Atmospheric shoot of the NDR | Norfolk

The brief was to capture some atmospheric and descriptive images of the NDR and in particular where it meets the A1067 in Norwich.. I arrived on site particularly early, greeted by a Autumnal mist and some stunning morning light.
Add a couple of gradient filters and the brief was achieved.
Wish the morning light always played the game and performed when required.

NDR – Norwich A1067

NDR – Norwich A1067

NDR – Norwich A1067

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Lovely Shoot in Dementia Care Home

Recently I have had the pleasure of shooting for a new marketing agency who have been working closely with a dementia care home. I was commissioned to spend a day shooting at the home for a new campaign.
Given a real rundown on the commission prior to arrival, I knew what to expect, but I have to say I was blown away by the way the home has been designed, the facilities, the care and the hospitality.
Residents were treated so warmly and the friendly vibe within the home was evident.
It wasn’t all magnolia walls and a TV in the corner either! Throughout the entire three floors there were themed areas, remembrance corners, colour, love and that feeling of ‘home’.
A terrific environment and a fabulous shoot. Really enjoyed this one!

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Corporate clients invest in photography

I’m fortunate enough to work with a handful of terrific corporate clients who invest in photography – they have ditched cheap universal stock photography and all the associated problems these images bring (the same images on similar businesses etc) and instead believe in creating their own imagery of staff and clients – real people and a real focus on individuals.

Recently I was sent out to the coast to photograph one of their clients, a landlord who has a reputation for providing fabulous property services, as well as renovating some of the gorgeous Victorian properties along the seafront.

 

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Fabulous Business Shoot in Peterborough

Fabulous shoot a couple of weeks ago in Peterborough… lovely people, great building, inspiring tech and shockingly good food…

A long day with the camera gear, saw a variety of shoots throughout the building. People, food and events were the order of the day… timing the food shoots just before lunch enabled us to eat the samples (not all of them.. just the one dish)… bit unusual this, as normally it’s stone cold and heavily ‘made up’ – but the chef prepared it perfectly and it was ready to go on time and looking great.. .no make up required!

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Cameras, lights, horses and horse-feed!

Occasionally I get shoots booked in that require a slightly different skillset.
This particular summer shoot was for a well-known and extremely well-respected horse feed & nutrition company. Coming from a horse background, it certainly helped with dealing and photographing the various owners and their beautiful horses.
Working with animals is always testing (boy am I glad I don’t work with them full time!) but equally it’s rather satisfying when the images come together.
One of my favourites is the head Nutritionist in one of the feed rooms – the light was just right, adding a small strobe and reflector helped illuminate the shadows and provided a pleasing portrait.
#horses #feed #portrait

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Thousands cycle around Norfolk at Tour de Norfolk Sportive

Thousands of cyclists took to the Norfolk roads on Sunday at the 2nd Tour de Norfolk cycling sportive.
Torrential rain on Saturday thankfully didn’t dampen the spirits of the masses on Sunday, as it started off a little damp, but thankfully the sun came out (mixed with a few showers in North Norfolk) and all involved seemed to have a ball on the quiet lanes of Norfolk.

Photographs from the event are now online – pop along to the Tour de Norfolk website or visit the albums by clicking the link below…

Well done to all who took part and congrats on raising thousands for the Big C!
http://julianclaxton.jalbum.net/

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Enjoyable Shoot on the Norfolk Broads

This shoot on the Norfolk Broads was only a few weeks ago, but already seems like a lifetime ago – oh how I miss the bright days, warm weather and light evenings… winter is creeping ever closer!

Towards the end of August I popped along to How Hill and Thurne to shoot some frames of happy holiday makers and the wonderful scenery. Enjoying a couple of boat trips, we found some willing models and set about some pretty quick setups to get some tourism material shot.. a thoroughly nice day spent on the river… couldn’t wish for much else could we!

#Norfolk #Broads #Tourism #Boating #Holiday

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Spotlight @ Norwich Theatre Royal

I find it hard to believe we’re already at the point of the Autumn (ish) Spotlight event at the Norwich Theatre Royal… a slightly smaller attendance this time around, but the benefits of which meant that people seemed to find time to network and ‘work the floor’

The speaker, was Neil Smith, joint founder and producer of the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, who entertained the audience with a few lovely anecdotes – I particularly enjoyed the description of one of opera trips to Egypt at the time of the Arab Uprising.. having been around Egypt at that time, I can appreciate the humor and indeed concern.

#business #networking #Norwich

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Beautiful Wedding at Waxham Barns

A month ago I had the pleasure of photographing the lovely Ant & Martine at their wonderful wedding on the Norfolk Coast at Waxham Barns.
 
Summer was truly in full swing and we were greeted by lovely weather, beautiful blue sky, great food and well stocked bars!
 
The barns provided the perfect romantic space for their wedding, with the beach an ideal backdrop for some extra photographs.
 
Already a month into their marriage, I’m sure these images will provide a lovely little reminder of their special day. Congratulations folks
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Working with Young people in Saxmundham.. | Photography workshop

The past few days have been an absolute pleasure working with @access_ourwork on a photography project at Saxmundham Youth Booth.
We had a ‘full house’ of inspiring young people who wanted to improve their photography skills and boy did they achieve some stunning results.
Wednesday saw us heading to Dunwich, where a photography workshop was led in the woods, using the rain as a wonderful resource for some stunning creative photography.
Yesterday was spent processing images and fine tuning some street photography techniques in Saxmundham…

The final choices and those that have been printed are really inspiring and show the depth of creativity young people have.
Simply stunning imagery..

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