Book release due in August

Last October Amberley Publishing asked me to write a book titled ‘Staffordshire in Photographs’. it involved traveling to a few new locations needed to complete all sections of the book. it is due to be released out into the wild in August. Amberley have asked me to attend a book signing day in Waterstones in Stafford. I will post the actual day when I’m notified.
I’ve been informed my book will be on sale in WHSmith, on Amazon, Waterstones amongst others.

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New Website to be launched soon!

I have been developing a brand new photo website over the last few weeks. Today I organised the transfer of my domain from Clikpic where I have been since 2008!
I'll let you know when everything is up and running. 
Have a great weekend.

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10th Anniversary Gallery@12

Saturday was a BIG success for Gallery at 12! 
With more visitors than ever wishing the 17 cooperative members well on the day. Here is Councillor Peter Jones helping us start the gallery's 10th year anniversary celebrations.
If you couldn't make it on the day, I hope you come in and see us soon . . .

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Workshop at Dorothy Clive Garden

A great day had by all. 
Starting off with my Top 10 Tips, then onto some technical stuff and finally off into the 12 acre garden . . . 
A small select gaggle of enthusiastic garden photographers enjoyed a chilly but sunny day perfecting their image composition, along with a little exposure compensation - Whoopy-doo!!

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Latest Creative image . . .

Thanks to Margaret (a valued customer of mine) 
I decided to produce a sequel to 'Running Up That Hill'. 
Same style, same mood, only with the hill running up the other way!
I've called it 'Spellbound' and here is a taster for you.

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Stone & Eccleshall Life Covers

I've been supporting Stone & Eccleshall Life magazine buy providing cover photos for the last few years now. 
I hope you've enjoyed seeing my photography each time a copy has landed at your door.
Thank you Belinda (editor) for choosing my images each time . . . long may it continue!!

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I've had all 3 submissions accepted in this year's 
3 Counties Open Photography Exhibition. 
(Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire) my image 'Silence' came 3rd!

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A Change for the Better?

Canon to Nikon!
It wasn't an easy decision, with a stable of Canon 'L' lenses, but just waiting for the 2015 Canon 5D MkIV wouldn't be enough. Canon seems to be putting more effort into video these days.
As a Landscape Photographer image quality is paramount, especially when printing large images for my clients.

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RPS Medal at Midland Salon

After hours of hard work clearing down the site I was filthy and exhausted, but ready to take my camera out of the bag! I used props from all around the farm (returning them after). Another few hours spent in Photoshop and at the printer delivered the final result, but only after the 7th test print. 

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Aston Marina

Aston Marina

I am currently preparing framed photographs for display on the wall of the Marina Bistro. 
You will be able to order work from here. 

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Denstone Hall Farm Shop

Denstone Hall Farm Shop

Emma & Rupert invited me to exhibit my work in their all new Café. I have been asked to provide additional work to what's already on show. My hand made greeting cards are also on sale in the new gift shop. You can get a great bacon butty there!

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Photo Presentation

Leek 41 Club Talk

I was invited to the 'Leek 41' Club (Ex Round Table) by chairman Ian Podmore, as an after dinner speaker - showing my photography.

It took place at the Three Horseshoes Inn, just out of Leek, on the way to the Roaches. I was made very welcome by all the members . The food was great too - black pudding, one of my favourites!
Ian said "I was the best speaker they'd had all year!"

Never thought I'd see the day when I could stand up in front of a room full of strangers and give a good account of myself!!

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RPS 365 Finalist

Can't believe it, twice in one year! 

I'm a finalist in the latest Royal Photographic Society's international (members vote) competition. Theme - 'S
elf'. Hope it shows my less serious side?!

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Print of The Year SPS

‘Driftwood on Derwent Water’

After thinking my last season at Stafford Photographic Society was not going to achieve any results, my Image won Best Print in the society's annual competitions. It also won Best Colour Image. 
I love the Lakes!!

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RPS Winner!

I only gained my associateship (ARPS) in March and this monthly competition was the 1st I'd entered. Probably won't happen again for years . . . 

Title 'Winter Surprise' somewhere along the Trent & Mersey Canal

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