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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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…..
What’s with the toilet roll you say? I can’t tell you that……
Last Saturday I went to my first Point to Point meeting and what fun it was! Living just half a mile from the racecourse it seemed a worthwhile way to spend a Saturday afternoon supporting local businesses, having a flutter and taking some pictures along the way.
This Point to Point event was at Kingston Blount, Oxfordshire and have a select number of race days a year. At this event there were seven races with the first five being with horses and the last two with ponies. There was a great atmosphere with both young and old and people from all walks of life watching the horses as they race around the course with some jumps along the way.
The Kingston Blount race course has a beer tent, hog roast, other catering facilities and a selection of countryside based stalls for the visitors. With entry for cars being £20 and only a fiver if you walked there it has to be one of the best fivers I’ve ever spent. I lost a bit more with the bookmakers but I still came away with a smile on my face and some great pictures to back up my enjoyment.
So here are a few of my favourite pictures telling the story of the Kingston Blount Point to Point. More details about Kingston Blount and their fixtures can be found here.
Enjoy the pictures!