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So I have finally launched my new website All blog posts will now be uploaded onto the Blog section of the new site.

If you are currently subscribed to this blog and wish to be kept up to date with my new posts, be informed when I post new images, etc you can go to and subscribe to the new site for regular updates. It’s probably worth staying subscribed to this site as well as I may upload the odd post on here if it’s not really suitable or in keeping with the portrait and commercial emphasis of the new site.

I have also just created a brand new Facebook page which is where I will be uploading additional images and running promotions and special offers. Take a look and ‘Like’ the page!

Anyway that’s all for now! Thank you all for following this blog for the last couple of years and for all your comments. I hope you’ll enjoy my work on the new site from this point forward! See you there 🙂



Nottingham Light Night 2012

Last night was Light Night in Nottingham City Centre. It’s an annual event where the city puts on various light installations and displays. As always there was a great atmosphere with loads of people milling around enjoying the various projections and entertainment. Here’s some images I took whilst walking around the city:

Nottingham Light Night 2012

Nottingham Light Night 2012

Nottingham Light Night 2012

Nottingham Light Night 2012

Nottingham Light Night 2012

Nottingham Light Night 2012

Nottingham Light Night 2012

Nottingham Light Night 2012

I’ve just about thawed out now from the sub-zero conditions 🙂


Wollaton Park – Off Camera Flash

Today I decided that my long suffering reluctant model and girlfriend (not reluctantly my girlfriend, just model!) was going to put on a pretty dress and let me take some shots of her using some off camera flash techniques at Wollaton Park in Nottingham.

After arriving at the park and realising that I had left all of my memory cards at home I left her there and went back home to get them. By the time I got back 40 minutes later I found a very cold and not best pleased reluctant model who was even less impressed that I’d left her to freeze for so long in -1 degree temperatures wearing a dress and tights. Still, being the sweetheart that she is she let me take some pictures and I think has just about forgiven me now she’s thawed out and seen the images 🙂

I’ve done a fair bit of processing of these images using textures in Photoshop to give some of them an almost watercolour like appearance. I really like the effect and will probably be using this technique again for another shoot I have coming up this month.

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In other news… I will be transferring my blog over the my new website in the next week or so, so keep an eye out for the new look blog!

Alternative nottingham band promos (and a moroccan man…)

It’s been almost exactly one month since my last blog post which is poor form! Sorry folks…

It’s been a really busy period at the studio so I’ve not had a huge amount of time for my personal work lately which is why I haven’t uploaded any images since my trip out to Morocco.

Now that the excuses are over I’ll get on with the content of my latest post and a little bit of background…

I have recently become a non-smoker!

It has been 9 days 4 hours and 58 minutes since my last cigarette 🙂 (i know this because of my iphone app that tells me how great I am for giving up!) and I’ve found myself feeling a lot more creative since giving up so I’ve been going back over some of my old images and giving them a bit of a spruce up and doing some ‘alternative’ edits on them.

I’ve been playing with textures and experimenting with some dark and moody looks for images; possibly the result of the angst and torment I’ve felt over the last week (poor me!)

Here are a few of the images I’ve been playing around with. If you follow my blog regularly you probably will have seen them before but this is a very different take on the originals:

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I’ll make sure my next post features some nice fluffy, lovely images to make up for the dark, brooding feel of these 🙂

Until next time!


Moroco part 2!

Here’s a few more images from my recent trip to Morocco!

Hope you like them 🙂

Morocco 2011

Yesterday I got back to the UK after spending the last week in Morocco. It’s the second time I’ve been there and hopefully not the last now I have family out there 🙂 Once again I took hundreds of pictures (there’s always something to photograph every time you walk out onto the streets!)

My last trip was to Marrakesh and the surrounding areas. This time we visited El Jadida, Casablanca, and Fes (and some other nearby towns). Here are a few pictures I’ve had time to pick out from the many I took:

I spent most of this trip focusing on ‘shooting from the hip’ – lots of candid photography, getting in close with a wider lens rather than shooting the action from a distance. The joy of this kind of photography is that it allows you to get closer to the people your shooting and connect in a different way. I’m not sure that one technique is better than the other but hopefully you can see the difference in the images.

I’ll upload more as I go through the images picking out my favourites. If you’re interested in the work you see here you can subscribe to my blog or follow me on twitter @Capperture for regular updates.

The Malloch Family

I was back down in my old stomping grounds of Devon and Cornwall last weekend. It was the first time I’d been down there in a good few years so was really nice to be back. Although it was technically a non-photographic holiday I couldn’t help myself and despite being a guest at the wedding I was down there to photograph I ended up doing a fair bit of photography during the day (Wedding photography coming soon!)

I’ve not had chance to go through my wedding images yet but whilst down in the South West I stayed with a good friend of mine and took my camera along when we went for a walk in Plymbridge woods near Plymouth so here are a few images of the Malloch Family; Martin, Claire, Brandon, Bethany, and Caleb as well as dogs Daisy and Noodles 🙂

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I’ll try to get my wedding images up soon so keep an eye out.


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