The Glorious Twelfth

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.DSGM- ML-IMG_2945_120The 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.DSGM- ML-IMG_4639_044I 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!

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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

 

Showsley Estate Shoot 15th December

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…..

Duck Shooting Photography 1

Pheasant Shooting Photography Oxfordshire 2

Informal shoot Photography 2a

Pheasant Shooting Showsley Estate 3

Pheasant Shooting Oxfordshire 4

What’s with the toilet roll you say? I can’t tell you that……