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Equestrian photographs

I suppose I could have called this post sea horses! Over the summer I was invited to take some photographs of a rather unique event. Once a year the Mid Antrim Hunt here in Northern Ireland takes over the beach in Carnlough to host a day of competitions. The course included racing into the sea, […]

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Wine product photography

I was asked recently to produce some photography for a winery in the South of France called  Domaine Sainte Rose. Run by Charles and Ruth they produce a wide range of very high quality wine. If you enjoy a glass of wine then you should check out the website at After accepting the commission I […]

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Madrid break with photography

Madrid – a big city, a very big modern and vibrant city. I went there last week on a short break, not knowing what to expect. I was hoping  for great tapas and good weather and that’s exactly what I got. I arrived  in the rain after a twelve hour journey and the next time […]

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Back in a studio

I’ve posted a little about this before but here we are again. Most of my photography takes place on location, in the great outdoors, weather permitting, or in various locations such as churches, hotels, clients premises etc. A few times a year I get together with a small number of other photographers in a studio […]

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Wedding photography Photobooks

Isn’t it nice to see photographs in print. Today there is an increasing use of photographs in digital form only. Through smart phones and social media the number of photographs taken and shared is enormous but it is quite often a case of seen today and forgotten tomorrow. I think this is true even in […]

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Model photography

Sometimes it’s good to just try new things with new people away from a commercial need. Last Saturday I and a few like minded photographers booked some studio time to refresh standard working methods. Some ideas worked and inevitably some didn’t. Below are just a few photographs from the session that I liked. What do […]

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New York New York

A few years ago I was fortunate to go to New York to shoot a television commercial. Recently I started to scan some of the negatives (yes it was that long ago) to file as digital versions. I have to say I loved the city – the people, the noise, the bustle and the sights. […]

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Model portraits

Now that winter seems to be here I retreated into the studio for another model portfolio shoot last weekend. The photographs below are some of my favourites simply because of the eyes. Pardon the pun but they really do have a look.                           […]

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Recent wedding photography in Northern Ireland

A few weeks ago I photographed Matthew and Caroline’s wedding in St Malachy’s in County Down and then the reception in the Carrickdale Hotel in County Louth.  Now for a guy from County Antrim that’s a lot of county to cover but with light traffic and very few wrong turns it all went swimmingly. It […]

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Model test shoot

Working in a studio is not something I normally do when photographing people. Of course in my commercial photography I use lighting in a controlled environment but when I’m photographing people I prefer to work on location. Somehow a studio defines the style of photography whereas I prefer the subject’s reaction to the location to be […]

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