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.
It’s that time of year again!! The Glorious Twelfth has come around & after a last minute flurry of preparation we are back out in the field for another season.The shooting season follows a traditional pattern starting today ‘The Glorious Twelfth’ with Grouse, Ptarmigan & Snipe followed by Duck, Geese & Partridge on September 1st & finally Woodcock & Pheasant on 1st October.I was lucky enough to be invited to photograph a grouse shoot last Autumn in Yorkshire. Here is a selection of the images from the day.
I am available to photograph your shoot day from just £250 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 he will tell the story of your shoot. I spend time on peg with each of your guests as they shoot away capturing the great shots and misses!
After the event we work on the images and upload them to a secure gallery for your guests to see. We can also provide a CD of high resolution digital images for you to print from. All of these images are digitally enhanced to remove blemishes etc and finished to the highest standard for your own use. Alternatively, we can 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 £250 for the first book, additional books for your friends or guests are available on request at a discounted rate.
Here’s to a great shooting season – photographs & birds!
Yesterday I had the privilege of photographing the United Retriever Club Gundog Finals hosted by the Buckinghamshire area club at Windsor Great Park. A fantastic day for all that attended and the 27 dogs that I photographed from the 9 regions were a joy to watch (and photograph!). The first test I photographed was a water test and the second test I photographed was a walked up style test which worked really well for photography. I was in the middle of the beating line with teams on either side of me!
For those wishing to see the images please visit the client area of my main website and look for the gallery “URC Gundog Finals, Windsor
The access code is urc2014windsor (no spaces)
Why not celebrate the end of the shooting season with some stunning photographs of your dog or dogs?
A gun dog portrait photography session is a great way to finish the shooting season whilst your dogs are looking fit and trim! Gun dog photography sessions from just £50 for up to two hours in the South Oxfordshire area. I am happy to travel to you for the shoot and travel expenses will be charged. Print prices and digital files start at just £25 per picture.
Why not treat your loved one to a special gift of some wonderful pictures of man’s best friend? Vouchers available on request and can be valid for up to 12 months.
Please call 07971093423 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
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!
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
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 email@example.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!
Please also have a look at my main Sporting Picture website http://www.thesportingpicture.co.uk which was launched in August 2013.
Recently I had the pleasure of meeting two lovely dogs, both famed in Twitter stardom but thankfully neither of them have forgotten their roots. I’m talking about @urbangundog and @ruralgundog two handsome and extremely popular black labs. (They are worth a follow as they are great entertainment!)
We met up on a field owned by one of my farming friends for the session. Urban and Rural’s owners supplied the clothing and the farm supplied the brace of pheasants.
Here are some of my favourite images from the session.
A gun dog photography session is a great way to round off the shooting season whilst your dogs are looking fit and trim! Gun dog photography sessions from just £50 for up to two hours in the South Oxfordshire area. I am happy to travel to you for the shoot and travel expenses will be charged. Print prices and digital files start at just £25 per picture.
Portraits of your pets make great presents so why not treat your loved one to a photo shoot with the dogs! The dogs will love it too!
Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07971093423 for more information.
Those of you that do not follow me on Twitter or Facebook you will be left in the dark so here is the news!
I am delighted and proud to say I have the front cover of The Field Magazine this month for their partridge issue! The picture was taken on the West Wycombe Estate two seasons ago.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the last few years in making my countryside and country sports photography possible.
Have a great shooting season!
A couple of weeks ago I was very lucky to get invited along to a Vale of White Horse Hunt in Wiltshire by another great Country sports photographer Kay Thompson based in Cirencester whom I was introduced to on Twitter. I was keen to get some hunt images under my belt before the end of the season and after a shout out on Twitter Kay invited me along to the rather grand Vale of White Horse Hunt who met on this particular day in a village north of Swindon. Having only ever taken a few pictures on one previous hunt I was a total novice to this sport. My attraction was the spectacle of these ladies and gentlemen on horseback parading through the British Countryside with a pack of hounds leading the way.
I was not disappointed, it was a great day, full of wonderful people, laughter and an incredible sight to photograph. Here are a few of the images from the hunt. Those that attended the hunt and wanted to see more pictures please click here. The password for the gallery the name of the village where the hunt met.
Special thanks to Kay for making this possible for me and also driving me around all day!
Kay’s images from the day can be seen by clicking here
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