroland" Winter exhibition
The exhibition was shown from 6th to 19th Feb 2010 at Stanmore Library and 29th March to 10th April 2010 at Gayton Library, Harrow.
The images from the exhibtion are now on-line
on the Ruislip LIP website.
LIP 'Frames' magazine Winter 2009
POTY final - Printed in Practical Photography
Today it came through the post -the final entries printed in Practical Photography. I must say, the winning shot is pants :-) take a look on the Photo answers website
16 Oct 2009
Practical Photography POTY final - 2nd place
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: I got out my favourite macro lens and mulled over the theme. Whatís a good creepy crawly? Itís got to be a butterfly. Chasing their flitting colourful wings at the Future Gardens Butterfly World Project
I came across these tiny evil looking caterpillars destroying a red flowered passion vine. Eating this apparently makes them taste as bad as they look! And finally the ugly - the chrysalis looks dry and dead with horns and strange metallic patches, while inside a transformation occurs. Together my images show the three stage life of the Zebra Longwing (Heliconius charithonia) from a munching caterpillar, through an ugly chrysalis to a beautiful butterfly.
The results will be printed in the December 2009 issue of Practical Photography.
Practical photography POTY 2009 competition - Stage 2 success!
I just got a letter to say that I am one of six photographers in the final of Practical photography magazine's Photographer of the Year competition! I had tried to shoot a new photograph for stage 2, but it in the end one of my old favourites seemed a better choice.
"Using my new photographic spotlight and stand (aka super bright bike lights and sticky tape), I created a corridor of light in the otherwise dark garden.
With my most enthusiastic model (me), I experimented with lots of different movements. One of the fun things about making this kind of image is the unpredictability of the results Ė even an attempted repeat is never quite the same.
In the chosen shot I walked towards the light to make a trail then froze for the sharp section. The spotlight picked me out against the dark background, with some scattering of light showing leaves in my trail."
Wallingford Bunkfest 2009
|I was shooting 'atmospheric' publicity shots of this year's Wallingford Bunkfest, the festival with music, dance, steam and beer. I'm still editing the many pictures I took but here's a few highlights.
The Second Greenwich Annual exhibition, 20-30th Aug
I'm showing my "Cave Underwater"
work at The Second Greenwich Annuale exhibition, showing at the Viewfinder Gallery
, Greenwich, 20 to 30 August 2009. This exhibition showcases the work of LIP members, and is the second exhibition organised by the Greenwich branch.
Peyton Place (off Royal Hill)
Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12 to 4pm