Stafford Photo' Society Exhibition 2019

Stafford Photo' Society Exhibition is on!

It has been a great team effort to install our annual exhibition in the Guildhall Shopping Centre, Stafford.
It's on today and tomorrow until 4pm. Come along and find out about SPS in this its 125th year!!

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They've Arrived!

Noel's latest book, ‘Staffordshire In Photographs‘ arrived on his doorstep this morning! The book is available (pre-order) on Amazon and will also be available in other high street shops including WHSmith and Waterstones later next week.

Signed copies available - read on . . .

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POCKET MONEY PRINTS ON SALE in GALLERY AT 12, ECCLESHALL.

Noel has decided to cater for a more modest pocket.
From today there will be 8 x 8” mounted prints available. The collection has been launched with a choice of 12 landscape and nature images. They come in luxury textured white core mounts ready to fit off-the-shelf 8 x 8” frames (not supplied).
Price set at £12 each, on sale in Gallery at 12 from today!

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Presentation & framing options now added to website

A presentation and framing service has been added to my website for my work.
You will find the link at the bottom of my home page, or simply click here . . .

Stunning Dibond Float Prints are available, as well as glazed frames in a carefully selected choice of contemporary black, white, silver and natural timber profiles.

Prices are not listed on my website as I provide a totally bespoke presentation service.
I am more than happy to provide accurate costs - so just contact me via my Contact Page for an affordable price.

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Dawn Flight Over Staffordshire

Riding high over the Eccleshall area at around 7am this morning in a hot air balloon! You might have spotted us?
Flight from Woodseaves to a field near Wootton, just south of Eccleshall. Wind about 3-5 knots 16ºC - coolest part of the day.
Many thanks to Helena & Mark for the ride!

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Presentation of my Landscape & Creative Photography

I was invited to talk about my more purist landscape and also my more ‘off the wall’ creative photography, to the ladies of the Swynnerton & Yarnfield WI group last night.

My top photo tips got the evening rolling. I thought they might enjoy looking at my short selection of landscapes, but was pleasantly bowled over at their reaction to my more creative work. They appeared a little Spellbound at times. I thought they might even start Running Up That Hill’!
Q&As were encouraged throughout.

They were a very welcoming and friendly WI group who looked after me and even gave me biscuits and a lovely piece of cake to have with my mug of tea!

I would be happy to return and show more of my work one day . . .

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Northumberland in June

Despite terrible weather the week before our visit and just after we got back, we were very lucky avoiding the rain.
You needed to get up around 3:30am to catch the soft light - which I did once. My collision with Bella in the sand dunes of Embleton Bay restricted my activities to evening light just after evening meals. You see waking up early wasn’t too much of a problem, but my right leg and chest proved extremely painful for the following 2-3 weeks.
Not my best images, but maybe enough to give you a flavour of our trip.

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Stories from Northumberland

I’ve just returned from Northumberland with new images to process.
Day 3 was a bit of a disaster - hit by a Labradoodle at 200 mph! I can’t believe the devastating pain a suffered for the rest of the trip. We’re all friends now Xx

Photo taken at 21:09 as the sun went into ‘after-burn’ mode

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RHS Chatsworth

Turned out to be a bit of a ‘Damp Squid’ but still managed to enjoy taking photos of the plants and visitors in the rain! It kept me entertained for hours.
More images to view . . .

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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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