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

 

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A photo shoot with @Urbangundog and @Ruralgundog

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.

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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 thesportingpicture@gmail.com or call 07971093423 for more information.

Thank you

 

The Field Magazine Cover and New Website!

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.

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Also my new ‘The Sporting Picture’ website has just been launched today. Please click here to see it. My Sporting Picture blog (which you are reading now) will continue to run alongside my website.

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!

 

 

The Sporting Picture Greeting Cards On Sale Now!

Ever been looking for that perfect card for the country lover in your life and always end up buying a card that’s second best? Well, look no further, I am proud to launch a range of cards of country scenes from hunting, shooting, dogs, chickens, farm yards animals that I have taken over the last few years.

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All cards are A6 and printed on an FSC certified stock. They’re satin coated on the outside for better colour reproduction, and the inside is left uncoated for you to write a message. All cards are presented in a cello wrap bag and sent in a card backed envelope.

The current range of images are displayed below and can be purchased separately or in multi packs of 10 or 20 and delivery will be up to 10 days depending on stock levels.
To order Sporting Picture cards please click HERE The passcode is thesportingpicture (lowercase with no spaces)
Thank you.
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European side by side championships hosted by @EJChurchill – Images now online!

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Today I photographed the European side by side championships at EJ Churchill sponsored by Hunter and Eley Hawk.  I decided to stay on the pool shoot as the light was good and I could photograph without any obstacles between me and those shooting (whilst also being safe!). The grouse butts were a great location for the 7 various traps making up the 20 bird competition. I had the pleasure of photographing people shooting some beautiful 100+ year old English side by side shotguns and as it was the CPSA registered shoot at EJ Churchill there were several people shooting over and under shotguns on the pool shoot too.

To see the images please go to the client area of my main website by following this link http://www.marklordphotography-clientarea.com or click HERE

You wil see the gallery there entitled ‘European Side By Side Championships, EJ Churchill’

The access code to the gallery is EJC04072013SBS

Prints start at just £10 and I have an early bird discount of 10% off any orders over £25 placed before the 5th August 2013.

Thank you and enjoy the images!

90 year old Roy and Chums….. @EJChurchill

Those regular followers of my blog will know I photographed Roy Malpas and his friends at EJ Churchill shooting ground earlier this week. Roy was celebrating his 90th birthday and is proud to shoot at EJ Churchill every week with his friends. A leisurely 50 bird English Sporting with a cup of tea before and after is a great way to spend the afternoon with some friendly banter thrown in along the way.

Here are a few more pictures from the afternoon I promised I would post on my blog.

Congratulations Roy, I only hope I have your energy and enthusiasm for life when I’m your age.

Could this be the oldest hot shot in the UK?

Today I had the pleasure of meeting Roy Malpas at EJ Churchill shooting ground. Roy is a much loved regular client and comes in with his crew every week for 50 bird sporting round come rain or shine. Not only is Roy a pretty hot shot but he has also just celebrated his 90th Birthday.

As fit as a fiddle he will put some of us younger ones to shame. Having shot his first gun in 1941 Roy has a wealth of knowledge of guns and as it happens Photography and Cinematography, so you could say we got on like a house on fire. I only hope I have his energy and zest for life when I am his age….

I just wanted to post a quick portrait of him for his family and friends to see. I will post a few more on here in the future.

In the meantime is Roy the oldest clay shooter in the UK?

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Roy Malpas – 90 years and 1 day old