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General, Photographs

Fields of Gold is one of Sting’s best known songs and I wouldn’t normally choose it but I’ve always thought this line is one of his most sexy.

It’s kinda one of those things always talked about as romantic and a bit dreamy, every school boys fantasy. A roll in the golden corn on a warm summer’s day.

The shoot was an odd one really as we shot the ‘hanging’ one first and it was only after Tinkerbella found a small area of un-harvested ‘barley’ that we decided to shoot it. We had to quickly change our mindset and mood to shoot something totally different which isn’t always easy. I wasn’t sure it should be a nude but when we shot it, it just seemed pure and right.

(On a sidenote about the song, it’s always slightly annoyed me that on the recording, Sting does that annoying thing of ‘softening’ the hard p’s and b’s in words to stop popping in the microphone. Consequently words like ‘upon’ become ‘uvon’ and ‘barley’ occasionally change to ‘varley’. Personally I’d rather a slight pop!)


Model: Tinkerbella                Location: Wiltshire

Hair Flick!


This image is the classic “Girl in Pool’ hair flick shot that we did for fun.

It requires an element of trial and error and ideally would have a more neutral background. The sun was behind the model and slightly to the right of camera which helped to highlight the water splashes against the darker backdrop.

Technically, it’s relatively simple. A wide aperture, a fast shutter speed, low ISO and a model willing to keep on and on doing ‘the flick’ until the shot has been achieved. The techs are 1/1600th sec, f3.5, 100ISO shot with a 70-200mm zoom lens at 80mm. It’s an effective look and post processing has been kept to a minimum with a slightly contrasty retro feel improving the original shot.

Its fun to shoot and adds a distraction to the hot, lazy, summer days during the holiday period…

Wedding Photography


It has been some time since I shot this wedding at The Tunnels in Ilfracombe but I think it is a chance to already reflect on a lovely Summer and all the fluffy happiness that can bring.

Emily and John, our Bride and Groom, are a lovely couple that were happy to let us pretty much do ‘our own thing’! The venue is amazing and lends itself to lovely backdrops and beautiful imagery and left me wishing we had more time and that I want to go back there and do it again and again. You learn so much about a place when you have shot it a couple of times. The downside is you can easily become staid and ‘tired’ of it and that doesn’t lend itself to interesting photography.

Anyway, here are some shots of the happy couple: