Lots of group courses available for 2016!

Posted on March 7, 2016 by Darren under Uncategorized
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Here’s the dates for our birds of prey photography workshops. Check out our training days tab for a link to book a place.

2016 training days_BofP

Latest magazine cover image

Posted on January 13, 2016 by Darren under Uncategorized
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It’s been a manic end to 2015, which has seen no updates to my blog, for which I am sorry. 2016 has however started with a manic few weeks too, so I’ve so much to update on! To start with, here’s my latest magazine cover image of The Shuttleworth Collection DH-88 Comet on the front of Pilot.

Feb cover final

2015 group training days with partners around Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire

Posted on July 6, 2015 by Darren under Photography Training
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training workshops

Sunset for mid-summer

Posted on June 27, 2015 by Darren under Commercial Photography
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Whilst covering the mid-summers eve concert in The Shuttleworth Collection’s Swiss Garden, there was the most wonderful sunset. I popped around to the front of the cottage to grab this shot. I didn’t have a tripod, and only had my 580EX II flashgun, so it wasn’t easy to get the shot.


Group training in The Swiss Gardens

Posted on June 4, 2015 by Darren under Photography Training
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My first group training day was a huge success in The Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth. There’s another date this coming week and two more for later in the year. Visit the Shuttleworth website at www.shuttleworth.org/events for more details.


Family portraits in Norfolk

Posted on May 19, 2015 by Darren under Recent portrait sessions
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Despite being based in Bedfordshire, I travel a lot to do my work, and it’s not just aviation and commercial jobs that see me travelling. I spend a weekend up in Norfolk the other week to capture a range a family portraits for a family who were celebrating a parents birthday. I had four groups of families to photograph, each of whom had a different set of characters. It’s was a great session of photography with so many options to play with. 🙂


A challenge!

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I’ve shot a lot of air-to-air images in my time, but none have been as challenging as my shoot a few weeks back! I was tasked with photographing an RAF Hawk trainer, alongside a WWI Bristol F2b Fighter from The Shuttleworth Collection. The problem is that, the Bristol Fighter fly’s at a maximum speed of around 85mph, and the Hawk has a minimum speed of 140mph with the gear and flaps down. This means that the only way to get both in the same shot, is to have the Hawk do a fly by. In normal circumstances, I would use a fast shutter speed to ‘Freeze’ the Hawk as it flew past. However.. a fast shutter speed will freeze the propeller on the F2b, so I had to find a happy medium, that allowed a bit of prop movement, but also kept the Hawk from blurring as it flew past. I’m happy that it worked out, as there was a lot of planning involved and some great flying by all the pilots involved. 🙂


Tasty work!

Posted on May 15, 2015 by Darren under Commercial Photography
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I’ve photographed a lot of different things this week, but there’s something that I love about photographing food! 🙂


Swiss Garden Photography day on Saturday 16th May

Posted on May 8, 2015 by Darren under Commercial Photography, Photography Training
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My first photography workshop of 2015, is at The Shuttleworth Collection’s Swiss Garden. It’s a stunning place to teach photography, and I can’t wait! 🙂


Commercial photography for Potton based beauty business.

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I’ve been at the lovely Cleopatra’s Beauty Consultants today in Potton, shooting some images of the premises for The Villager magazine. 🙂