Category Archives: Photography

The School Prom

Last week we had the privilege of taking the photographs of the students at the Durrington High School prom. It was a great evening, and the students were a great bunch. It was a very busy evening for both of us – me taking the photos, and Linda printing them, mounting them, and handling the cash.

The students at Durrington High School have a tradition that they must arrive in style; and this year was no exception.  They arrived in anything from a pony and trap, through flashy sports cars to a vintage open top double decker bus.


Students arriving

Students arrive in style in a vintage open top bus.

School proms are, of course, a relatively recent import from the United States, and I think it is one of the better ideas to have made the journey.  The school prom offers an opportunity for the students to show that they are now young adults and no longer just kids, and it is a grand social occasion to mark the end of their school careers and make the transition into adulthood.

Me? I can’t really remember leaving school; I think we sat our last exam, said something like “well, that’s it then!” and lit up a ciggie as we wandered out of the school gates off into the big wide world.


Wedding Bells

Geoff Penn Photography has been asked to shoot the Wedding Photography at Sarah and David’s‘s Wedding at Lympne Castle in August!  Linda and I are really looking forward to capturing the story of their wedding day.


The Art of the Headshot

Peter Hurley is a photographer who specialises in headshots; he is good, I have used his techniques in my photography with great effect.

If you are a headshot photographer – in other words if you point any sort of camera at another human being in a studio, at a wedding or even with an iPhone in a boozy nightclub – then you’ll learn a lot from this.

The video – created by the Kelby Media Group at the Google+ Photographer’s Conference – is almost an hour long, but worth every minute.

Here’s another Peter Hurley video on how to lose those chins when being photographed.

Also posted in Wedding Photography

Jennie & Martin’s Wedding

Jennie and Martin’s wedding took place at Wotton House Hotel near Dorking in Surrey, on a day which was ideal for wedding photography – dry and slightly overcast – so there was no harsh light and there were no harsh shadows either.

Here are some watermarked low-resolution versions of the photographs taken on their day.

The Bride and her fatherBride on the StaircaseThe BridesmaidsThe First DanceWalking down the AisleThe Bride and GroomThe Bride and GroomSigning the RegisterSnappersJust MarriedSharing a momentThe Bride's Father shares a joke with his daughterThe PrincipalsThe Bride and Groom, Family and FriendsAnnouncing the Bride and GroomThe Toast is....The CakeThe Brides Father speaksCutting the CakeWe're just married !The First DanceCatching the BoquetThe Bride dances with her FatherDancingThe Wedding Party parties

The high resolution, un-watermarked photos can be seen on Jennie and Martin’s password protected page.

Also posted in Wedding Photography

What to do if you find your photographs have been stolen.

This is one of my more popular photographs. Especially with golf clubs who have stolen it for their own use!

Three golfers at sunset. One of my regularly stolen images.

Simon Crofts is a professional photographer and EPUK (Editorial Photographers UK) member. He studied law at Oxford University, and subsequently worked for ten years as a corporate finance lawyer at leading international law firm Linklaters in London and Moscow before he became a photographer.

Your copyright, what you are entitled to claim from an infringer, and how to assemble and present a claim, are all discussed in detail here on his blog.
I have already started chasing infringers – and with some success!
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