Professional Photographer UK Cambridge People Portraits

I enjoy creating the images and writing the content for this blog because - having honed my professional photographic skills over 35 years - I'm experienced enough to know that to continue to deliver quality photography to all my present and future clients I always need to keep learning to improve my photo skills. My constant curiosity ensures I remain current on all things photography.
Leave our Earth environment protected...
22nd April 2017

I took this photo, of sun lit young growing spring leaves, first thing this morning to mark Earth Day. An annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, This year various events including demonstrations involving research scientists are to be held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.
Tonal urban detail...
21st April 2017

My eyes often draw my camera towards detail especially in an urban setting where close up detail appears to complement the surrounding colour tones. The solo splash of vibrant colour in this shot is purple industrial size rubbish recycling bin in the background of this shot - looking 'down' Hobson's Passage in Cambridge - which draws the viewers gaze from the discarded cigarette butts along the passage. Perhaps, like me, the viewer is prompted to imagine the many conversations to have taken place around the ash tray between the puffs and drags of many a workers smoking break.
Building photography...
20th April 2017

Construction site progress portfolios provide me with some favourable opportunities to get creative - with the added bonus of being able to evolve the shots as the project gathers pace and starts to get above ground. I like the simplicity of this shot taken during ground working.
Cape on the rec countdown...
10th April 2017


Engine ignition confirmed ... Kid's climbing frame all set for blast off from local recreation ground this morning .. with a little help from the rising sun.
Trolley splash...
23rd March 2017

A Photograph of any discarded everyday object can offer many interpretations depending on the individual viewer. For some folk it may produce a deep and meaningful observation on humans and our everyday detritus. Alternatively for others it could be one of anger about the state of humanity and a general breakdown of society. Whatever the response, photographs of neglected and abandoned manmade objects provides us photographers the opportunity to get creative and may even result in a photograph with hidden beauty found in unexpected locations.
Case Study ...
21st March 2017

Portrait of Darren Griffin Group Managing Director of MACOI - one of the UK's leading providers of office and educational furnishings and interiors. I was commissioned by Carob Creative, one of a portfolio of portraits for case studies for clients of Cambridge Help Desk IT support providers for businesses in Cambridgeshire.
Owlstone Medical...
19th March 2017

Owlstone Medical opens new high volume breath biopsy lab with Tony Blair visit. During the visit, Mr Blair learned more about the company’s medical breathalyzer which could save 100,000 lives and £1.5 billion in healthcare costs. This includes early detection of lung cancer, and colorectal cancer, the disease from which Owlstone founder, Billy Boyle lost his wife. More detail on this story here.
Spring photography photo chat ...
16th March 2017

Great fun chatting photography and viewing listeners photography with Jeremy Sallis on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire,
Spring colour...
15th March 2017

Loving today's early spring sunshine ... the backlit decorative catkins on this Corkscrew Hazel are enough to lift most folks' winter blues. Yellow is definitely a spring colour when it comes to nature. Come summer, yellow seems a little out of place in any flower border. I didn't have to go far to grab this shot - just had to stick my camera out of the back door. The lens flare top left adds a burst of colour and excitement into the shot.
Thanks postie..
14th March 2017

Always a delight to see how my work looks in any publication. It’s the first time I’ve been sent a publishers catalogue for retailers, so thank you Bonnier Books of Helsinki for the WSOY publication and for the photo credit alongside the legend that is Prof Hawking – much appreciated.
Nordic noir...
25th January 2017

Three years ago today (25th Jan 2014) , I took this photo in Iceland , of their "White House" Hofdi, which hosted the Reykjavík Summit in 1986 - said to be start of thawing of cold war relations between the then leaders of super powers Russia and USA. That's about as bright as daytime hours get during the winters in Iceland - not much of it but it is a beautiful soft light which lends a Nordic noir mood to any photographs lit using just the daylight.
Talented Law students...
21st January 2017


It's always a pleasure when I get to photograph and meet talented people.

Hameeda Hussani and Meriam Altaf, who study at Anglia Ruskin University, have already beaten a team from the University of East Anglia in the UK Law Students Association National Moot Competition, and are now preparing for the second round in January.

Hameeda, who is now 22, left Kabul as a 13-year-old. As a girl growing up in Afghanistan, she had never attended school and arrived in the UK unable to speak any English.

Hameeda’s family settled in Peterborough, where she enrolled at Stanground Academy School, and is now a third year Law LLB student at Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge.

Meriam arrived in the UK aged 16 to attend Fyling Hall School in Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire. Originally from Odessa in Ukraine, the 21-year-old is also a third year Law LLB student, and is representing Anglia Ruskin in the competition for the second time.

Meriam was part of the Anglia Ruskin team that beat King’s College London in the first round of the competition last year. This year she is hoping to go all the way to the final, as well as participate with Hameeda in the National Dublin Moot Competition in February.
Overcast broadcast...
16th January 2017

There's no such thing as bad light for outdoor photography if you know what your doing. Which is why I enjoyed being in a warm radio studio and chatting about photography on overcast, damp days with Jeremy Sallis on BBC Radio Cambs you can listen again, starts at 20min 30secs, here.
Snow flurry cobweb flake...
13th January 2017

Melting snow flake hangs on to cobweb strand during this morning's light snow flurry. You don't need to rely on a heavy blanket of snow to capture the fine detail within a seasonal snow scene. When it's just a light sprinkling of snow, focus on getting a close-up. The accompanying gusts of wind meant I had to use a fast shutter speed to freeze the movement of the wind-battered cobweb. I used a micro lens but you could also capture a similar shot using a decent high-spec compact albeit that your resulting image would not be as close up in the frame or of such a high quality.
Bright and chilly - easy for all...
05th January 2017

Great day even for all with a camera - photo dummies to pro - we can all grab great shots today. my offering Frozen waters on Grunty Fen in the Cambridgeshire fens this morning.
Textured thaw...
03rd January 2017

This photo of temporary ‘street art’ of textured ice detail was made possible due to a rapidly thawing thin layer of ice on a puddle. Sometimes it’s good to shuffle along slowly with eyes focused on the ground rather than looking in the direction where I’m headed. By framing the shot tightly to contain it all within the viewfinder, the impact of the pattern has been emphasised more than if I had shown all the puddle area and some of the surrounding area. It’s a fine example of an impromptu photo opportunity and why it pays to have any type of camera at hand at all times.
Seasons greetings...
24th December 2016


Season's greetings one and all, wishing you and yours a cracker of a Christmas here's to a stonkingly healthy and rewarding 2017 and may your doubts and fears be Carried away by a moonlight shadow, lost in a riddle this Saturday night, far away on the other side
Three in to one...
08th December 2016

The Giraffe the world's tallest land mammal has been classified as vulnerable to extinction. Their numbers have dropped from 155,000 in 1985 to 97,000 over last year claims the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Decline in numbers has been put down to loss of habitat, poaching and civil unrest in many parts of Africa. I took this photo during a trip to South Africa - which just goes to show you wait all day for a Giraffe and three come along together!
New dawn ready to launch...
06th December 2016

A touch of romanticism can be implied by photographs taken in the soft light of a fog covered landscape. Obviously it's not Cape Canaveral(it's Willingham Rd near the village of over in Cambridgeshire) even so this shot here of a telecommunications tower is translated in my imagination as a rocket sat ready for it's impending launch in the fog covered landscape.
Red light...
07th November 2016

Red weather warning ... just had to capture this , there's something appealing about the short-lived backscattering effect of this reflection created by the rear lights of a braking car - the two flares top left add to the fleeting existence of the scene.
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