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.

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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.

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2015 group training days with partners around Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire

Posted on July 6, 2015 by Darren under Photography Training
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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.

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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.

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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. 🙂

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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. 🙂

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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! 🙂

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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! 🙂

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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. 🙂

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