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!

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!

 

Pike Fishing on the Thames with Roger Wyndham Barnes

A friend of mine who is a shooting instructor recently invited me out for a day’s fishing on a boat with legendary fisherman Roger Wyndham Barnes on the River Thames in Marlow. Those that know me will say, ‘Mark, on a boat?!’ I don’t have the best sea legs in the world but this isn’t the sea so who was I to say ‘No’ to my friend. I’m not much of a fisherman myself but having grown up in Cornwall I have spent a fair few afternoons sea fishing off the rocks and piers with my mates so I was intrigued to go fishing for Pike in one of the most famous rivers of them all.

Our day started at around 8am when I was kindly invited for a full English at the Compleat Angler in Marlow, a venue I have shot many weddings at in the past but I never imagined I would be fishing one day in that stretch of the Thames seeing the hotel from a totally different angle and not a glass of champagne in sight!   After our delightful breakfast we met Roger in his boat aptly named the Compleat Angler on the river bank. We stayed within sight of the Compleat Angler hotel for the day fishing in the weir pools mainly  for the famous Thames Pike. It was not long before we got our first Pike which must have been the largest for the day at around 12lb. Well, with a mixture of expert knowledge from Roger Wyndham Barnes along with some good banter and plenty to eat the three men in a boat had a jolly good day on the Thames catching four Pike by the end of the day, and a few that put up a good fight and got away!

To find out more about Roger Wyndham Barnes please click here for his website or contact the Compleat Angler Hotel for more information or to book your breakfast beforehand!

Here are a few of my favourite images from the day. Oh and my dodgy sea legs? I was fine! 😮

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Official Photographer For The Prince’s Countryside Fund

I am thrilled to have been asked to be the Official Photographer for The Prince’s Countryside Fund after doing some work for them earlier this year. I will now be photographing the projects they have funded all over the UK and look forward to a long and successful working relationship with them.

I look forward to starting on the projects very soon so please keep a look out on The Sporting Picture as well as http://www.marklordphotography.me for projects I have worked on.

To find out more about The Prince’s Countryside Fund and the worthwhile projects they have helped please click here.

Tittershall shoot pictures now available online

The pictures from the Tittershall shoot are now available to view or purchase online. Please go to my Photobox gallery by clicking here and enter the password tittershallshootcw. The gallery is password protected so it can only be shared with Sporting Picture viewers.
To the guns who attended the shoot I will be designing an album for Charles soon and will post a preview of the album online. Should you require a copy them please email me or return the form I gave to you.
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate in contacting me.

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Here is the proof of the album I have designed for my client.  To all the guns identical copies are available for just £150 + £6.95 p+p. Please let me know as soon as possible if you wish to order one. Thank you.

First shoot of the season teaser pictures now online!

On Wednesday I was at my first shoot of the season, a partridge day at the fantastic Tittershall shoot in Buckinghamshire. It really was a great day with a lovely bunch of people and fabulous hospitality from the team at Tittershall. Find out more about Tittershall by clicking here.

In the meantime here are some of my favourite images from the day. I will be putting the rest onto a Photobox gallery overnight so keep checking back.

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Please note these images are digitally watermarked and trackable and should not be saved to phones or computers. Thank you for respecting my professional copyright rights.

#Henley Show pictures now online

The Henley Show pictures are now ready to view. Here is a selection of images to show a flavour of the day . To see the rest or to purchase prints please visit my Photobox gallery  by clicking here

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#Henley Show Photographs Coming Soon…..

After an amazing day the the wonderful Henley Show with so much to see and photograph I needed a good rest yesterday! I am now busy working on the images which I hope to have online within the week. Please keep checking back, In the meantime here are a few pictures to give you a flavour of the day…..

URC gun dog tests at Shardeloes – the pictures are now online!

 

Here is a selection of the images from last weekends URC gun dog test at Shardeloes. Another fantastic event with a great number of entrants with people travelling several miles to take part. This time I opted to position myself on the river bank (well in the river really sitting on a damp log – ahh the glamorous life I lead!) in the morning to photograph the dogs crashing through the water. Well, this certainly had it’s challenges with the low light due to the tree canopy, it was not the best conditions to be photographing dogs flying through the water! But still, thanks to modern technology I have managed to get some great shots of some of the dogs whilst also getting soaked as they charged passed me.

To the competitors, apologies for not getting all of the dogs in the water but it was particularly challenging in the river. Also, sorry for not being able to photograph each of you before you sent your dogs to retrieve – I know this is a great way to reference your dogs when viewing the pictures but it was not possible in the morning.
Some of the water pictures may be slightly ‘softer’ then normal due to the low light conditions however all of them will be fine in the smaller sizes up to 12″x8″ If you would like something larger for the wall of your dog please check with me before ordering.

In the afternoon it all fell into place with good light and I was able to photograph each handler before the dogs were sent to retrieve the dummy. So hopefully any black lab owners will now be able to identify their dogs this time!

With previous events I have put all of the images onto this blog, however it can run a bit slow on some people’s computers so this time I have tried something different.

The pictures are now on http://www.photoboxgallery.com/marklord a gallery I have set up on a site with Photobox. Here you will be able to view the images and purchase them online direct from Photobox. There is a HUGE range of products available from prints to mouse mats and make up bags!

For those that require prints you are welcome to email me or call me with your order and I will order them on your behalf and have them sent to your home address. The photobox gallery will remain online for 4 weeks.

Some people last weekend asked me about a CD of the images of their dogs. I am happy to offer a CD of high resolution images of your dog for £70 or if you have attended other tests at Portman Burtley, West Wycombe and Englefield then I can supply you a CD of all of the images of your dog (s) for £120. You will have to let me know the reference numbers though!!

As before I am happy to offer the popular compilation of 4 images printed onto an A4 for £25 or the larger A3 with 4, 6 or 8 images on together with your dog’s full name, the estate name and date etc for just £50.

Print price are
6×4 -£10
7×5 -£12
9×6 -£15
12×8 – £20 closest to A4
15×10 – £25
18×12 – £35 closest to A3

A4 compilation – £25
A3 compilation – £50

p+p £1.95 on all print orders placed with me.

Please email any order for prints to thesportingpicture@gmail.com or call me on 07971093423. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate in contacting me.

Thank you,

Mark