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FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOT BROOKLANDS MUSEUM

23/12/15

Today I was covering a fashion shoot at Brooklands Museum for model Sophie Ball, the photos are in aid of Hells for Combat Boots which was founded and created by Kati Sorensen AKA 'Risky Business' and was officially established on February 28, 2014. HFCB sets out to assist our Servicemen and women with PTSD/TBI (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury). They assist with helping these individuals adjust back into the world of civilian life, connect them with the correct outreach and treatment programs, help with their day to day struggles and issues, volunteer at veteran events and help our veterans get back involved with the things they enjoy and introduce them to new experiences... ...more

CORPORATE PORTRAITS IN LONDON FOR LINK

22/12/15

An early start to cover some corporate portraits in London for Link, they are the UK supplier for ATM cash machines and the photography today was to cover a series of images of the senior management team... ...more

EAST KENT COLLEGE TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY

21/12/15

The Technical School at East Kent College in Broadstairs has been developed in direct response to the needs of local parents, young people and importantly employers.

Recently Opened in September at the Broadstairs Campus, The Technical School offers a two year Study Programmes for students entering Year 10 which offer an alternative route to that of a traditional school curriculum... ...more

BMW 7 SERIES CAR PHOTOGRAPHY IN WEYBRIDGE

18/12/15

The brand new BMW 7 series has just been introduced as the German marques flagship vehicle, the limousine has bags of comfort, some of the top technology available at the moment and one of the most comfortable driving experiences around, a drive up to Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey seemed a good test for the 730d I had on loan from Braod Oak BMW in Ashford... ...more

ST EDMUND'S CAROL SERVICE CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL

18/12/15

The St Edmund's School annual carol service took place at Canterbury Cathedral on a winters evening, just a couple of weeks before Christmas the event is a time for teachers, pupils and their families to get together and celebrate the festive season… ...more

PROFESSIONAL MODEL PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

15/12/15

I met up with fellow professional photographer a few months ago during a Canon fashion photography shoot, we stayed in touch and decided to meet up pre Christmas to do a professional model portrait session together, the venue was the stunning setting of Marleybrook House just outside of Canterbury... ...more

ESTATE AGENTS AND SURVEYORS PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

15/12/15

G.W. Finn & Sons is an independent partnership of Chartered Surveyors established 150 years ago and providing a full range of Agency and Professional services. All of there partners are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

The firm has offices in Sandwich and on the Isle of Thanet at St Nicholas at Wade, specialising in the sale and letting of town, country and village properties throughout East Kent, together with a traditional agricultural management work and commercial property services.Amos Dawton & Finn, estate agents in Canterbury, are owned by the partnership and cover residential and letting services in Canterbury and Sandwich.... ...more

ST EDMUND'S SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

10/12/15

St Edmunds school in Canterbury cover a range of activities on Saturdays for there pupils, the photography today was to get a snapshot of some of these taking place... ...more

FOUR FATHOMS PUB PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

08/12/15

The Four Fathoms Hotel is a modern contemporary pub close to Herne Bay’s attractive seafront. It has recently been refurbished with a massive £200,000 renovation, now creating an atmospheric mood throughout the bistro style bar and in to the restaurant. Named The Four Fathoms (24 feet) after the depth of the deepest sea off Herne Bay... ...more

CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHY CANTERBURY

07/12/15

The last photography session this week for Christ Church University took place at the Canterbury campus, the images needed to depict student life around the various buildings and grounds of the North Holmes site... ...more

ST EDMUND'S DRAMA PHOTOGRAPHY CANTERBURY

07/12/15

The Senior School Drama department presented ‘As Kill A King’. This ran over a series of four nights at the School. After the first St Edmund’s adventure story ‘Five Go to Otter Island’, this second play written by Jon Dagley brings us an exciting wartime adventure from 100 years ago. The gripping drama unfolds when pupils from a certain school in Canterbury, St Edmund’s, find a missing Chronicle… ...more

IFS FINANCIAL INNOVATION AWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY

03/12/15

The second evening at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London for the second IFS awards ceremony, this time to celebrate the Financial Innovation Awards which has been co-sponsored by the BBA... ...more

2015 IFS PRO SHARE AWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON

03/12/15

This evening was the 23rd year of the Institute of Financial Services Pro Share awards, and my ninth year of covering them. The venue of the Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden is a familiar place to me now and each year a well known celebrity hosts the evenings festivities in front of a packed audience, this year their were over 400 attendees… ...more

CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY STUDENT PORTRAITS IN KENT

02/12/15

Monday and Tuesday were busy days covering student portraits for a video case study that Canterbury Christ Church University were producing for there website, covering Broadstairs, Canterbury and Medway locations among the Winter conditions... ...more

LECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

01/12/15

[b][/b]Canterbury Christ Church University held there annual review at the Old Sessions House building, this was in front of heads of various faculties across the company as well as board members and chancellors... ...more

NIKON AF-S 300MM F/4 VR LENS REVIEW

29/11/15

It has been just over a month since I made the switch over from Canon to Nikon digital SLR camera equipment, after the initial change I had one last lens I needed to get, a 300mm prime telephoto lens... ...more

SHAMI CHAKRABARTI LECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY

27/11/15

Sharmishta "Shami" Chakrabarti CBE has been since September 2003, the director of Liberty, the British civil liberties advocacy organisation. In September 2014, she took up the role as Chancellor of the University of Essex, and this evening was giving a talk about her experiences to a sold out audience at Canterbury Christ Church University... ...more

GEERING'S PRINT SERVICES IN KENT

26/11/15

Today Geerings is a modern, multi faceted business serving customers across a variety of sectors throughout the UK and overseas. They provide a fast, efficient and reliable installation and support service to their large client base.

Four generations and over 100 years on, the principles of Walter Geering still form the basis on which the company is run. All there activities are united by a common commitment to innovation and service established by there founder and maintained through successive generations of family management. ...more

AVANTE CARE AND SUPPORT PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

24/11/15

Avante Care and Support are celebrating there 25th anniversary this year, the company care for the elderly and those living with dementia. The homes are situated across Kent and South East London, they also offer comprehensive home car and support... ...more

NEW MINI CLUBMAN CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

20/11/15

The second generation Mini Clubman has just been released, with the criticism of the previous models single rear door the new version now has twin opening doors, these look much better as well, plus most importantly more practical, eppecially for loading photography gear in and out for a shoot... ...more

WOMEN IN ENTERPRISE CONFERENCE PHOTOGRAPHY

19/11/15

The University of Kent ran an event for Women in Enterprise at the Chaucer College, the sold out audience listened to a variety of key note speeches from a variety of Kent business women about there journeys in to running businesses across a wide range of areas... ...more

BMW X1 CAR PHOTOGRAPHY ASHFORD KENT

18/11/15

The original BMW X1 was always a challenging looking car, it wasn't sure if it was an estate car or SUV, the German marque has now addressed this with the all new X1 which looks the part of the X range and a smaller chunkier X5 stance... ...more

CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES PHOTOGRAPHY

17/11/15

The Politics and International relations programme at Canterbury Christ Church University launched its new Jean Monnet Centre for European Studies to a packed audience on Friday evening... ...more

ASDA SUPERSTORE PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

17/11/15

The Asda Gravesend superstore opened after a refurbishment on Friday to its customers, the photography was to cover the new floor layout and events that were taking place during the morning in the supermarket... ...more

HR CONFERENCE UNIVERSITY OF KENT PHOTOGRAPHY

16/11/15

The University of Kent Innovation Creativity Enterprise team were running a conference based around Human Resources today at Darwin College on the Canterbury campus, the photography was to document the days guest speakers and events during the day... ...more

WINGHAM WILDLIFE PARK PUBLICITY PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

13/11/15

Wingham Wildlife Park first opened its doors as Wingham Bird Park in 1986, changing its name to Wingham Wildlife Park approximately 15 years later. The park is now so much more than birds, since it was given a new lease of life, when it was taken over by new owners on Valentines day 2008. The park has a host of various animals on display to the public including wild cats and tropical birds... ...more

CAR AND FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES 2016

13/11/15

2016 is just around the corner and with this in mind I have just agreed some new photography course dates with Brooklands Museum, there will be nine courses which cover car photography, fashion photography plus a beginners guide to digital photography. The historic venue provides a great backdrop for all of the courses and is a great way for any amateur or professional photographer to enhance their skills and portfolio... ...more

HONDA CIVIC TYPE R PHOTOGRAPHY

12/11/15

The first Civic to receive the 'Type R' name was based on the 6th-generation 'EK' Civic. The contributing base model was the JDM Civic 3-door hatchback called SiR, code named EK4. Like its big brother the Integra Type R DC2/JDM DB8, the Civic SiR's transformation into a Type R was achieved by working on the base model and improving it to Honda's idea of a car capable of high performance on the circuit... ...more

ST EDMUND'S SCHOOL STRICTLY COME DANCING

09/11/15

St Edmund's school in Canterbury over the weekend had a Strictly Come Dancing event on, this featured pupils in nine pairs competing against each other for the coveted dance title... ...more

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY IN CANTERBURY KENT

05/11/15

Canterbury Christ Church University today unveiled there stunning new sports facilities at Polo Farm in Canterbury, Kent. A joint venture includes two full size indoor hockey and netball pitches with classrooms in addition to the outdoor hockey pitches... ...more

COOK BOOK FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY IN CANTERBURY KENT

06/11/15

The cook book food photography for a forthcoming publication is now in the closing stages, Clare who is behind the recipes has been busy over the last few months writing with regads to the ideas behind the finished products... ...more

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

05/11/15

It has been a few years since I last covered any aerial photography, today I was photographing some areas in Kent for a company that needed various areas of Dartford and Sevenoaks for a future project... ...more

MILLIE KNIGHT PARALYMPIAN PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

04/11/15

I have covered the promotional photography for Canterbury based Paralympian skier Millie Knight for a few years now, the highlight was when she was featured on the front page of The Times with one of my portraits due to her being the flag bearer at the Sochi winter olympics... ...more

CAR PHOTOGRAPHY ONE TO ONE TRAINING

04/11/15

Petrol head and budding photographer Jeff contacted me a few weeks ago about some one to one photography training, he also had a new Lotus Evora to photograph, this model though was a limited edition GTE... ...more

LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERAN CAR RUN

01/11/15

From penny farthings to fire engines, around 500 vehicles took part in the London to Brighton veteran car run at the weekend, with half a million spectators lining the 60 mile route... ...more

MONUMENT PUB PHOTOGRAPHY CANTERBURY KENT

30/10/15

The Monument public house and restaurant is established as a premium venue offering customers a fine selection of wines, draught beer, branded spirits and the finest cocktails made using there own in-house recipes. After a recent refurbishment the pub is now fully open... ...more

WHICH MAGAZINE EDITORIAL PORTRAITS

30/10/15

Which? computing magazine have used me to cover portraits for them over the years, today was a straightforward profile of reader John Cousins at his home in Broadstairs... ...more

NIKON D810 FIRMWARE UPDATE

30/10/15

Nikon have just announced a firmware update for the D810 digital SLR, only had mine a couple of weeks and although some of the updates won't effect me at the moment it is always good to have the latest software. Importantly some of the text changes will now sequence file numbers numerically as before some could be out of sequence... ...more

HONDA HRV CAR PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

28/10/15

The Honda HRV is an important car for the Japanese car manufacturer, it competes with the one of the most successful cars in the UK, the Nissan Qashqai. A sports utility vehicle that with its raised ride height, clever use of interior space designed around family transportation and a sporty stance it looks the part... ...more

EAST KENT COLLEGE DOVER EDUCATION PHOTOGRAPHY

28/10/15

East Kent College has three campuses in Kent, these are based in Broadstairs, Dover and Folkestone. Today I was at the Dover campus which has been transformed since I was last there earlier in the year... ...more

FORD FIESTA ST CAR PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

25/10/15

When a friend mentioned that he had jut purchased a new Ford Fiesta ST, the hot hatch of the moment, I offered to take some photos of it. Also with the new Nikon camera equipment and the just released 24-70mm AF-S ED VR wide telephoto zoom being collected the prior day it was a chance to test the lens out... ...more

PILGRIMS ENGLISH SCHOOL CANTERBURY

23/10/15

Pilgrim's English school has been educating foreign business professionals and teachers since 1974. The school has recently moved there offices in Canterbury town centre to the West of Canterbury just a short walk from Canterbury West station, today I was covering some staff portraits for the companies website... ...more

NIKON PROFESSIONAL DSLR'S THE BIG SWITCH

22/10/15

Having been in to photography since the age of eight and using Canon film and digital SLR's for over thirty years now I hadn't been let down by them at all, until recently. There were a few niggling issues which meant one of the 1DX bodies and a lens going back to Canon, plus the new lenses seem poorly built, lighter which is great but just aren't up for the daily challenges ahead... ...more

CORPORATE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY CANTERBURY KENT

21/10/15

With offices situated in Canterbury, Dartford, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells and Sussex, Becket Chambers is a modern, forward thinking Barristers’ set, covering courts and tribunals throughout Kent, Sussex and the South East. Chambers has dedicated practice groups containing experienced advocates specialising in Civil and Criminal and Family Law. Today I was covering a series of portraits of their clerks and barristers... ...more

MODEL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE AT BROOKLANDS MUSEUM, SURREY

19/10/15

The last photography course this year took place in the historic setting at Brooklands Museum, the perfect days weather with cloud cover, spells of clear sunshine and later in the day some dark and moodier cloud cover allowed for some creative portraits of the models... ...more

AUTOMOTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY MUNICH LEGENDS SUSSEX

16/10/15

Munich Legends are an independent BMW specialist based in the heart of the Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, they have a worldwide reputation and cover full restorations on classic cars as well as a standard service on your 1 series... ...more

EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

15/10/15

The Association of Independent Healthcare Organisations (AIHO) is the trade association for independent healthcare providers across the United Kingdom. AIHO has existed in its current form since the beginning of 2013 and they represent over 200 hospitals that provide services to insured, self-paying and NHS-funded patients. Today I was covering an editorial photography job for them in Sittingbourne, Kent... ...more

CAR DEALER PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

13/10/15

Motorline automotive group are a large automotive dealer with brands ranging from Dacia to Maserati, the photography today was based in Kent where the company started its car dealership group in 1976... ...more

BROOKLANDS MOTOR SPORT DAY PHOTOGRAPHY

11/10/15

The third Autumn motor sport day took place at the home of motor racing, Brooklands museum in Weybridge, Surrey. The event saw 1000's of motoring enthusiasts turn up to see modern and classic cars grace the museum as well as an exciting parade of laps around the Mercedes World race track... ...more

IFS PRO SHARE CONFERENCE PHOTOGRAPHY LONDON

10/10/15

The Institute of Financial Services hosted its annual Pro Share employee share plans conference at etc.venues St Paul's, 200 Aldersgate which is in the heart of the city of London, this is the third year the event has been held at this impressive modern london conference location, the day would be photography documenting the event for the IFS… ...more

BARRETTS ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRE PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

07/10/15

Barretts of Canterbury accident repair centre are approved repairers for BMW, MINI, Jaguar, Land Rover, Citroen and Honda manufacturers, and will undertake work for all major insurance companies. The photography today was for the Barretts website and a refresh on a set of photographs that I took eighteen months ago... ...more

SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON

06/10/15

The Institute of Financial Services University College held a seminar on the sustainability practices in the financial world, this was at there head offices in Monument Square to a packed audience... ...more

SPITFIRE ALE RUGBY WORLD CUP PUB PHOTOGRAPHY

05/10/15

Saturday and there was only one thing on everyone's minds, the Rugby World Cup, with England playing Australia at the home of rugby in Twickenham. For the afternoon and evening I was covering the atmosphere at a number of pubs for Shepherd Neame and Spitfire Ale, one of there major brands... ...more

CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

01/10/15

Canterbury Christ Church University are just in the process of opening there brand new sports facilities at Polo Farm, just outside of Canterbury, the photography today was to take some interior and exterior images of the venue... ...more

POLITICAL DEBATE PHOTOGRAPHY

01/10/15

Canterbury Christ Church Universities political department were hosting a lecture on the recent and ongoing asylum seekers and refuge crisis that is effecting all of Europe, guest speakers spoke about the situation to a packed audience in the Powell lecture theatre... ...more

HEATH FARM SCHOOL IN ASHFORD PHOTOGRAPHY

01/10/15

Heath Farm school is part of Acorn education group, today there was a grand opening of a newly built part of the school. Two new pods had been built to accompany the previously built classrooms that were constructed three years ago... ...more

KENT FIRE AND RESCUE SERVEICES AWARDS CEREMONY

01/10/15

The annual Kent Fire and Rescue Services awards ceremony took place on a sunny afternoon at Oakwood House hotel in Maidstone today, this is a chance for the fire brigade and members of the public to be recognised for there bravery and length of service... ...more

HORSE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY IN CANTERBURY, KENT

30/09/15

After a recent photo shoot with a clients horse I had been asked to cover another portrait session, this time with two horses, Billy and Corben at a stud farm just outside of Canterbury... ...more

DUCATI PANIGALE S SUPERBIKE PHOTOGRAPHY

28/09/15

Not often I get excited about motorbikes but a friends recent purchase of a super bike gave me the chance to photograph the Ferrari of bikes yesterday morning... ...more

MICHAEL MORPURGO PUBLIC LECTURE

28/09/15

Michael Morpurgo, OBE, is an English , poet and playwright who is known best for children's novels such as War Horse. Today he was at Canterbury Christ Church University as part of there public lecture series of events talking about his life and work... ...more

BRAMFIELD HOUSE SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY IN SUFFOLK

25/09/15

Acorn Care and Education have a number of schools across the UK and today I was covering my annual visit to Bramfield House School in Ipswich, Suffolk. The school has over seventy pupils at the school and a busy days photography was set up to update the schools website and marketing materials... ...more

KESTREL SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON

23/09/15

Kestrel School are a small and friendly independent special school for pupils aged 4-16 years who have Autism, additional learning difficulties and complex needs. The School recognises and values pupils for their unique strengths and their contribution to there school community. They ensure that by following rigorous assessment that they provide each child with an Autism friendly environment, an appropriate curriculum and Autism specific interventions to meet their needs and equip them for adult life... ...more

MODEL PORTFOLIO PHOTOGRAPHY

21/09/15

I will be setting the dates for next years car and fashion photography courses soon, today was a chance to photography 1940's model Sophie Ball with a gorgeous American Mercury saloon. The images will be used to promote my courses and also be used by the model for her portfolio... ...more

BMW M235i CAR PHOTOGRAPHY AT BROOKLANDS MUSEUM

21/09/15

A fashion shoot at Brooklands Museum on Friday morning gave me the opportunity to photograph my new car, I arrived a couple of hours early to get some photos of the BMW M235i, weather was dry and I knew what backdrops I wanted to set the mineral grey paintwork off against... ...more

CAR DEALER AND PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

18/09/15

A busy week covering a mix of corporate portraits for Kent and Christ Church University along with some press photography for Renault Ashford and also SICO who produce a variety of portable products for the catering and hospitality sectors... ...more

IFS GRADUATION CEREMONY GUILDHALL LONDON

16/09/15

The Institute of Financial Services graduation and presentation ceremony took place again at the historic Guildhall, set in the heart of London. The ceremony awarded students with degrees for undergraduate, postgraduate and professional qualifications... ...more

BROOKLANDS CAR PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE IN WEYBRIDGE

14/09/15

The seventh photography course took place at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey yesterday. Todays theme was cars with the last course next moth covering fashion, good weather and some eager photographers plus an array of classics and super cars made for another great days photography for everyone involved... ...more

UNIVERISTY PHOTOGRAPHY IN CANTERBURY KENT

11/09/15

I have been covering various public relations photography this week for Kent University and Canterbury Christ Church University, this included portraits, building and student photography in Canterbury... ...more

PETE BROWN EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

10/09/15

An early start at a farm just outside of Canterbury in Kent to cover some editorial photography for a book being written by British writer Pete Brown, he is in the process of writing a book about the history and process of hops. Client Shepherd Neame are working with Pete for his research as they are the oldest brewer in the UK... ...more

FERRARI FXXK CAR PHOTOGRAPHY AT SALON PRIVE

07/09/15

I covered the Salon Prive classic and super car event at Blenheim Palace last week, there were some amazing cars on display and plenty of rare classics to savour over. One modern car that did turn up was the race only Ferrari FXX K a car that is stored by Ferrari for there customers to race at circuits across the world... ...more

UNIVERSITY OF KENT DIGITAL ARTS 50TH CELEBRATION

07/09/15

The University of Kent was established 50 years ago back in 1965, this year has seen a variety of celebrations to commemorate the success that the institution has had over the last five decades, today I was covering the school of engineering and digital arts open day... ...more

SALON PRIVE CLASSIC & SUPER CAR SHOW PHOTOGRAPHY

04/09/15

Salon prive is a motor show unlike any other. Firstly, it is held at the World Heritage Site of Blenheim Palace in charming Woodstock. The car show successfully combines the latest supercars, hypercars and concept cars with the most beautiful classic cars ever assembled. It is a relaxing, glamorous boutique full-hospitality Garden Party where spectacular cars shine, the diamonds sparkle and the champagne corks pop away and is an absolute pleasure to photograph... ...more

FURNITURE PHOTOGRAPHY UNIVERSITY OF KENT CANTERBURY

04/09/15

AEB are a bespoke furniture company based in Cheshire, I have covered work for them over the last three years primarily at the University of Kent where they have installed a lot of the bedrooms in the newly developed accommodation sites over the last few years... ...more

CANTERBURY RUGBY CLUB SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

01/09/15

It has been some time since I covered any sports photography for Canterbury rugby club, mainly because a lot of car events and courses go on at weekends now. This Sunday I went along to photograph the junior and youth teams for there official RFU memberships... ...more

ABBEY HOTEL PHOTOGRAPHY IN BATTLE, EAST SUSSEX

27/08/15

The Abbey hotel has just recently been refurbished and is part of Kent brewery Shepherd Neames portfolio, although the work has not been fully completed yet thre was a need for some images of the bedrooms and lounge area for the annual report... ...more

EDITORIAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

27/08/15

Client McCabe Ford Williams accountants are based in Kent and have a regular newsletter that foes out to there clients in the form of a magazine, the photography that I cover for them is for case studies of the vast array of businesses that they deal with... ...more

BMW M4 CAR PHOTOGRAPHY GOODWOOD

24/08/15

I cover the Morgan track day photography at Goodwood motor sport circuit annually, the event is organised by Brands Hatch Morgan. Today I had the BMW M4 as my set of wheels for the trip don from Canterbury... ...more

PUBLIC HOUSE AND RESTAURANT PHOTOGRAPHY SURREY

24/08/15

Last Summer I covered a large photography project for Kent brewery Shepherd Neame, this was to photography over one hundred pubs and hotels for there website, mainly focusing on venues that didn't have recent imagery. Today was the last day of the project in Surrey... ...more

CORPORATE PORTRAITS CANTERBURY KENT

24/08/15

I seem to be covering a lot of work closer to home at the moment, recently for Kent based solicitors Girlings who are in the process of having there website updated... ...more

CAR RESTORATION AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

21/08/15

I often get commissioned to cover editorial photography for clients, todays portrait commission came through an external PR agency who cover work for Hitachi Rail Europe... ...more

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

21/08/15

I only cover a small amount of weddings each year now, these are through referrals and for clients or friends. So when a friend contacts you to cover there big day it is a privilege and a relaxed environment for the couple and guests as they already have a knowledge of you and your work... ...more

MORGAN TRACK DAY PHOTOGRAPHY GOODWOOD CIRCUIT

19/08/15

Brands Hatch Morgan held their annual track day at the historic Goodwood motor racing circuit. The day had over sixty Morgans from the early 1930's to the present day Aero 8 models… ...more

EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

17/08/15

Equus property specialists cater exclusively in countryside and equestrian locations in the South of the UK, the houses have expanses of land available with stunning country views. The photography today was at a three bedroom cottage located in the scenic Alkham Valley that sits between Dover and Folkestone... ...more

LONDON PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS

12/08/15

A day trip to London with some photography friends to see a few exhibitions, which included the Travel photographer of the year, and also to cover some stock photography of the capital... ...more

WALES ROAD TRIP CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

11/08/15

A long weekend off and a visit to the infamous Evo Triangle with friend and fellow petrol head Martin had been in the planning for some time, setting off mid morning to Dolgellau in Wales which would be our base for a few days of driving, photography and taking in some stunning scenery... ...more

PR PHOTOGRAPHY WITH LAUREN GOODGER FOR ASDA UK

06/08/15

Asda are one of my many clients and I cover the Southern region for them, todays press photo shoot was with ex TOWIE star Lauren Goodger who was visiting there superstore in Watford, Hertfordshire to promote one of ten 3D printing machines that they have in store... ...more

CANON FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON

05/08/15

Today I had been invited through the Canon Professional Network to a fashion photography event in London, working with two of Canon's ambassador photographers and a group of other CPN members. The day was a mix of seminars and live shooting with two professional models... ...more

HONDA CIVIC TYPE R CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

03/08/15

One of the most eagerly anticipated new car releases this year is the Honda Civic Type R, in the world of powerful hatchbacks the Japanese manufacturer has always provided the benchmark with its R performance cars. With the introduction a few years ago of the new Civic Honda has been out of the performance market, until now... ...more

AUDI RS3 CAR PHOTOGRAPHY TEST DRIVE CANTERBURY

03/08/15

This week has been a quiet one so what better excuse then to fill it with driving and photographing some of the most exciting cars on sale today, earlier in the week the stunning futuristic BMW i8, and today the hot hatches of the moment the Audi RS3 and Honda Type R... ...more

HORSE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

30/07/15

I am use to photographing powerful cars with hundreds of BHP, so a nice change to be down to just one horsepower on a Summers evening with Holly an ex thoroughbred horse who is twenty five years old... ...more

GOODWOOD MOTOR CIRCUIT TRACK DAY PHOTOGRAPHY

29/07/15

Track days are a great way of taking your car to a famous motor circuit and driving it to the limits legally, at the weekend with some petrol head friends we drove down to historic Goodwood motor circuit for an afternoons driving... ...more

BMW i8 SUPERCAR PHOTOGRAPHY CANTERBURY KENT

28/07/15

The ground breaking BMW i8 has been out for almost a year now and is still a head turner, with its electric and petrol engine combined it has outstanding performance along with fuel economy figures that would put most modern diesel saloons to shame... ...more

PSICON CORPORATE PHOTOGRAPHY HARLEY STREET LONDON

27/07/15

The last of four photography sessions for Psicon who provide psychological support across the United Kingdom, with offices in Canterbury and London the photography was going to cover a wide variety of imagery for the companies marketing material, today I was in Harely Street where the company have an office for client consultations... ...more

TOWER HOUSE VENUE PHOTOGRAPHY CANTERBURY KENT

22/07/15

Tower House, a beautiful Grade II listed building is located in one of Canterbury's showpiece gardens, Westgate Gardens, the house has just gone under major improvements to enable the venue to be used for a wider range of activities including civic and private functions such as receptions, weddings and parties giving more people the opportunity to enjoy the building. This evening the Tower House was officially opened by the leader of Canterbury City Council, Colin Carmichael among an invited group of guests... ...more

GIRLINGS SOLICITORS PHOTOGRAPHY ASHFORD KENT

22/07/15

Girlings Solicitors is one of the leading law firms in South East Kent, they have been successfully managing the legal affairs of Commercial, Family and individual clients for over 131 years. With 6 Equity Partners, 11 non-Equity Partners, 7 Consultants and 58 support staff based at there offices in Canterbury, Ashford, Herne Bay and Margate the corporate portraits over the next two days was to cover some new photography for there soon to be launched new website... ...more

PORSCHE CAYENNE CAR PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

21/07/15

Been a couple of weeks since the last car photography shoot, so today something a little different. The Porsche Cayenne has been an instant seller for the German sports car company, and the S model I was photographing today was in Peridot metallic paint... ...more

UNIVERSITY OF KENT GRADUATION PORTRAITS

17/07/15

This week in Canterbury the Univeristy of Kent and the Cathedral are host to students graduating, mid Summer and all of the friends and family descend on the historic city's centre to celebrate this milestone in the graduates life's... ...more

CORPORATE PORTRAITS IN CANTERBURY KENT

15/07/15

A week in Canterbury and three photography sessions for Psicon who provide psychological support across the United Kingdom, with offices in Canterbury and London the photography was going to cover a wide variety of imagery for the companies marketing material... ...more

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE BROOKLANDS MUSEUM

13/07/15

The penultimate Fashion photography course this year took place in the historic setting at Brooklands Museum, not the Summer's day we were expecting but the subdued light allowed for some creative portraits of the models... ...more

IFS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY HERTFORDSHIRE

09/07/15

A days photography in Hertfordshire for the Institute of Financial services, the schools were in St Albans and Hoddesdon where they have been part of the IFS education programme for there students. The days activities were being filmed by a video crew and the brief was to capture the students and teachers at work... ...more

SURREY PUB AND RESTAURANT PHOTOGRAPHY

08/07/15

One of the last days of photography from a list of over 120 pubs to photograph for Kent based brewery Shepherd Neame was in Surrey, the project started last Summer and was to update there extensive portfolio of public houses across the South East of the country. The furthest pub was in Guildford in Surrey, which was the Britannia which coincidentally was one of the first Inns I covered for Shepherd Neame many years ago... ...more

BROCHURE PROPERTY PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

07/07/15

A couple of months ago I was commissioned by a property developer to take some countryside photography for a small development of new homes, these were situated just outside of Canterbury, Kent... ...more

GROVE FERRY PUB AND RESTAURANT PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

06/07/15

For wonderful riverside views in a relaxing location, a visit to the Grove Ferry Inn is a must. The pub’s idyllic setting, with the River Stour running past, is just one its many attractions. Built in 1831, the Grove Ferry Inn takes its name from a hand-drawn ferry that crossed the river in front of the building. The waterside setting continues to provide inspiration, with the pub’s large garden and decked area overlooking the river, on which regular boat trips are held. The garden is also ideal for families as it includes a children’s play area and farmyard... ...more

BYRON BURGER RESTAURANT PHOTOGRAPHY CANTERBURY

06/07/15

Byron Burgers started life in London back in 2007, now they have restaurants across the UK, most of these based in the London area. They have a simple philosophy, they source good Scottish Beef which is freshly mincded so its medium, juicy and succelnet. Its then served in a soft fresh bun and served with minimum fuss, the key to the restaurants is there comfortable environment... ...more

IFS UNIVERSITY STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON

03/07/15

Thursday afternoon and off to London to photograph at the Institute of Financial Services University, situated just on the edge of the square mile of the banking industry. The coverage was for the marketing department as they wanted some new stck images that could be used for there print and online brochures... ...more

JAGUAR XE SUPERCHARGED CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

03/07/15

The Jaguar XE Supercharged has just arrived at Kent Jaguar dealer Barretts of Canterbury, I had already driven and written about the standard petrol model a few weeks back but with the standard F Type engine in the top of the range baby Jag saloon it was an opportunity to see if Jaguar could put a package together that combined performance and handling in ths all important model for JLR group... ...more

SHEPHERD NEAME BREWERY AWARDS 2015 PHOTOGRAPHY

01/07/15

The Shepherd Neame brewery awards was held at the Conningbrook Hotel in Ashford, with awards covering a variety of categories it was a chance for the busy managers and landlords to let there hair down and celebrate a successful year for the Britain's oldest brewer... ...more

CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY STAFF PARTY

01/07/15

Each year the staff at Canterbury Christ Church University have a Summer garden party, this is an opportunity for the members across the campus to meet up and have a lunch and time off during a busy period before the students return to the University in a few months... ...more

SHEPHERD NEAME PUB & RESTAURANT PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

30/06/15

Last Summer I covered a large project for Faversham based brewery Shepherd Neame, this was to travel across the South East to get some new photography for a number of public houses and hotels, this Summer is a continuation of some of the areas that were not covered... ...more

GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED PHOTOGRAPHY

29/06/15

The end of June, summer time and the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed tales place over four spectacular days of automotive heaven. The show has become the unofficial UK motor show, with manufacturers choosing to launch there new models to the UK market, these included the Mazda MX-5 and the first sighting on UK soil of the spectacular Focus RS, with none other then Ken Block at the wheel to put it through its paces... ...more

NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM STAFFORDSHIRE

26/06/15

A few days away in the county of Staffordshire, one of the highlights was a visit to the National Memorial Arboretum, a visual dedication to the people who have served our nation over the centuries... ...more

STRASBOURG ROAD TRIP PHOTOGRAPHY

22/06/15

Every year myself and a group of friends embark on a trip abroad, the usual connection is cars so a region that has a museum, top restaurants and good roads is the main criteria for our destination. This year the Alsace region of France renowned for its world class wines and picturesque villages made for a cultural trip abroad... ...more

RIDE OF THE LIONS CYCLE RIDE PHOTOGRAPHY

20/06/15

Ride of the Lions was set up after an inaugural trip to Australia in 2013 when the team cycled with the match ball between Melbourne and Sydney - 600 miles of relentless hills in temperatures ranging from below freezing to tropical. The group of riders contained British & Irish Lions, Wallabies and general rugby/cycling enthusiasts. They all had a blast and vowed that we had to take the concept on and “the spirit of rugby on a bike” would be there guiding principle in further rides for charities... ...more

CATS COLLEGE GRADUATION PHOTOGRAPHY

19/06/15

Two busy afternoons photography for CATS College which is based in Canterbury, the school has some of the best facilities in the UK for International students who are looking to improve on there language and other skills. The photography was to cover the graduation ceremonies across two locations in Canterbury... ...more

CABARET DRAMA PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHY

17/06/15

‘Right this way, your table’s waiting’ ... following the success of last year’s epic production of Jesus Christ Superstar, the School of Music and Performing Arts proudly presents Kander & Ebb’s Tony Award-winning Cabaret. Come and hear the band at the seedy Kit Kat Club and let Sally Bowles & the Emcee take you on a tour of 1930s Berlin... ...more

BEER DAY BRITAIN SHEPHERD NEAME

16/06/15

Beer lovers across the country raised a glass in a celebration of the nation’s favourite tipple on the first Beer Day Britain – including staff at Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame. I was commissioned to take the press photos for the Brewery which would be sent out to the National press... ...more

MASERATI SHOWROOM OPENING PHOTOGRAPHY MAIDSTONE

15/06/15

Motor dealer Motorline officially opened the doors of its prestige sports car showroom on a warm Summers evening last week, the £7 million redevelopment project sees the Italian super car giant as the companies most prestigous brand... ...more

IFS HIGHER EDUCATION CONFERENCE PHOTOGRAPHY

15/06/15

The Institute of Financial Services University College hosted its annual Higher Education conference at its London offices in Monument Square, with over 100 delegates from across the UK and Europe with four keynote speakers it was going to be a busy days conference photography… ...more

BROOKLANDS MUSEUM CAR PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE SURREY

08/06/15

The fifth of eight photography courses took place at Brooklands Msueum in Weybridge, Surrey yesterday. Hopefully teh start of summer as the weather was perfect to photograph a selection of cars with a British theme to the day, the cars included Aston's, Jaguars and Morgan sports cars... ...more

MODEL PORTFOLIO PHOTOGRAPHY

07/06/15

Model and actor Thomas J Longley worked with me a few years ago during one of my fashion photography courses, recently most of his work has been in the acting world in London and he was in need of some new portfolio shots to update his profiles... ...more

UNIVERSITY OF KENT EMPLOYABILITY AWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY

05/06/15

This evenings award and event photography took place at the Canterbury campus of Kent University. The evning was to reward the students who had excelled in earning points through gaining valuable experience with local and national companies... ...more

EAST KENT COLLEGE DOVER CAMPUS PHOTOGRAPHY

04/06/15

East Kent College is expanding the facilities at its Dover campus, today the mornings photography session was based on two new areas, engineering and the refurbishment of its hair and beauty salon... ...more

UNIVERSITY OF KENT STUDENT PORTRAITS

02/06/15

The University of Kent student awards for 2015 took place recently and I had been commissioned to take portraits of some of the winners for a promotional campaign. The photography took place at the Canterbury campus and also in Canterbury town centre... ...more

LONDON TO BRIGHTON CLASSIC SPORTS CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

02/06/15

The traditional london to Brighton classic car run is in November, dating back to the 1920's it is an opportunity for true vintage cars to drive from the capital down to the seaside resort of Brighton. Classic motor events have been running there alternative event for twenty seven years now, classics, sports and kit cars can participate in the summer months... ...more

BARKAWAYS FERRARI OPEN DAY CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

01/06/15

Barkaways is located just outside Tonbridge in Kent and has a dedicated team with a simple philosophy, to help customersenjoy there Ferrari's, whether it is for a service, advice or a complet restoration the team have a reputation within the Italian super car world of the highest quality, not just in there work but also customer service. The Spring open day is a way of Ian and his staff saying thank you to there loyal customers... ...more

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

30/05/15

In the world of performance cars the hot hatch has always been the cost effective budget alternative to the likes of the Aston's and Porsches that are out of the reach of most of us, in recent years though things have changed. Most hot hatches now are under the premium brands and boast in excess of 300 bhp, this will put a lot of super cars from the mid 90's to shame in terms of power and driveability. Step forward the Golf R, the current pick of the crop in the world of pure driving pleasure... ...more

JAGUAR XE CAR PHOTOGRAPHY AND REVIEW

27/05/15

The eagerly anticipated Jaguar XE has finally been released, it was shown in Geneva last year and has been heralded by the motoring press as a true competitor to the big three German rivals, most notably BMW with its popular 3 series. Today was the perfect weather for a location shoot of the XE and also a test drive to see what it is really like... ...more

PORTRAITS IN ASHFORD KENT

27/05/15

Hayley and Dan contacted me a couple of weeks ago to do some portraits for them, time was of the essence as they are just on the brink of having their first baby together, the expected date of birth is just two weeks away... ...more

UNIVERSITY OF KENT FINE ART DEGREE SHOW KENT

24/05/15

The University of Kent’s School of Music and Fine Art presented there Degree Show 2015 in the extraordinary environment of the Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, featuring the work of forty graduating BA and MA Fine Art students.

Opening with a preview on Saturday May 23rd afternoon, the afternoon also had an introductory speech at by international, award-winning artist, Lindsay Seers... ...more

ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY CANTERBURY KENT UNIVERSITY

24/05/15

Canterbury Christ Church University are ever expanding there presence in the town, and with over 400 new student accommodation apartments being built behind there Augustine House building it shows the investment they are making to the town... ...more

JAGUAR XE LAUNCH BARRETTS KENT

24/05/15

Barretts Jaguar have just received there first XE showroom and demonstrator cars, this is an all new car that finally puts the company up against the BMW 3 series which has held the crown in this all important medium car sector for decades... ...more

ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL

21/05/15

The National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne, on the famous white cliffs between Dover and Folkestone in Kent, occupies a special place in the hearts and minds of all those who have visited this moving site. The site is maintained by the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, the site at Capel-le-Ferne is dedicated to Churchill’s famous “Few” who fought in the skies overhead to keep this country free from invasion. Today I was photographing the interior and exterior for Stannah lifts who had recently installed one of there units in to the impressive building... ...more

CORPORATE & PRESS PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON & KENT

19/05/15

A busy start to the week with meetings and corporate portraiture in London as well as press photography for the Univeristy of Kent in Canterbury... ...more

BROOKLANDS MUSEUM 1940's RELIVED EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY

16/05/15

Saturday saw the fourth 1940's day at Brooklands, The 1940's Relived, a celebration which included vintage stalls, re-enactment groups, 1940's themed cafe and displays, world war 2 aircraft, shelters and military vehicles plus swing dancing, singing and music. With all of the exhibitors and the majority of the people attending dressed in 40's attire it was visually great and plenty of opportunity to cover some great portraits of the attendees... ...more

UNIVERSITY OF KENT THANK AND GIVE EVENT

15/05/15

The University of Kent continuously seek to recognise those who have have supported the University since it was founded in 1965. In addition to supporting there talented students and scholars, many of the gifts which Kent has received over the past 50 years now form part of the campus landscape. Today the University was hosting a 'Thank and Give' event, in which they will attach a gift tag to some of the many items on campus that have been donated the the University. There aim is to highlight the impact of philanthropy at Kent and raise awareness that the generosity of our supporters is truly tangible in the environment many of us frequent on a daily basis... ...more

UNIVERSITY OF KENT HR PHOTOGRAPHY

15/05/15

The University of Kent's Human Resources department commissioned me today to cover photography for them at the Canterbury campus, the focus was to capture staff at the University showing them in different areas of work. The coverage ranged from the postal department right through to International teaching staff… ...more

PORSCHE CAYMAN CAR PHOTOGRAPHY SUSSEX

14/05/15

Today I was very lucky to have the stunning Porsche Cayman, very kindly loaned to me by the Porsche centre in Tonbridge. The weather was superb with sunshine, blue skies and some dramatic looking clouds to enhance the day aheads car photography which took place in East Sussex at the beautiful location of Ashburnham Place… ...more

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY GREETING CARDS

12/05/15

As a professional photographer you obtain a number of generic stock images throughout the year, speculatively I send a number of these over to greeting card companies for feedback and hopefully a purchase for there range of photographic cards… ...more

BMW CAR PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

10/05/15

Another car shoot this weekend, and another BMW. This time David's 235i coupe, resplendent in metallic black with an interior full of M sport accesses which made this car a little different from the norm. As always locations are a key part to any photography shoot and the Romney Marsh wartime museum provided todays backdrop, especially relevant as BMW started off making aircraft prior to motor vehicles… ...more

MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS CAR PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

09/05/15

The new Mini Cooper JCW is the fastest ever hatch back that has ever been produced, with a lower stance and some aggressive front end styling it also looks the part. The big question is though is this top of the range hatch as good as its rivals... ...more

HOTEL PHOTOGRAPHY TUNBRIDGE WELLS KENT

06/05/15

The recently refurbished Royal Wells Hotel provides a delightful setting for a stay in the charming spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, owned by Faversham based brewery Shepherd Neame it has just overtone a multi million pound renovation. The Royal Wells Hotel owes it regal title to Queen Victoria, who made frequent visits as a young princess in the early nineteenth century. She later granted the use of her coat of arms, which is proudly displayed at the top of the building… ...more

CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY COMMERCIAL MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY

05/05/15

The Commercial Music programme at Canterbury Christ Church University is designed to inspire creative students wishing to develop their performance and/or sound production skills to a high level.

The programme is delivered within the specialist facilities of the Broadstairs Campus which currently include performance and practice facilities, recording studios and a computer music suite. In addition, students have the opportunity to work with the in-house record label C3U Records and have visiting lectures from professionals working in the music industry. The University are also academic supporters of BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) ensuring they keep closely in touch with professionals in this field... ...more

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE AT BROOKLANDS MUSUEM, SURREY

04/05/15

The third photography course of the year took place at the Brooklands Museum, the fashion courses have always proved to be popular and even the wet weather couldn't dampen the four photographers enthusiasm, luckily the sunshine appeared after lunchtime to give a test for the model photography from an overcast morning through to strong bight uncovered sunshine in the latter half of the day… ...more

AUTO ITALIA CAR SHOW PHOTOGRAPHY BROOKLANDS MUSEUM

02/05/15

Auto Italia is one of Brooklands Museums biggest events of the year with Italian cars on show all over the museums grounds their was everything Italian on show from Fiats to Ferraris. ...more

CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY PROSPECTUS PHOTOGRAPHY

01/05/15

Two days photography this week covering the photography for Canterbury Christ Church University and its business school. The shoot was set in the lecture theatre at Augustine House library, this was perfect as the designers wanted a studio setting where they could easily cut out the students as they were going to be set against a variety of different backdrops… ...more

IFS STUDENT INVESTOR FINALS 2015 LONDON

01/05/15

The Institute of Financial Services University College annually hosts the student investors finals at its offices in Monument Square, London. Eight teams from across the UK compete against each other for the coveted overall title. The event was in its tenth year and was also being documented a video crew for the IFS Universities website… ...more

ARDEN MINI SHOWROOM PHOTOGRAPHY

01/05/15

After covering the new showroom photography for Motorline's new dealerships in Maidstone on Wednesday another request came in to photograph Arden Mini's new Maidstone showroom. This time the photography was for Kent based building firm Arkay building services… ...more

MOTORLINE GROUP CAR DEALER PHOTOGRAPHY

29/04/15

A busy days car dealership photography today for Motorline Group who have a number of dealerships across the South East and West of the UK. The group is one of the South East's largest motor groups and has been in the motor trade since 1976 with its first manufacturers showroom for Toyota in Canterbury which is still its head office today... ...more

PUB PHOTOGRAPHY SHEPHERD NEAME WHITSTABLE KENT

29/04/15

Situated just off the High Street in Whitstable the Smack Inn is a charming traditional pub named after the historic single masted fishing boat that brought home Whitstable's famous oysters in yesteryear. Originally a pair of fisherman's cottages built in the 1800s the large wooden pillared circular bar forms the centre piece of this cosy and friendly pub. To the rear is one of the best kept secrets in town: the beer garden. This has now been changed in to a setting with a beach theme incorporating beech huts and rowing boats along with an authentic boardwalk… ...more

LEONBERGER DOG PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

27/04/15

The Leonberger is a giant dog breed. The breed's name derives from the city of Leonberg in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. According to legend, the Leonberger was ostensibly bred as a 'symbolic dog' that would mimic the lion in the town crest. I had come across Baxter through a friend and coincidentally knew its owner as he has a vintage VW Camper… ...more

BMW CLASSIC CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

25/04/15

Broad Oak BMW in Ashford have a heritage collection in there showroom which highlights customers classic cars from over the years, one of these cars was a stunning 2002 tii from the early 1970's in golf yellow. The owner had given me permission to take some photographs of the car in the Kent countryside for the dealership... ...more

INSTITUTE OF FINANCIAL SERVICES PHOTOGRAPHY LONDON

23/04/15

The Institute of Financial Services University College has guest speakers at there head offices in London or at prestigious venues around the capital. Todays lecture photography took place at the Fishmongers' Hall on London Bridge… ...more

TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY

22/04/15

Just thought that I would do a brief overview as the company has now reached its ten year anniversary, can't believe how quickly it has gone and to be working as a full time professional photographer has led to some amazing opportunities over the years... ...more

SWIFT AEROSPACE COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

21/04/15

Swift Aerospace is a stockist and distributor of quality fastenings for the aerospace industry. Established in 1992, they supply quality fastenings, materials and peripherals to Airlines and OEMs across the U.K., Europe and the rest of the world. They specialise in hard-to-find parts and hold a stock of over 20,000 line items within our large warehouse in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire… ...more

CAR PHOTOGRAPHY FERRARI 250 GT RM AUCTIONS SOTHEBY'S

17/04/15

Over the years I have covered car photography truing and shoots for RM auctions, they have offices all over the world and a lot of jobs are at short notice due to the nature of the classic car auction business. A call on Monday afternoon came in to the office asking if I could photograph a 1963 Ferrari Lusso as soon as possible… ...more

BMW M6 GRAN COUPE CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

16/04/15

The BMW M6 Gran Coupe is the German marque's most expensive car, fully specced up it beats the hybrid i8 super car. The car looks impressive in the flesh but you wouldn't expect it to be housing a 560 BHP V8 engine with a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds, so is it worth its £100k price tag?… ...more

MORGAN DRIVERS PORTRAIT PROJECT

16/04/15

Up at Brooklands today to cover the fifth Morgan owners portraits as part of my ongoing project, todays subject was Angela Hume who has a Morgan Roadster and has been instrumental over the years with my partnership with Brooklands Museum… ...more

EDITORIAL PR PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

14/04/15

Two editorial photography assignments in Kent today, one for consumer magazine Which? and the second for charity MCCH. The first was early morning and the second early evening so a chance to use the Spring sunshine in different ways for each session… ...more

CAR PHOTOGRAPHY AND TRAINING AT BROOKLANDS SURREY

13/04/15

A sunny Spring day and a beginners course at Brooklands Museum also coincided with the annual MG day, with a variety of classic roadsters right up to the new MG range that is making a comeback on the British roads. Two car enthusiast photographers attended the days one to one photography training where we covered the events at Brooklands as well as its next door neighbours at Mercedes World… ...more

RANGE ROVER SVR CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

09/04/15

With 13 miles (20.8km) of challenging twists and turns, high-speed straights, daunting crests and compressions, as well as frequently treacherous weather conditions, the Nürgburgring Nordschleife is the ultimate test for any performance car. Due to the track’s extreme nature, unique demands are placed upon a vehicle's chassis and powertrain. During testing and development, the SVR recorded a Nordschleife lap time of just 8 minutes 14 seconds, one of the fastest times ever recorded by a standard production SUV. The SVR is only available to order direct through approved Land Rover dealerships and due to the limited run no demonstrators are currently available… ...more

FWD PR CORPORATE PHOTOGRAPHY LONDON

09/04/15

A commission n London to photograph the team and premises of FWD Public Relations who are based in Leadenhall Street, right in the heart oif the banking capital of London and opposite the iconic Lloyds of London building… ...more

BROOKLANDS MUSEUM FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

07/04/15

As it is in the middle of the Easter holidays the marketing team at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey decided to book me for a photo shoot showing a mixture of families enjoying the attractions at this historic visitor attraction. The brief was to get a mix of ages participating with there parents and grandparents in a variety of education and motor orientated activities… ...more

MORGAN DRIVERS PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT

06/04/15

Morgan owner Martin Dace is now the fourth person to be photographed for my driver portraits project, the setting was his business Ardula which is based just outside of Maidstone in Kent... ...more

FORD FOCUS ST HOT HATCH CAR PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

03/04/15

This year is being billed as the year of the performance hatchback, with Audi, BMW, Ford, Honda and Volkswagen all unveiling new models at the Geneva motor show that we will see in 2015 it really is going to make these desirable hot hatches more popular then ever, when you combine practicality with performance it makes a great combination... ...more

IFS LECTURE EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON

01/04/15

The Institute of Financial Services runs regular seminars and lectures across the UK that are designed to help business professionals network with like-minded people and keep you up to date on industry developments. The lecture this evening was held at the IFS offices on the eight floor of Peninsular House in Monument Square, the views are breathtaking and have Tower Bridge and the banking world either side of its large glass floor to ceiling windows... ...more

PETS AT HOME PHOTOGRAPHY HERTFORDSHIRE

31/03/15

Pets at Home store in Borehamwood Hertfordhsire had just been refurbished and required some interior and exterior photography for press and social media usage... ...more

MORGAN CAR OWNERS PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

31/03/15

The third Morgan sports car owner was Peter Elgar who is the proud owner of an early 1930's three wheeler. Peter contacted me as he had seen my details through the Brooklands newsletter and that I was covering a series of Morgan drivers... ...more

MINI DAY AT BROOKLANDS MUSEUM SURREY

30/03/15

The annual Mini day that is held at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey always attracts thousands of car enthusiasts and Mini fans. The weather today wasn't ideal with constant rain showers, still this didn't dampen anyones enthusiasm and made the opportunity of car photography a bit more challenging… ...more

ST FAITH'S PREP SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

26/03/15

St Faith’s at Ash is an independent prep school and nursery for boys and girls aged two to eleven. Located in the village of Ash, they serve a broad catchment area covering much of East Kent, including Canterbury, Dover, Sandwich, Ramsgate, Herne Bay and all points in-between.

With five acres of playgrounds, sports pitches, an all-weather court, swimming pool and distant views of the beautiful Kent countryside, the school and nursery offer extensive opportunities for outdoor play and learning... ...more

CORPORATE PORTRAITS ACCOUNTANTS CANTERBURY

25/03/15

Accountancy firm Pentins are based at my offices at the Innovation Centre in Canterbury. This morning all of the staff were present to have a set of portraits covered for website and social media use... ...more

PORSCHE MACAN TURBO CAR PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

25/03/15

The Porsche Macan Turbo has been a long awaited addition to the German sports cars model line up, after the success of its Cayenne Range a rover rival a small sports utility vehicle with all wheel drive and performance to boot has seen the order books at Porsche dealers command an eighteen month waiting list on the 400bhp turbo model... ...more

EAST KENT COLLEGE GRADUATION CEREMONY

24/03/15

Saturday morning and a number of students in higher education from East Kent College were receiving there diplomas at Christ Church Universities Augustine House, the graduation ceremony also included the Universities students as well... ...more

BROOKLANDS MUSEUM CAR PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE SURREY

22/03/15

The second of a series of eight photography courses took place on Sunday, the venue for all of these digital camera workshops is the historic Brooklands Museum, the home of British Motorsport and aviation. The fresh morning brought in a crisp feel to the day with a mixture of diffused and bright sunshine throughout the day, giving a variety of looks to the highly polished cars on display for the course… ...more

SHIPOWNERS CLUB CORPORATE PORTRAITS LONDON

19/03/15

The last of three days portrait photography in London today for the Shipowners Club. Shipowners’ has in-depth knowledge of the risks and liabilities faced when companies operating fleets, borne from almost 160 years of experience in providing Protection and Indemnity (P&I) cover, Legal Assistance and Defence cover and associated insurances... ...more

PETS AT HOME STORE OPENING PHOTOGRAPHY LONDON

18/03/15

Pets at Home are a national company who specialise in pet supplies and the welfare of domestic animals, in store they have a wealth of knowledge and facilities to pamper your pooch along with on site health care. On Friday I was in Thamesmead for the new store opening of there two floor superstore... ...more

IFS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON VENUE PHOTOGRAPHY

17/03/15

The Institute of Financial Services offices are situated in the heart of the city of London, set in Monument Square with breathtaking views of the Shard and Tower Bridge from its 8th floor reception and break out area it provides an original place for companies to hold there conferences and seminars... ...more

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE BROOKLANDS SURREY

15/03/15

The first photography course of the year took place at the Brooklands Museum, the fashion courses have always proved to be popular and even the wet weather couldn't dampen the photographers enthusiasm… ...more

GALA CONCERT CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL PHOTOGRAPHY

13/03/15

St Edmund's school in Canterbury along with members of the English Chamber Orchestra performed a gala concert in the glorious surroundings of Canterbury Cathedral. The choir of Northbourne Park School in Deal also contributed to the evenings music... ...more

PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENT CANTERBURY

11/03/15

A half days photography at the Engineering and Digital Arts department at the University of Kent, a programme had been put together to show the wide range of subjects that are on offer to students on this creative course… ...more

ACORN PARK SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY IN NORWICH

11/03/15

A days educational photography in Norwich today for Acorn Park, based in the rural village of Banham. The school offers day placements, and 38 and 52 week residential placements… ...more

PENT VALLEY SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

10/03/15

Pent Valley School is situated just on the outskirts of the coastal resort of Folkestone in Kent. The school has many impressive facilities which include a sports academy, this has a wide range of sporting activities for the students which include athletics, basketball, football and an on site gym which is situated in the leisure centre... ...more

GENEVA MOTOR SHOW SWITZERLAND CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

06/03/15

The Geneva Motor Show has long been the pinnacle of the automotive calendar, this year it runs from the 5th to the 15th March and has some of the most exciting cars to be launched at one show for a long time. Two of the most talked about cars were the Ford GT and Honda NSX making there European debuts to a vast hall that was packed with visitors all day long… ...more

BIG BAND NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY ST EDMUND'S SCHOOL KENT

04/03/15

St Edmund's private school in Canterbury hosted a joint venture with the University of Kent for this evenings big band night, conductor Ian Swatman directed the evenings entertainment in front of a packed audience… ...more

ADVERTISING & PR PHOTOGRAPHY MAIDSTONE KENT

02/03/15

I covered some rural location photography earlier in the week for a Kent developer, this involved searching out Oast houses and picturesque scenes with animals in, I could have saved myself a trip as today's PR photography was set in a 120 acre plot of land at Horlands Farm where the scenery was stunning... ...more

CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

01/03/15

Over the weekend I was covering sports photography in Canterbury, Kent. Seventeen years ago Varsity was born, it saw two institutions, Canterbury Christ Church and the University of Kent, going head to head to showcase the best of University sport within the local community, with the aim to raise money for a charity. Over the best part of a week both universities would complete in a number of sporting disciplines which included basketball, cycling, football and netball... ...more

COMMERCIAL AND PUBLICITY PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

26/02/15

A busy week covering corporate portraits in Canterbury, public relation photography in Maidstone and car photography for Barretts motor group in Ashford and Canterbury. The rest of the week was covering a project for a building developer in Kent… ...more

PROPERTY LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHY CANTERBURY KENT

24/02/15

Today was looking to be the brightest and warmest day of the week, funny how when you are a photographer you are constantly looking at the weather full well knowing that the forecast in inevitably wrong! Fortunately today was spot on and ideal for a photography project that I am working on for a local developer who is building some luxurious homes just outside of Canterbury... ...more

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY AT EASTWELL MANOR ASHFORD KENT

20/02/15

Eastwell Manor is an English Country House Wedding venue and conference centre, set within a 3000 acre estate with perfectly manicured lawns and beautiful grounds in the heart of the Kent countryside it created a great setting for Simon and Sarah's wedding today. Fortunately the weather stayed dry just after the outside photographs were taken… ...more

STRAIGHT SIX CAR MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHY

18/02/15

The new BMW 2 series active tourer has recently been released, a first for BMW as it is front wheel drive as opposed to there rear wheel drive configuration. The car photography today took place in Sussex and was for BMW car club magazine Straight Six… ...more

CCCU PERFORMING ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL

17/02/15

Canterbury Christ Church University's annual Cathedral concert took place on Saturday evening at the stunning Canterbury Cathedral. The students from the music and performing arts performed a variety of classics from the worlds greatest conductors… ...more

MASTER BREW KENTISH ALE RE BRAND PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

16/02/15

Shepherd Neame's renowned Master Brew ale has a new look, with a rebranding that retains the signature green but is now offset with cream and silver to give it a more modern look. The photography today took place at the Anchor pub in Faversham, where during a busy lunchtime a series of documentary style set of photographs were taken of locals enjoying food and drink… ...more

KEVIN LAWRY RAF VULCAN BOMBER PILOT LECTURE

12/02/15

East Kent College's Broadstairs campus hosted a public lecture yesterday evening, the speaker was Kevin Lawry who is a retired Vulcan bomber pilot. The talk was part of the College's STEM series of lectures which are free to the public… ...more

NASHVILLE TEENS ROCK STAR PORTRAITS KENT

12/02/15

The second in the series of my Morgan sports car owners portraits was with 60's rock star Pete Shannon Harris who was the bass guitar player with the Nashville Teens… ...more

GUY BOURDIN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION LONDON

12/02/15

The UK’s largest ever exhibition of the influential and enigmatic fashion photographer Guy Bourdin, featuring over 100 works and previously unseen material from the photographer’s estate, from 1955 to 1987. This major show charts Bourdin’s distinguished 40-year career from Man Ray’s protégé to photography revolutionary in his own right and explore his pursuit of perfection. The exhibition is on show at Somerset House until the 15th March 2015… ...more

PROPERTY AGENT PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

12/02/15

I first met property agent Neil Boswell when I as covering some editorial photography in Canterbury for consumer magazine Which? The feature was on home improvements and Neil was on hand to give some tips to the magazines readers. A phone call earlier this week resulted in some profile portraits at the Innovation Centre… ...more

PUBLICITY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT & LONDON

09/02/15

One of the big areas for photography will always be corporate portraits, these are even more important now with then advent of social media where your photo appears on every tweet to current and potential clients… ...more

LAND ROVER DISCOVERY SPORT CAR PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

03/02/15

The new Land Rover Discovery Sport has just hit the showrooms and is a replacement for the ever popular Freelander, boasting the usual Land Rover refinements, comfort and epic off road ability it is sure to be a great seller for the prestige 4WD specialist… ...more

PUBLIC HOUSE AND HOTEL PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

30/01/15

Four public houses to photograph for Kent brewery Shepherd Neame today, these covered North and East Kent where the venues had recently been refurbished. The photographs will be used for various press and marketing purposes, a cold afternoon and evening but a dry day which worked well for the early evening exterior photos… ...more

PROPERTY PHOTOGRAPHY CANTERBURY KENT

30/01/15

I had been asked this week to photograph a couple property where they have just had an extension built on to their property, the one bedroom apartment is looking to be used for rental. The photographs were needed for holiday let websites and other areas of advertising… ...more

POLITICAL PORTRAITS CANTERBURY KENT

28/01/15

The South East region of UKIP had nearly forty candidates, the first half of the portraits were taken this weekend. The party has a wide range of ages and candidates from a variety of backgrounds… ...more

SHEPHERD NEAME EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY FAVERSHAM KENT

20/01/15

Tuesday evening and off to the Shepherd Neame brewery for a retirement dinner for Kevin Jordan. KJ as he is known has worked for the brewery and retires this month after thirty nine years of service… ...more

UKIP POLITICAL PARTY PORTRAITS CANTERBURY KENT

19/01/15

I covered a section of portraits for the UKIP Canterbury Chairman Jim Gascoigne during the latter part of last year, he was so pleased with them that this week I will be photographing all twenty Kent members for their website and campaigns… ...more

FAMILY PORTRAITS IN CANTERBURY KENT

19/01/15

David Isaac is a regular client of mine, his involved in the financial industry services and I regally photograph him at conferences in the city. After covering David's wedding two years ago his family has grown with the addition of baby Bianca and after covering some portraits of her earlier last year it was time to capture her as she was nearing her first birthday… ...more

BROOKLANDS MUSEUM VICKERS SUITE PRESS EVENT

17/01/15

Brooklands Museum recently opened up the Vickers Suite, this is situated in the former wind tunnel that was part of the stratosphere chamber complex. Today the team at Creative Events who cover the catering at Brooklands were hosting a press day to show off the new facility as well as providing an afternoon of activities showing off the variety available at Brooklands Museum… ...more

UNIVERSITY OF KENT INNOVATION LECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY

16/01/15

The Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise (ICE) is a way of the University of Kent supporting businesses in the fast moving world of technology. Todays event was a mix of networking, lectures and some hands on displays that the University have been involved with... ...more

CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY PROSPECTUS PHOTOGRAPHY

12/01/15

Canterbury Christ Church University are just in the process of updating there 2015/16 prospectus and the final piece of photography required is for the front and back covers. The education photography would take place in Canterbury over two full day either side of the weekend... ...more

PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING IN ASHFORD KENT

12/01/15

The a Little Sugar Box is a bespoke wedding cake company based in Ashford, Kent. I have covered the photography for Alison over the last eighteen months but with her creations being produced to a certain deadline she was after some training so that she could produce some high quality images prior to the cake leaving her studio... ...more

LONDON CLASSIC CAR SHOW 2015

09/01/15

The UK capital has a thriving classic car dealer network, a vast number of classic owners and a first class exhibition centre…but no classic car show. From 8-11 January 2015, the team behind the hugely successful Top Gear Live and CarFest events will harness its passion, expertise and enthusiasm to create the London Classic Car Show. The aim is to build an event that will put London back on the classic car map, and rival the top shows in Paris and Essen by bringing together themes that have shaped the motor industry's incredible past. The London Classic Car Show will gather some of the world’s finest classic cars under one roof and bring them to life! One of the show’s unique features will be the Grand Avenue, a motoring runway that will allow the star cars to be fired up and driven around the mini circuit. ExCeL, in London’s Docklands, will be packed with some of the most valuable, rare and desirable classic cars in the world, A great way to start off the New Year with I am sure will be the first of many London Classic car shows to take place over the next few years... ...more

CANON 1DX POWER FAILURE FAULT

06/01/15

I have been using Canon cameras for thirty years now and have never had a problem with them, starting with the EOS 600 film camera right through to the top end 1DX's that I use now. A couple of months ago my most recent 1DX (purchased in June 2014) developed a fault, read on for the story and superb service from Canon and Fixation in London… ...more

MORGAN SPORTS CARS PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

05/01/15

The start of a New Year and after last years Auto and Espresso project I wanted to cover a series of portraits to do with car owners, I had the idea a couple of years ago and have decided to base it on Morgan Sports car owners. Ideally the project will take place within 2015 and linking in the mix of Mog owners with their cars and jobs/past times should provide a real eclectic mix of portraits… ...more

CAR PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW OF 2014

04/01/15

Last year was a great time for car photography, with a variety of events happening across the UK that I covered along with some amazing new models that were launched, this included the highlight for the motoring world of the BMW i8, a glimpse of the future which still had the looks and driving dynamics to match... ...more

PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

02/01/15

New Years Day at Brooklands and with over 1300 cars on site it was always going to have a variety of eclectic motoring history on display, conveniently tucked out of the way in front of the old Shell garage was a bright orange Plymouth Road Runner. All of the photos were taken with the 50mm prime 1.2 lens, using a shallow depth of field on most of the detail photos gave a more solitary effect of the cars detailed aspects… ...more

BROOKLANDS MUSEUM NEW YEARS DAY MEET

01/01/15

Always a great way to start the year of with cars, photography and catching up with some familiar faces at the Brooklands New Years day meet, not the greatest of day weather wise but a vast improvement on last years heavy rain which meant that a lot of people kept their classics in the warmth of the garage. Even though today was a grey and damp day the wealth of cars on display was amazing, a real mix of classics from the early 1900's right up to the Ferrari 458 Speciale… ...more

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY CANTERBURY KENT

01/01/15

The eve of New Year and I covered a wedding for Andy and Sam Harris, all of the wedding s I cover now are through clients, friends or referrals. Andy has an office a few doors down from mine at the Canterbury Innovation Centre and kindly asked me to cover the photography for his wedding a few months ago. The weather was perfect, sunshine with a lovely warm glow and the temperature was almost in double figures, not bad for winter over the festive period… ...more

BLOG 2015

This blog highlights the photography assignments that I under take across the UK, also there are tips and equipment reviews as well. You can also follow me on twitter @jasondoddphoto