Game Shooting Photography Oxfordshire

Getting together for a game shoot this season with your family and friends and wish to have it recorded. Please visit my main game shooting photography website http://www.thesportingpicture.co.uk to see what I can offer.0158SGS-ML-IMG_3677_158

The Sporting Picture FREE wallpaper download! #Fieldsports

Missing the pheasants already? This will cheer you all up! I’ve recently got a new phone and have had a fiddle as one does with its capabilities. I set a lock screen for the first time ever, this is a screen you have to swipe to unlock the phone. I used an image of some pheasant feathers I took last year and it looks rather neat. Especially if you then choose the ripple effect ……..YAWN……

So I though I would share it with all of my followers for them to use on their phones. Just save the image below to you phone, open it up in gallery and then select ‘Set As’ Home Screen if you want it as your wallpaper or Lock Screen if you want it to be your screen lock. This works for Samsung phones but I no nothing about iPhones!!

The legal bit – Please note this image is for you own personal use only and cannot be used or reproduced in any way other than on your phone screen. Thank you.

The fun bit- Download now!

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Last day of the season tomorrow – see if you can go out on a high! #FieldSports

Tomorrow is the last day of the shooting season so I hope you all have a fabulous day. I’ve been out today with the gun and left the camera behind and we all had a great day in the Oxfordshire countryside. Thankfully we finished just in time before the bad weather came in and we were all tucked up in the local pub with ham, egg and chips!

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Here is a shot all of my Twitter followers will have seen that I took earlier this month. It was from another lovely Oxfordshire shoot I photographed, we had just had a shower and then on the last drive the rainbow appeared.

It is a fabulous experience being out in the great outdoors and I love it whether I have my camera, a gun and even my flag in hand. Roll on the 1st September 2014!

Have a great year everyone, those that don’t follow me on Twitter may wish to as it’s a bit more active then my blog! @thesportingpic

Also, my new website is online for those of you that have not had a chance to look at it http://www.thesportingpicture.co.uk

Stay safe!

 

 

Uffington Farm Shoot

To all of those that attended the Uffington farm shoot yesterday the images will be on a gallery for you to view within 2 weeks. Please either sign up to my blog to get an alert or even better email me and I will send you the details of the gallery once it is live. For security please mention the hosts name in your email. My email is thesportingpicture@gmail.com

It was an absolute pleasure to meet you all yesterday and I hope you enjoyed the shoot as much as I did. I hope you managed to polish off the Jeroboam of red last night too!

In the meantime here is a picture of Otter…The Sporting Picture Gun Dog Photography-IMG_3413_001

Please also have a look at my main Sporting Picture website http://www.thesportingpicture.co.uk  which was launched in August 2013.

Thank you,

Mark

 

Beaters Day and Pickers Up at West Wycombe Park

There was a beaters day at West Wycombe Park today and one thing I never have enough practice at photographing is dogs retrieving birds. I spoke to David Swallow, the head keeper who said it would be fine to hang out with the picker ups and photograph the action from the back of the field. The guns today also had several dogs amongst them who were keen to retrieve the birds too. I spent most of the day with a gentleman, David Frost, one of the writers for the Shooting Times and other shooting titles. He has 4 black lab, all whom are very well trained and excellent gun dogs. I also spent time with Tony and Alistair and their Cocker Spaniels who helped towards more great pictures.  There was plenty of friendly banter going on today between the dog handlers as to the merits of their dogs,  Spaniels verses Labrador……… I’m keeping out of this one!!!

Here are a few pictures, more can be found at the top of the page entitled ‘Picking up at West Wycombe’ or on my Facebook page by clicking here

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EJ Churchill Staff Day Pictures Online!

Today I had the great privilege to shoot (with a gun) on the West Wycombe Estate with some of the staff from EJ Churchill for their annual staff day. I also took my camera along and took some pictures between drives. Here are some of my favourite images from today, others can be found by clicking on the page at the top entitled ‘E J Churchill Staff 2013’ . To all who attended please feel free to copy and save them and use them for your own personal use, all I ask is a LIKE on my Facebook page by clicking here. Thank you!West Wycombe Shoot

Special thanks to Rob Fenwick and Sir Edward Dashwood for inviting me along. I am proud to say I hit double figures on some drives!

Showsley Estate Shoot 15th December

Last Saturday I attended a fabulous shoot at the Showsley Estate, near Towcester with some pretty keen shots! We started the day with a brilliant duck drive, followed by five more mixed drives (mainly pheasant) throughout the day stopping for roast lamb in the shooting lodge at lunch time.  A great day for all concerned with a final bag of 373 finished off with homemade cake and tea in the lodge.

I am currently working on an album for each of the guns that the host is giving them as a momento of the day. Here is a selection of my shots from the day…..

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What’s with the toilet roll you say? I can’t tell you that……

 

Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for your countryside lover?

I may be able to help you out!

I’m a photographer covering everything from portrait sessions to game day photography.

Why not treat your family to a portrait session with the dogs etc in the spring or summer next year. I am offering portrait session vouchers valued at £75 for just £25 until Christmas day. To find out more please email me at info@marklordphotography.com or click here to contact me. Examples of my portrait photography can be found by clicking here.

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Game day vouchers can be  bought (in the form of a letter) for you to give the gun. The cost for me to attend a game day next year will be £200 and albums will start at £250. So a minimum value would be £200 for me to cover the game day. If you could like to give a voucher for me to attend a shoot in 2013 please contact me at info@thesportingpicture@gmail.com

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Fine Art images are availailable in an array of products starting from just £10. products rangfe from Prints, canvases, furnishings and even iPhone covers.  Please click on my Photo Box Gallery here.

http://www.photoboxgallery.com/thesportingpicture

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Finally if I can’t sell you photography, how about a stick? My hobby is stick making and I am proud to make around 100 quality country sticks a year which sell like hot cakes at Christmas. To see the stock I have left and to check out my stick making website please click here www.lordscountrysticks.com

walking-sticks-for-saleThank you!

 

Christmas gifts for the shooting man or lady in your life!

Stunning countryside images presented in a variety of different ways to suit your home and your wallet!

Please have a look at my PhotoBox gallery by following the link. You never know you may find that perfect gift!

http://www.photoboxgallery.com/thesportingpicture

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#Country Life Readers Offers

Have you seen my advert in Country Life and wondering what it’s all about?

Based in rural Oxfordshire,   I am available to photograph your shoot days, your dogs and even your family! With 15 years experience of photographing people I will put you at ease and capture you at your best.  Please scroll down to see my different offers.

Shoot days are available at just £150 for attendance – during the day I will photograph in a photo-journalistic style, capturing the day as it unfolds. From the beaters to the guns I will tell the story of your shoot. I will spend time on peg with each of your guests as they shoot away capturing the great shots and misses!

After the event I can provide a CD of high resolution digital images for you to print. All of these images are digitally enhanced to remove blemishes etc and finished to the highest standard for your own use. Alternatively I will provide you with an album of the images expertly designed showing the images at their best in a beautifully bound coffee table book. Prices from £150 for the first book, additional books for your friends or guests are available on request at a discounted rate.

Here are a few page layouts from last season’s shoots…

Special thanks to West Wycombe Estate, EJ Churchill and National Association of Beaters and Pickers Up.

If you would like me to attend your shoot and photograph your day please email me at thesportingpicture@gmail.com or call me on 07971 093423 to check my availability and to discuss the options.

I am also available for portrait photography, at your home or nearby location. With portrait sessions from just £25 why not get the family together at the country estate, family home or your favourite place for a family portrait shoot? During the shoot I will capture a variety of poses of the whole family, each smaller family group, the children together; any combination you like. These images will be beautifully composed, natural and relaxed, pictures you will be proud to display around your home. Framed wall pictures, canvases and albums available from £100. Follow my social photography blog at ww.marklordphotography.me or email me ar marklordphotography@gmail.com for more information.

I am also available for most types of photography involving people, domestic animals and livestock from Editorial, Corporate, Business Portraits, Events and Wedding. Here is a selection of some of my favourite images.


So whether it is a shoot day, some pictures of the children or some head shots for the business, please contact me to have a chat about your requirements which I hope to be able to help with.

Quote Country Life and claim 10% off the total cost of you photography bill!

Thank you,

Mark