PAGB

Credit of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (CPAGB) Award

Collecting more photographic letters after my name. Pleased to have received the Credit of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (CPAGB) award at the recent Croydon Adjudication.

Pass mark was 200 points and I achieved 233 across the 10 PDI entries.

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RPS Silver Medal at 104th Southampton International Exhibition

Very pleased to be awarded A Royal Photographic Society Silver Medal for best action picture at the recent Southampton International Exhibition for "Get off my Shirt". Plus another 6 print acceptances at the same exhibition.

Also 11 acceptances in the Great Britain Small Print Circuit so more than surpassed the criteria for AFIAP (Artiste International Federation of Photographic Art)

Royal Photographic Society Licentiateship

On 9th Nov I was pleased to be awarded Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society (LPRS).

My successful panel can be seen on the left and the individual pictures are in the Gallery.

Interesting to go through the whole process to understand what is required so that I can encourage other people to do the same.

 

Flying Scotsman

Flying Scotsman over Maidenhead Bridge

Lots of interest in my picture of the Flying Scotsman steaming over Brunel's famous 'Sounding Arch' bridge on 21st May.

Over 8000 impressions on my Tweet on the day, picked up by ITV Meridian News and published in the Maidenhead Advertiser this week.

Think it would look good on your wall?

Then you can buy a copy here.

Or a better version taken a week later here.

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Maidenhead Camera Club and Salon Success

Pleased with this rugby picture not only did it get full marks from tough judge Chris Palmer in a Maidenhead Camera Club competition but it was accepted into this year's Scottish International Salon along with the female triathlete on a bike picture.

Danziger Watches

Danziger Watches

Great day out in Portsmouth doing a photoshoot for Danziger watches.

Lovely bunch of models.

 

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International Salons - Photo Salon Kumanovo

I have been having another go at some International Salons.

5 acceptances in the Photo Salon Kumanovo including a Zivko Janevski Ribbon for good old Lewis.

Nearly half way to enough for a AFIAP award.

Art on the Street

'Art on the Street' wins second prize in 'Maidenhead & Me' Art competition

Very pleased that my picture 'Art on the Street' won second prize and a cheque for £100 presented by local MP and Home Secretary Theresa May.

The picture is a bit of street photography of a woman walking past the mural at the back of Boville's Art shop in Maidenhead.

The title came from combining the idea of the artistic mural, street photography and the regular 'Art on the Street' art fair in Maidenhead.

(And before anyone else asks, no it wasn't posed and I have no idea who the woman is)

'Poured Lines'

I uploaded by picture of a girl walking past Ian Davenport's "Poured Lines" in Southwark onto the 500px site.

A few of my pictures have had a moderate number of 'Likes' and 'Favourites' on there but this time it got a tremendous reception briefly making one of the top 50 Street photos on there out of many thousands.

Suddenly become one of my favourites too!

See it on 500px here

London Monopoly Project published in Advanced Photographer Magazine

Very pleased to have an article about my London Monopoly project 'A Journey Around London' published in Advanced Photographer magazine this month.

Obviously only a tiny selection of the photographs used but the article describes what I learned by doing the project and how it changed and improved my photography.

Rainy Day in Trafalgar Square

Acceptances In Bristol and Port Talbot International Salons

Having plunged into the world of International Salons I have recently had 4 acceptances in the Bristol and Port Talbot Salons

The image "Morning Spider" (see below) was accepted in both with an Honourable Mention in Bristol, so it will be published in the Catalogue. When you see the other Hon Mentions in the Nature section it is in some amazing company.

My monochrome "Rainy Day in Trafalgar Square" (left) and the "Waiting for the Train" at King's Cross were the other acceptances.

Exteriors Exteriors (after Agatiello)

Maidenhead Camera Club Annual Visual Art Competition

20/20 and 3rd place in the Annual Visual Art Competition at Maidenhead Camera Club.

The work is inspired by Argentinean abstract artist Mario Agatiello. The 60's concrete blocks of the London College of Fashion windows are superimposed on the colourful fašade of the Royal London Hospital bringing the two architectural times and places together.

'A Journey Around London' book now available

The book of my London Monopoly project 'A Journey Around London' is now available from Blurb.

The project was inspired by the locations on the London Monopoly board. The photographs in the book are a mixture of the architecture, people and interesting details that can be found at each of the different places when you visit them today. The book covers each property or street on the Monopoly board including my interpretation of the Electric Company and the Water Works.

The book runs to 140 pages and is available as a standard landscape (10" x 8") starting at £34.99 or a large landscape (13"x 11") from £69.99.

PDF versions are £6.99 and £8.99 respectively.

Morning Spider

Maidenhead Camera Club Annual Wildlife Competition

Very pleased that my print "Morning Spider" won the Annual Wildlife Competition at Maidenhead Camera Club.

I look forward to handing myself the cup at the AGM!

Monopoly Project Presentation

I presented the results of my Monopoly project entitled "A Journey around London" at an evening at Maidenhead Camera Club earlier in November.

It was good to have a milestone to bring it all together and as far as I can tell everyone seemed to enjoy the evening.

The pictures in the Gallery show the pictures used plus a few others (but without the entertaining descriptions!)

Tenerife Bluetrail Ultra run

A bit of an end of season bonus. I got to run the photography for the Tenerife Bluetrail.

The Ultra Bluetrail is a 94km mountain trail run going from coast to coat on Tenerife, going up to 3000m on mount Teide along the way. The fastest finisher did it in just over 11 hours whilst the slowest was nearly up to the 23 hour time limit.

I was at the start at midnight is Los Cristianos and then 13 hours on the finish line at Puerto de la Cruz.

Still a nice few days in the sun.

Berkshire Property Meet

I got the opportunity to be the photographer at an interesting event The Berkshire Property Meet.

Full of several hundred budding property entrepreneurs.

The full results can be seen here.

 

Maidenhead Camera Club AGM

Good time at the Maidenhead Camera Club AGM.

My photo of Lewis Jones scoring his first try for Maidenhead won the Chairman's prize of Image of the Year.

Also at the AGM in a moment of madness (mine and theirs) I was elected chairman of Maidenhead Camera Club.

Maidenhead Camera Club print competition

Delighted that judge Amanda Wright chose my picture of details of the London College of Fashion as the overall winner in the final print competition of the season at Maidenhead Camera club.

She described it as reminding her of various contemporary artists' work. Wish I had made a note of who she mentioned as I could then claim they inspired me!

Maidenhead Advertiser 29 Nov 2013

A couple of pictures in the Advertiser and one on the website from the away game at Newbury.

Is was dark and dismal and the floodlights at Newbury aren't very bright so lucky to get anything usable, mainly thanks to denoise software.

The game was equally dire with Maidenhead outplayed for most of the match and lucky to win with a last minute try.

More can be seen on the Maids' web gallery here.

Maidenhead Advertiser 10 Oct 2013

One small picture in the Advertiser as they didn't send a snapper or reporter to a home match.

Maids dominated the first half but Buckingham came back in second, after Maids suffered a succession of yellow cards. Picture is Mike Virgo kicking the winning penalty, Maids winning 27-24

More can be seen on the Maids' web gallery here.

ABC Chauffeurs website

A new website designed and implemented for ABC Chauffeurs in Maidenhead.

Have a look at www.abcchauffeurs.co.uk

 

 

Maidenhead Advertiser 31 Jan 2013

Three pictures in the Advertiser this week from a very muddy match for Maids away at Oxford Harlequins.

Maids suffered a number of injuries and gave away a lot of penalties resulting in a 22-10 loss.

More can be seen on the Maids' web gallery here.

Maidenhead Advertiser 22 Nov 2012

Team picture from the previous Berks women's match used on the report from their first win over Dorset and Wilts. Full report on the Berks RFU site.

Berks women squad picture also appears on the Berks RFU site.

And Bucks women squad picture from the previous match (without acknowledgement!) appears on the Bucks RFU site.

Marlow Music Festival

I was invited to be the photographer for the Marlow Music Festival.

An excellent evening of music from some very talented youngsters.

I was very pleased with the results given the low stage lighting available.

The gallery is password protected. Contact me or the organisers if you wish to view.

Maidenhead Advertiser 18 Oct 2012

County Ladies rugby for a change this week.

More can be seen on the Maids' web gallery here.

Full report and some more pictures on the Berks RFU site.

Maidenhead Advertiser 18 Oct 2012

Two pictures from the Maids v Redingensians match at Sonning.

Not a good place to take pictures and Maids got a drubbing 62-0.

More can be seen on the Maids' web gallery here.

Maidenhead Advertiser 9 Sep 2012

Three pictures in the Advertiser's report of Maidenhead's first game in National 3 SW against London Irish Wild geese.

Sadly they lost 56-11.

More can be seen on the Maids' web gallery here.

Maidenhead Advertiser 14 Jun 2012

Picture in the in the Advertiser's Big Picture feature this week.

The picture of the "Duke of Gloucester" steam train hauling the Jubilee Express over Brunel's famous Maidenhead Bridge on the way to Windsor.

For those that have commented it is a different train going in the opposite direction to last year's Big Picture!

Copies of this and others in the "Steam Trains over Maidenhead Bridge" collection can be purchased from the Gallery

 

Maidenhead Advertiser 19 April 2012

Three pictures in the Advertiser report on Maids' victory at Coney Hill.

Worth the trip to Gloucester.

More can be seen on the Maids' web gallery here.

 

Maidenhead Heritage Centre

Three of my pictures used in MRFC's panel in the "Our Sporting Life" exhibition at Maidenhead Heritage Centre as part of a nationwide programme of community exhibitions celebrating Britain's contributions to the Olympic movement.

Report on the exhibition can be seen at the Maidenhead Advertiser website here.

 

Rugby Club Magazine

Maidenhead RFC is one of the featured clubs in the latest issue of Rugby Club magazine.

The article includes 3 of my pictures including the only full page picture in the magazine.

 

 

Maidenhead Advertiser 19 January 2012

Three pictures in the Advertiser this week.

Nice big one on the back page too.

Good win for Maids over High Wycombe. Taking them top of the league

More can be seen on the Maids' web gallery here.

 

Scarlet Couriers Calendar 2012

For the second year running one of my pictures was chosen for the Scarlet Couriers' Calendar.

This year I moved on to February with "St Mary's Lighthouse, Whitley Bay".

If the trend continues another 10 years and I will have the December picture!

See Scarlet Couriers news for the full story and rest of the winners.

 

Maidenhead Advertiser 22 December 2011

A couple of nice pictures in the Advertiser from Maids' away victory over Reading. Despite the cold the sun was out making for some nice shots.

Nice to see another of our age group's boys, Dave Hodgson, making his 1st team debut.

More can be seen on the Maids' web gallery here.

 

 

Hitcham and Taplow Society Magazine

In the Autumn 2011 Newsletter of the Hitcham and Taplow Society the article on the Maidenhead Regatta is illustrated with a number of my pictures from the day.

 

 

 

Maidenhead RFC Youth Tournament Programme

 

One of my pictures from the previous season's Youth Tournament was used as the front cover for this year's programme.

Pleased father of the player asked for an A3 poster of the cover.

Maidenhead Advertiser 8 Sept 2011

Maidenhead's first league game of the season away at Reading Abbey.

One of many pictures of Mark Mueller rampaging around the pitch.

More can be seen on the Maids web gallery here.

 

 

Maidenhead Advertiser 23 Jun 2011

The picture of the "Oliver Cromwell" steam train going over Brunel's famous Maidenhead Bridge was published in the Advertiser's Big Picture feature.

Seems to have created a lot of interest.

Copies of this and others in the "Steam Trains over Maidenhead Bridge" collection can be purchased from the Gallery

Rugby World June 2011 Issue

Photo of Waharai Waitohi scoring a try against Bletchley in an article by Stephen Jones about financial issues facing clubs like Maidenhead.

 

Commissum Stand at Infosec 2011

A selection of pictures used on the web pages of Commissum describing their participation at Infosec 2011.

Infosec page can be seen here

 

Maidenhead Advertiser 17 Feb 2011

Make that three weeks running in the Advertiser!

Having calibrated the autofocus seemed to get much better pictures. Maids got a good win too.

Can't make Marlow as away being a granddad.

 

 

Further pictures on the Maids' website Gallery here

Maidenhead Advertiser 10 Feb 2011

Two weeks running in the Advertiser! And a home match to boot.

Just for once managed to get a decent picture of a try being scored.

Maids emphatically returned to winning ways.

 

Further pictures on the Maids' website Gallery here

Maidenhead Advertiser 3rd Feb 2011

Very cold weather at High Wycombe.

Maids' players seemed to be frozen with first loss for a while.

 

Further pictures on the Maids' website Gallery here

Scarlet Couriers Calendar 2011

My picture "Bitten over Maidenhead Bridge" selected for the Scarlet Couriers' 2011 Calendar.

Starting off the year with the January Picture.

See Scarlet Couriers news for further details

Maidenhead Advertiser 23rd Sept 2010

Nice day and several nice pictures from this match. Shame the rugby didn't match.

Further pictures on the Maids' website Gallery here

Maidenhead Advertiser 23rd Sept 2010

Away match at Amersham. Maids were in front but let it slip.

 

Further pictures on the Maids' website Gallery here

Club Lotus July 2010 Issue

Seven of my pictures from the Club Lotus Track day at Castle Combe were published in the July issue of Club Lotus News (circ 7600).

Just about the only track pictures from the short dry session of the day, which I spent taking pictures rather than going round the track!

Unfortunately the published pictures are a bit small but some of them can be seen on the Motor Sports page.