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Churnet 10th Dec 2011 My new favourite lens - The Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G AF-S.

  My favourite lens would have to be… hmmm maybe not, perhaps it’s the… or at least it was? That would be a toughie! But to name my favourite lens right here, right now, today, would be very easy. That would be my Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G AF-S. It’s not a new lens to the market place or indeed even to my own camera bag, but it’s the lens I’m most enjoying using at the moment. The 50mm...

Untitled-1 26th Nov 2011 New Website launch

      Just a quickie to announce the launch of my new site. For those of you that are already familiar with the site you'll notice most of the changes are subtle, things like Twitter, Fbook and RSS links have been added as well as a much needed make-over to this, the news page. As soon as I work out how to use the new "back end"  I've got a whole host of news I'll be posting, including a new...

BMC A3 Insurance Poster V3 14th Nov 2011 Insured for adventure - The BMC.

I've just been sorting out my Travel Insurance for next year and like most people when it comes to insurance I always try and shop around looking for the best deal. Unlike most people however, I'm definitely a walking liability, at least in the eyes of your average Insurance broker. All those places that the Foreign Office advises us not to travel to, well they head up my list of destinations for...

DSC9809 - 2 5th Nov 2011 Marmot Loft at the Kendal Wall

Just got back from a wet week in London, but before I went down to the Metropolis I managed to grab a day in the South Lakes. Of course it was raining (isn't it always) but luckily for me the job was Indoors! I was photographing the yet to be opened Marmot sponsored "Marmot Bouldering Loft" a fabulous add-on to the already superb Kendal climbing wall. The idea was to illustrate just how large...

DSC9403 12th Oct 2011 Pro Climber Emma Twyford in Da House

 I hadn't seen Emma for a couple of years. In fact the last time I saw her was a British Championship held on a wet and windy Saturday in Blackpool. Bad weather seems to be a reoccurring theme in our shoots! I first photographed Emma Twyford when she was 15. Perhaps that should have read "tried" to photograph her, as pouring rain most definitely stopped play. Torrential rain was once again on...

Klettern 10th Oct 2011 That man McClure again

 I've just got back from a trip to Germany photographing climbing in an amazing area called Ettringen. The climbing hereabouts is predominantly on Basalt which can produce very photogenic lines (Cracks, Aretes and Grooves) Occasionally when we weren't climbing we'd venture into the local town of Mayan to buy groceries, eat out, have the odd coffee (I love my coffee) and load up on anything else...

Clim cover 8th Oct 2011 Front Covers revisited

Well a couple of "Post's ago" I said I'd let you know what happed with that Steve McClure photo that was, then wasn't and then did get used on the cover of a magazine (see previous post on the subject here).   The gist of my post was that I didn't like getting work featured on the front cover because of all the "strap lines" that get plastered on top of the image thus rendering all the...

London surf festival 7th Oct 2011 The London Surf Film Festival and The Kendal Mountain Film Festival

Or to put it another way, "A little of what you fancy" yep for those of you out there that love a little adventure in your life Two great events are just on the horizon. First up is the London Surf Film Festival on the 13th - 15th of October and is shaping up to be a great event, I'll certainly be going along, here's what the organisers have to say about it - An international celebration of the...

Kelly  2  3 fused 1st Oct 2011 The Shooting of Miss Kelly

I originally saw Kelly Rennie on the website Model Mayhem sometime last year. I was looking for Models with outstanding athletic physiques that I could incorporate into a multitude of outdoor / action based photo's and there she was, staring back at me from my computer screen, a ready- made manna from heaven. I emailed Kelly and within a few hours she got back to me. I hadn't got anything...

keala 12th Sep 2011 Keala Kennelly Extreme lady

I don't often post photos that I haven't taken myself, however a couple of days ago I came across a photo that literally stopped me in my tracks - for all the wrong reasons, take a look yourself. The photo you're looking at (taken by Keala herself in the hospital) is of world class surfer Keala Kennelly and the horrific facial injuries she received after a particularly nasty wipe-out face...