Body Paint Photo Shoot

I have been helping out a charity that has put on some events, by taking some modelling images for them. This particular event was a collaborative one between artists, models and photographers. I was one of the photographers. It was quite a new experience, and fun. I get to meet all sorts of people, including professional models, and actors/actresses.

Syon Park Enchanted Woodland

A little trip to Syon Park yesterday to see the Enchanted Woodland. Did this last year, and probably won’t do it again, but I think the pictures have come out better this time. We were there early so wasn’t rushed to get around. Well worth a visit if you don’t mind walking a mile and a half. You can only walk one way round, so have to cover it all.

UthinkPDP Event – part 1

UthinkPDP is a charity, and for more information on that please visit their website ( They had a networking event planned last night, and I just had to go along and take some photos. Part 1 will be behind the scenes, and part 2 will be images of the Fire Dancer, and some other shots. So here are some behind the scenes shots

Cliveden – National Trust

A group of photographers that I have teamed up with decided to visit Cliveden, so this was my second visit in 2 months. Weather was good again, and the flowers were better than the last time, I guess they have had time to bloom. Had a great time. There’s some comments further down on some of the individual images. I decided today to try to use the 70-200mm F2.8L IS II zoom for most of the day. There were times when I wish I had the wide angle on the camera, but continued on. I have to say this is one for the most impressive lenses that Canon makes.

This girl was doing her acrobatics routines, she was very impressive.

Loving how this lens can separate the subject from the background and provide some fantastic bokeh.

This family made me laugh, I was using a buddy’s lens, just messing about, and saw the four different expressions on this family’s faces, and couldn’t resist to capture it.

“Shhhh, don’t tell cupid, but I’m up to no good.” ¬†at least that is what I thought when I saw this.

Couldn’t resist a little bit of HDR on this.

Changed to the wide angle lens now. I had to perform a panorama for the prior image because the 70-200 was too close.

Again, I couldn’t resist an HDR for this, and I love the way the colours have come out.

Footloose Production by Stage Coach

At the local school there was a week long class to put together a Footloose production. Considering they only had a week to put this together with local amateur actors it was incredible. Here’s a selection of the shots that I took. I hate to admit it but I took 700 photos, and they were all pretty good, so I had a hard time narrowing the selection down to a handfull.