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
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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.
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
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.
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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.
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