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PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER CAR PHOTOGRAPHY RM SOTHEBY'S

15/12/17

Porsche are one of the most iconic sports car brands out there, for decades they have produced cars that have been a motoring icon. The 356 has always been the most famous though, Hollywood made it such a legend with James Dean and Steve McQueen just two of the famous owners of one of Porsche's most famous creations... ...more

PRO SHARE AWARDS EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON

13/12/17

The Hilton Bankside hotel in London hosted the 25th year of the The London institute of Banking and Finance Pro Share awards, and my 11th year of covering them. The venue is a new one for Pro Share and myself and each year a well known celebrity hosts the evenings festivities in front of a packed audience, this year their were just under 500 guests, the biggest audience to date... ...more

FINANCIAL INNOVATION AWARDS 2017

11/12/17

London Institute of Banking and Finance hosted the Financial Innovation Awards at the Hilton Bankside hotel in London lest week, the compere for the evening was Claudia Winkleman from BBC's Strictly Come Dancing with just under 400 people in attendance,,, ...more

KENT ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY

04/12/17

Kent based solicitors, Girling's commissioned me to photograph some iconic landmarks in the County. These were in Ashford, Canterbury and Herne Bay where their offices are based... ...more

CHRIST CHURCH CANTERBURY UNIVERSITY ANNUAL REVIEW

01/12/17

Canterbury Christ Church University hosted their annual review at Old Sessions House, the audience included governors, staff and the Mayors of the surrounding Canterbury and East Kent districts... ...more

CAR AND FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES AT BROOKLANDS MUSEUM

30/11/17

Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey has been my base for digital photography courses since 2010, the historic setting of Britain first Grand Prix circuit and its aviation heritage have made it a great backdrop for automotive and fashion training events over the years. New dates have now been set for 2018... ...more

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY

28/11/17

Insight Investment are the sponsors of various exhibitions that take place at the Royal Academy of Arts, the photography this evening was to cover their hosting of the Marcel Duchamp and Salvador Dali artwork that is on display in the galleries, this also included a private tour for the attendees... ...more

MINI 1499 GT CAR PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

26/11/17

One of the most iconic cars ever produced has to be the Mini, from the 60’s to its rebirth in recent years under BMW ownership the car has been a status symbol, and unlike other cars fits in to different generations due to its bespoke identity due to the various specs and designs that make it unique... ...more

BROOKLANDS MUSEUM AIRCRAFT FACTORY PHOTOGRAPHY

23/11/17

Today a change from photographing cars at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey. With last weeks official opening of the new Aircraft Factory by HRH Prince Michael of Kent, today was a follow up photography session covering all of the exhibits and factory areas for the Museum's website and social media pages... ...more

MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL CLASSIC CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

21/11/17

Auction house RM Sotheby’s are preparing for their first European auction for 2018, this will take place in Paris and one of the first cars that will be featured is the stunning 1968 280SL Pagoda Mercedes that I photographed last week... ...more

REGTEK CORPORATE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON

20/11/17

Central London was the location on a Friday morning to cover the portrait photography of CEO and partner of RegTek, Brian and Lloyd had travelled from their US office in New York for a series of meetings before heading off to Germany in the afternoon, so time was limited... ...more

CITROEN C3 AIRCROSS AUTOMOTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

16/11/17

Citroen have just introduced a mini SUV, the new C3 Aircross which is a more rugged version of its C3 super mini hatchback. The car photography took place in Canterbury and Chilham Village... ...more

ST EDMUND'S SCHOOL EDUCATION PHOTOGRAPHY

16/11/17

St.Edmund's School Canterburyis located just outside of the City centre, overlooking the Cathedral from its prominent historic building. Today I was covering a mixture of music, sports and other areas of the timetable... ...more

BROOKLANDS MUSEUM BELLMAN HANGAR ROYAL OPENING

13/11/17

His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent officially opened the Bellman Hangar today, with dignitaries and some famous celebrity trustees it was a grand affair to celebrate the hard work that has gone in to making this a memorable occasion for all involved... ...more

GOODWOOD ROAD AND RACING TRACK DAY PHOTOGRAPHY

11/11/17

Autumn has arrived and on a fresh but sunny morning ian early November along with some friends and a couple of BMW M performance cars we attended a track day at the legendary Goodwood Motor racing circuit in West Sussex, this had been organised through the Brooklands Trust Members... ...more

LEXUS NX CAR PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

09/11/17

Lexus have over the last few years brought in a more cutting edge to their car design, the NX is a compact SUV that has a self charging hybrid engine and radical styling that makes it stand out from the crowd, especially in the metallic solar flare finish... ...more

BRITISH BEER & PUB ASSOCIATION WESTMINSTER PHOTOGRAPHY

06/11/17

Portcullis House was the location for yesterdays evenings photography event for the British Beer & Pub Associations event, this was to highlight how many jobs were in each MP's constituency and as a result how many staff were employed in the sector.. ...more

ASDA KENT POPPY APPEAL PHOTOGRAPHY

03/11/17

Asda nationally are supporting the Royal British legion by having veterans selling poppies at their stores, today I was covering a press shoot in Sittingbourne for the supermarket... ...more

UNIVERSITY LECTURER PORTRAITS IN CANTERBURY

03/11/17

Academic, Dr Ian Marsh, was photographed recently for an article to appear in the Canterbury Christ Church University magazine Inspire. The portraits took place at the main Canterbury campus in the town centre... ...more

RANGE ROVER SVR CAR PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

02/11/17

This is the second time I have had the opportunity to photograph the Range Rover SVR this year, this time it was for Barretts Ashford Land Rover to promote their new demonstrator which is finished in spectral Racing red... ...more

MODEL PORTFOLIO PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

31/10/17

Autumn provides a great backdrop and with the sky and tones of the afternoon changing often it gives a different feel to portraits, this afternoon I covered a portrait portfolio for aspiring model Sam Cook... ...more

JAGUAR FTYPE SVR SPORTS CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

30/10/17

Jaguar introduced the Special Vehicle Operations unit to the brand a few years ago now, the first branded vehicle to adorn the badge was the F Type 5 litre V8 supercharged sports car, a rare car that is now available as a used vehicle at Barretts Canterbury... ...more

BMW M2 CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

28/10/17

BMW M performance cars have always been generally large coupe/saloon combinations, with the introduction of the "baby" M2 it has opened a whole new audience to the M brand... ...more

BARRETTS CITROEN CAR SHOWROOM PHOTOGRAPHY

27/10/17

Barretts Citroen in Canterbury was the very first dealership to have a separate branded DS showroom in the UK. This evening I covered some updated photos from last year for the company website... ...more

YARROW HOTEL HOSPITALITY PHOTOGRAPHY

26/10/17

Built in 1894 by Sir Alfred Yarrow the large Jacobethan-style building has a long and illustrious history. With training at its heart, The Yarrow has recently been extensively refurbished to create The Yarrow hotel within the grounds of East Kent College. After a years trading it was time today to cover some new photography for the hotel... ...more

MALTA HOLIDAY PHOTOGRAPHY

18/10/17

Always nice to get away after a busy Summer, a week in St Julian's Malta is a great place to visit early Autumn. Temperatures still mid twenty degrees and always the perfect location for great food and drink... ...more

GIRLINGS SOLICITORS CORPORATE PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

13/10/17

Girlings solicitors have offices in Ashford, Canterbury and Herne Bay, Kent. Two days photography had been booked to cover a variety of scenarios showing their lawyers and staff at work in the three towns and offices... ...more

DOVER CASTLE PUB AND RESTAURANT PHOTOGRAPHY

11/10/17

Shepherd Neame have just covered a major refurbishment on the Dover Castle public house and restaurant which is based in Teynham, Kent... ...more

PRO SHARE ANNUAL LONDON CONFERENCE PHOTOGRAPHY

09/10/17

IFS Pro Share 25th conference took place at County Hall, Southbank London in etc venues on Thursday, the annual event attracts large corporate companies and their employees to learn about the previous years events and also future trends in the financial industry... ...more

JO BRAND OPENS NEW UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

06/10/17

Comedian and TV star Jo Brand was at Canterbury Christ Church University’s opening of their new campus, Solomon’s which is in the heart of Tunbridge Wells, Kent... ...more

CLASSIC 300 CAR RALLY

02/10/17

Showcasing 300 years of English Freemasonry, the Masonic Classic Vehicle Club had organised a series of classic car runs that had taken place across England an Wales. The last event finished at the historic setting of Brooklands Museum in Weybridge... ...more

BLACKTHORN TRUST EVENING DINNER

02/10/17

The Blackthorn Trust which is a charity in Maidstone hosted an evening Dinner, this was to raise awareness of the work that they cover and also to help with funding towards their new Psychic garden which had been designed by award winning landscape designer Marion Boswell... ...more

MILLIE KNIGHT PARALYMPIAN SKIER PORTRAITS

28/09/17

Almost four years have flown by since I first started covering the photography for paralympian Millie Knight, during her career she has gone from strength to strength and my photos of her have graced the cover of the Times along with other national newspapers and magazines... ...more

MIX OF PORTRAITS THIS MONTH

27/09/17

One area that’s continually covered in my photography work is the corporate portrait, with social media so active now companies are keen to update their portraiture and to have new staff photographed as soon as possible... ...more

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE AT BROOKLANDS MUSEUM

25/09/17

The final photography course took place on Sunday at Brooklands museums, six photographers and three models alongside some American vintage cars plus constant sunshine made a great end to this years programme... ...more

MOTORLINE NEW CAR SHOWROOM PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

25/09/17

Automotive dealer Motorline opened its new showrooms in Dartford at the weekend, with Skoda and Nissan on a newly developed site just off of the A2 near the Dartford crossing the photos were going to be used to promote a weekends grand opening... ...more

THAMES CLIPPER PUBLICITY PHOTOGRAPHY

21/09/17

Early evening and a trip on the Thames Clipper to cover some publicity photographs with the CEO's of MBNA Thames Clipper and London Resort Company Holdings in attendance to promote this alternative service to commuters and tourists... ...more

AARDMAN ANIMATIONS WORKSHOP

20/09/17

Aardman animations in partnership with London Resort Company Holdings held a series of workshops at schools in North Kent. This gave the pupils a chance to learn first hand how to make characters from the animators who produced Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep characters... ...more

NIKON D850 CAMERA REVIEW

18/09/17

Nikon released the new D850 two weeks ago, I was lucky to be one of the first to pick one of the first ones up on its day of release thanks to Canterbury Cameras. 45.7 megapixels full frame camera and promises of a full upgrade over the existing D810... ...more

MORGAN SPORTS CARS PHOTOGRAPHY

18/09/17

Brands Hatch Morgan are based in Borough Green, Kent. Today I had two of their roadster models for a few hours with a view of photographing them for the dealers website. Two open top sports cars and the British Summer would have been a great combo, but alas the weather wasn't on my side... ...more

LONDON INSTITUTE OF BANKING & FINANCE GRADUATION

14/09/17

The London Institute of Banking and Finance graduation and presentation ceremony took place again at the historic Guildhall, set in the heart of London. The ceremony awarded students with degrees for undergraduate, postgraduate and professional qualifications... ...more

CAR PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING COURSE BROOKLANDS MUSEUM

11/09/17

Sunday morning and off to Brooklands Museum for the penultimate photography course of the year, this was to be the final car photography course and I had a real mixture of classic and modern sports cars... ...more

PFPR WEBSITE PHOTOGRAPHY

11/09/17

PFPR are an automotive PR agency based in Maidstone, Kent who specialise in motoring relations to a worldwide audience. Their clients include Honda, Hyundai, Rolls Royce to name but a few... ...more

CLASSIC CAR AND BIKE FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHY

08/09/17

Sunday saw the sixth annual Frankie's Classic car and Bike festival, it was held at the Ford Technical centre in Basildon, Essex. It was also the 15th anniversary of the Ford Focus RS which has already turned in to a cult classic among enthusiasts... ...more

ART PHOTOGRAPHY COMMISSION IN KENT

06/09/17

McBrides accountants are based in Foots Cray, near Sudcup and currently are hosting an exhibition of my architectural photography of London. They had also asked me to take some photos of the local scenery which would be used as artwork at there head office... ...more

SALON PRIVE CLASSIC AND SPORTS CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

01/09/17

Salon Prive is a motor show like none other, it is held at the Heritage Site of Blenheim Palace in charming Woodstock. The car show successfully combines the latest supercars, hypercard and concept cars with the most beautiful classic cars ever assembled... ...more

BROOKLANDS MUSEUM CAR PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

31/08/17

Summer finally arrived this weekend, and on Sunday with a dozen classic and modern sports cars the fifth photography course of the year took place at the historic Brooklands museum site. Six photographers attended to take automotive photos against some amazing backdrops, including Concorde and on the banking of the old circuit... ...more

GERALD WILTON DESIGN PR PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

30/08/17

Shepherd Neame commissioned me to photograph at Gerald Wilton's studios just outside of Canterbury. The family run company has a reputation nationwide for producing authentic and accurate artwork for the pub industry, today they were working on oil paintings for some of the breweries more traditional pubs... ...more

LEXUS LC SPORTS CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

26/08/17

Lexus is best known for producing comfortable, reliable and understated cars. Back in 2012 it produced the LFA model, one of the greatest super cars ever built, and this was according to a Mr Clarkson as well. Since then the RC coupe has been introduced and a few weeks ago the LC was delivered to UK showrooms... ...more

HONDA CIVIC TYPE-R CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

25/08/17

After a brief introduction the fourth generation Type R hot hatch has been replaced by the fifth generation FK8 version, an all new car that is now spread to a worldwide marker. Manual six speed gear box, five doors and a healthy 316 BHP... ...more

FOOD AND DRINK PHOTOGRAPHY IN ESSEX, KENT AND SUSSEX

24/08/17

Over the last couple of months I have covered a number of pub and restaurants for Shepherd Neame brewery, its been a longer process then anticipated due to the lack of consistent weather this Summer to cover the food and drink photography... ...more

EXCLUSIVE FITNESS GYM PHOTOGRAPHY

22/08/17

Exclusive Fitness is a private gym with a group of personal trainers, all highly qualified to achieve the customers desired results. The facility is based in Wincheap Canterbury and has a reputation for its friendly team and facilities... ...more

CLASSIC CAR PHOTOGRAPHY RM SOTHEBY'S

17/08/17

Another car shoot back to back for RM Sotheby's, and a true legend, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. This car received worldwide recognition in the classic Bullitt movie and later on in the 2000 Nicolas Cage film, with Gone in 60 Seconds, this car has full racing heritage which makes it even more unique... ...more

RM SOTHEBY'S CAR AUCTION PHOTOGRAPHY

17/08/17

Photographing supercars is always a delight, but when its one of the most respected and iconic ones ever made its a bit special. The Ferrari F40 was photographed in Hertfordshire last week for auction group RM Sotheby's... ...more

JAGUAR SPORTS CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

16/08/17

After a busy weeks automotive photography it was nice to end it on a sunny Sunday morning with a trio of Jaguar sports cars, the new F Type and a pair of timeless classics, the D Type and E Type which is constantly described as one of the most beautiful cars in the world... ...more

BARRETTS AUTOMOTIVE BODYSHOP PHOTOGRAPHY

15/08/17

Barretts of Canterbury have been established in the motor industry for over one hundred years now, they have developed over the years covering BMW, Citroen. Honda, Jaguar and Land Rover sales and servicing across Canterbury and Ashford... ...more

PORSCHE USED CAR PHOTOGRAPHY HERTFORDSHIRE

14/08/17

This week has been full of automotive photography, covering used photos for specialist car dealers, auction houses and private collectors. I covered some photography for Hertfordshire based dealer Jeremy Nottingham of a white Porsche 911 GT3 Club Sport, a race prepped version of the standard 911... ...more

LONDON PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

08/08/17

McBrides accountants based in Sidcup is the venue for a mini photography exhibition of some of my London photographs, taken over the last few years these images depict some iconic locations... ...more

LAND ROVER DEFENDER USED CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

08/08/17

Continuing the Land Rover theme with my third LR car photography shoot in three weeks, this time a shiny 18 year old Defender for a private seller, an abandoned farm yard was the perfect location for this off road icon... ...more

RANGE ROVER VELAR AUTOMOTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

04/08/17

Range Rover announced the Velar model earlier this year, and then appeared a few months later. This is a first in the car world as models are teased over years by manufacturers to build up interest in the brands. Fair play to Land Rover for this strategy as the car received many compliments over the weekend... ...more

PIER FIVE RESTAURANT PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

02/08/17

Shepherd Neame brewery based in Faversham has just opened a brand new bar and restaurant in the Pier Five development, based in the heart of Chatham Marina, Kent. The opening evening took place last Thursday to invited VIP's... ...more

CLASSICS ON THE GREEN CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

01/08/17

Classic cars in the green is a car show that is now in its seventh year, with over 180 cars on display set in the picturesque village of Bearsted it is one of my favourite events to cover on the car calendar... ...more

RAMBLING' MAN FAIR 2017

31/07/17

Being a massive rock fan it was a great privilege to be able to have access in the press pit for performances from ZZ Top, UFO and a host of other top acts covering blues, rock and prog genres at the 2017 Ramblin' Man Fair... ...more

WELLINGTON COLLEGE PHOTOGRAPHY IN BERKSHIRE

27/07/17

Wellington College is situated in Crowthorne, Berkshire. Set among woodlands and greenery it is a stunning location, today I was covering a days photography for Bell International Schools. The International students use the Summer break to visit the UK and brush up on their languages... ...more

RANGE ROVER SVR CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

25/07/17

Canterbury Prison was the location to photograph a very special vehicle last week, the 5 litre V8 supercharged Special Vehicle Operations Range Rover SVR... ...more

EGGS AND APPLES FARM SHOP PHOTOGRAPHY

24/07/17

Eggs to Apples is run by Susannah and Craig Hewett and a great team of knowledgeable and food loving people. Susannah and Craig mark the third generation of the Barnes family to run a farm shop in the village, todays photo shoot was on behalf of McCabe Ford Williams accountants who look after the companies accounts... ...more

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON

24/07/17

Sunday morning and a trip up to London to cover a portrait location shoot with model Phoenix Red, the location was the stretch of the Southbank... ...more

RONART RACING CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

21/07/17

Ronart designed the W152 sports car in 1981, with production starting in 1986. A modern take on the front engined Formula 1 cars of the 1940s and 1950s. Todays car photography shoot took place at Brooklands Museum... ...more

SUMMER PARTY PHOTOGRAPHY CANTERBURY

18/07/17

Canterbury Christ Church University's St Martins priory was the venue for the London Institute of Banking and Finance's summer party, this saw both Canterbury and London branches together for a celebration of the last years achievements on a Glorious Summers evening... ...more

BROOKLANDS SUPER CAR SUNDAY PHOTOGRAPHY

18/07/17

During the Summer every year Brooklands Museum host a celebration of Super cars and sports cars, this brings together classics, modern day poster cars and the odd Formula 1 car of yesteryear... ...more

JAGUAR EPACE WORLD PREMIERE PHOTOGRAPHY

14/07/17

Jaguar unveiled the brand new compact SUV to a packed audience of press, customers and VIPs at London's Excel yesterday evening. This is arguably the most important car in its history as this sector is the biggest market at the moment... ...more

MACDONALD HOTELS HOSPITALITY PHOTOGRAPHY

13/07/17

Macdonald hotels are a group of 45 hotels across the UK, each with its own unique style. They range from countryside to city, every Macdonald Hotel is full of individual charm and strong local character. With the venues being located from Scotland to the South of England, today they had an event at the Deck terrace located at the National theatre to promote their hotels to a London audience... ...more

ATHLETICS PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

10/07/17

Yiannis Christodoulou is part of the Great Britain Aquathlon squad and I have been covering the photography for him since 2015. The sports portrait photos are partly to show off some of his new training kit (which I am proudly a sponsor) and some action photos, this is to attract new sponsors and to raise his profile... ...more

BENTLEY WOOD SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY IN MIDDLESEX

06/07/17

Bentley Wood is an all Girls school for 11-16 year olds, based in Stanmore, Middlesex it is set in scenic woodlands and has a reputation for providing superb results across its age groups in examinations. I was at the school for a full day and the aim was to put together a new set of images for the website and marketing materials... ...more

KENT COUNTY CRICKET CLUB PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

05/07/17

Kent County Cricket Club have ben running successful youth squads for many years, with the programmes they run their aim is to show the youngsters how a professional team operates and over two days a photo shoot was arranged at the St Lawrence ground where the county play their home games... ...more

RANGE ROVER ARTWORK PHOTOGRAPHY

03/07/17

Barretts Land Rover have an extensive range of options on there cars, the Autobiography range being the ultimate in luxury and refinement. One of there clients has purchased two Range Rovers specced to the hilt, and as a thank you Barretts asked me to photograph the two vehicles which were produced as artwork as metallic prints... ...more

CATS COLLEGE GRADUATION CEREMONY PHOTOGRAPHY

30/06/17

A busy afternoons photography for CATS College which is based in Canterbury, the school has some of the best facilities in the UK for International students who are looking to improve on there language and other skills. The photography was to cover the graduation ceremonies at the Gulbenkian Theatre, University of Kent in Canterbury... ...more

CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY STAFF PARTY

29/06/17

Each year the staff at Canterbury Christ Church University have a Summer garden party, this is an opportunity for the members across the campus to meet up and have a lunch and time off during a busy period before the students return to the University in a few months... ...more

LEXUS RC COUPE PHOTOGRAPHY

26/06/17

Lexus will always be remembered for pioneering one of the very first hypercard, the LFA, well ahead of its time with design and engineering that only the Japanese could produce. Using the DNA and some design cues the RC coupe was introduced to continue the sports brand in to the range... ...more

SHEPHERD NEAME BLUEWATER POP UP PUB

26/06/17

Shepherd Neame have opened a temporary shop in the prestigious Bluewater shopping centre, it has merchandise, drinks to taste and their expert brewers talking about the different varieties of Beer that they brew... ...more

AEGIS LONDON CORPORATE HEAD SHOTS

23/06/17

Aegis London commissioned me to photography over 100 of their employees over a two day period, the images were to be used on the companies new website and also for Linked In and various social media platforms... ...more

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY IN FLORENCE ITALY

23/06/17

Florence is the capital of Italy's Tuscany region, and home to fine dining, architecture and historical pieces of artwork which can be seen in galleries and squares around this beautiful City... ...more

PROSHARE 25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS IN LONDON

15/06/17

ProShare is apart of the London Institute of Banking and Finance, last week it celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Banking Halls in the Cornhill building opposite the Bank of England... ...more

CHESS MUSICAL DRAMA PERFORMANCE PHOTOGRAPHY

15/06/17

Canterbury Christ Church University are presenting their performance of the world famous Chess musical this week, written by the pop group Abba it has been in musical theatres for decades and infamous for many of its songs... ...more

SUMMER EXHIBITION ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

14/06/17

Insight Investment has been sponsoring the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition for over a decade now, the opening evening of the event was open to invited clients and guests of the company on a warm Summers evening at this historic venue in London... ...more

CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY SPORT AWARDS

12/06/17

Canterbury Christ Church University hosted their annual sports awards at Kent County Cricket ground, the sports scholars, family, friends and VIP's were invited to a celebration of the achievements over the last year... ...more

TRACK DAY PHOTOGRAPHY AT GOODWOOD MOTOR CIRCUIT

09/06/17

Brands Hatch Morgan held their annual track day at the historic Goodwood motor racing circuit. The day had over forty Morgans from the early 1930's to the brand new Aero 8 model, with novice drivers to regular visitors to the stunning location of the Goodwood Road & Racing Club... ...more

LONDON TO BRIGHTON CAR RALLY PHOTOGRAPHY

08/06/17

Brooklands Museum hosted the 29th annual London to Brighton car run, the GE Classics event covers a different route to the traditional one that takes place from London in November, it also includes a mix of classics, sports cars and kit cars, providing an eclectic variety to photograph on the day... ...more

PORSCHE 911 AUTOMOTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY BROOKLYNS

07/06/17

Sunday and after covering the 400 plus cars taking off for the London to Brighton rally from Brooklands I had the chance to photograph a stunning 911 Carrera 4, from 1995 it was the last of the air cooled Porsches... ...more

SHEPHERD NEAME BREWHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

05/06/17

Shepherd Neame celebrated the completion of a modernisation of its Victorian brewery in Faversham on Thursday, with founder of the Boston Beer company, Jim Koch visiting from the States to cover the official opening in Faversham, Kent... ...more

EAST KENT COLLEGE PHOTOGRAPHY

02/06/17

East Kent College have three locations in the South of the county, today was the first of three photography sessions across the campus's. Today I was covering the two Colleges based in Dover and Folkestone... ...more

CANTERBURY COLLEGE EDUCATION PHOTOGRAPHY

31/05/17

Canterbury College commissioned me to cover some follow up photography after a full days shoot last Autumn, today was a half day covering four areas which the marketing team wanted to highlight... ...more

DELOREAN DMC-12 CAR PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON

30/05/17

DeLorean produced one of the most iconic cars to ever appear in a film, the DMC-12, a car that appeared in the Back to the Future franchise and allowed Marty McFly to travel back in time. I met with the owner of this pristine example very early in the morning in London... ...more

WHITSTABLE BAY SAILING SHIP PHOTOGRAPHY

25/05/17

Whitstable Harbour was this afternoons location for a photography commission for Whitstable Bay lager, they are the sponsors for Great, a sailing ship that is 125 years old and is now displaying the company logo on its huge sails... ...more

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY - ROAD TRIP TO ITALY

24/05/17

Ten days, six countries, 2300 miles and quiet a few tanks of fuel between a supercharged Jaguar and a Turbo Porsche meant a great time. A road trip with four friends and covering some amazing roads, great food and wine plus a chance to take some photos against some stunning backdrops provided a real busman's holiday for me... ...more

KENT UNIVERSITY ART EXHIBITION PHOTOGRAPHY

22/05/17

Students from the School of music and fine art hosted a special preview on Saturday afternoon to a large audience, this was to show off the vast range of creative talent that is on show from the University of Kent... ...more

ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

19/05/17

Kent based building and construction company Arkay Building Services have been a client of mine for may years, this week I covered a variety of projects they had just completed for their new website... ...more

PORSCHE 911 TURBO S CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

18/05/17

Ten days spent in Europe with a Porsche 911 Turbo S in your rear view mirror is always going to be an exciting prospect, when the turbo cuts in it sounds like a jet fighter. Covering some mesmerising roads in Italy and Switzerland the Turbo was right at home, and on its home turf of the autobahn in Germany as well... ...more

MORLEY GALLERY, LONDON ENGINE ROOM ART EXHIBITION

17/05/17

Morley Gallery is a public venue that is dedicated to reflecting the breadth of art and design practice. The College's programme of exhibitions and events supports the creative development of artists working across all art forms and at all stages of their careers: students, emerging and established... ...more

LONDON INSTITUTE OF BANKING STUDENT FINALS 2017

08/05/17

The LIBF annually hosts the student investors finals at its offices in Monument Square, London. Eight teams from across the UK compete against each other for the coveted overall title. The event was attended by industry experts who were judging the event... ...more

AUTO ITALIA CAR PHOTOGRAPHY EVENT AT BROOKLANDS

30/04/17

Brooklands has hosted the Auto Italia magazine sponsored car show for a number of years now, their can be very few displays where you can see a dozen Lamborghinis with a 1993 Fiat Tipo among these brutal and exotic super cars... ...more

NEW LAND ROVER DISCOVERY CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

29/04/17

Land Rover have been the biggest name worldwide when it comes to four wheel drive vehicles, their reputation for making luxury cars that have the very best off road performance is legendary. So when a new model comes out its a very important occasion... ...more

NEW HOMES PROPERTY PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

25/04/17

Barretts property holdings have just built a range of premium properties in the heart of Canterbury, with views of the Westgate Towers, Canterbury Cathedral and the Marlowe theatre it is all about the location. The photography will be used to advertise the properties through Finn's estate agents... ...more

CAR PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES AT BROOKLANDS MUSEUM

17/04/17

Brooklands has been the base for my car and fashion photography courses for over 6 years now, in that time hundreds of amateur photographers have attended these and with the stunning backdrop of the historic racing circuit and museum the home of British Motor Sport has provided some great portfolio images for the attendees, today was the second course of 2017... ...more

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON

13/04/17

Brick Lane is an iconic location in London, full of trendy boutiques, coffee shops and stunning backdrops with some of the best street art you are ever likely to see. The perfect backdrop for a fashion shoot with model Siobhan... ...more

AUTOMOTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY ARTWORK FOR BMW

12/04/17

Broad Oak BMW commissioned my a few years ago to cover some artwork for their showroom and offices, with the range ever changing I had bee commissioned to cover some new car photography images to be displayed as large format acrylics... ...more

CANTERBURY PHOTOGRAPHIC ART IMAGERY

11/04/17

Canterbury is one of the most photographed places in Kent, with plenty of history around the city and various monuments its a photographers paradise. I had been commissioned by a client to cover some more abstract imagery of the City for some photographic artwork which would be displayed in their offices... ...more

NEW HONDA CIVIC CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

07/04/17

Honda have just released the new Civic, a five door hatchback that's the space inside of an executive saloon. The car is built in the UK and will be produced to a worldwide market, the design seems more American influenced to me with its large bumpers and would make sense due to the large interior space. The model I drove and photographed was the Sport model... ...more

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R CAR PHOTOGRAPHY IN FRANCE

06/04/17

Volkswagen have always produced hot hatches, ever since the late 70's when the GTI changed the face of the family hatchback. Now the most favoured by the motoring press, the Golf R is the one for the competition to beat... ...more

RONDOS FOOTBALL ACADEMY PHOTOGRAPHY

05/04/17

Rondos football academy has four centres in Kent, the y specialise in developing footballers from the age of 5 to 16 years old. The photography this evening was at the Kings Hill Centre in West Malling where the images would be used on their website... ...more

UNIVERSITY OF KENT WEBSITE PHOTOGRAPHY

04/04/17

The location for todays photography assignment was at Medway Campus for the University of Kent. The web designers are currently working on a brand new site and require specific imagery for the top banners to highlight the campus, these were to highlight the social aspect of life at the University… ...more

PORSCHE 911 TARGA CLASSIC CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

03/04/17

Another great iconic car to photograph during my car photography course at Brooklands Museum, from 1972 the Porsche Targa was a joy to photograph and is for sale at Brooklands car at £129,995... ...more

SHIPOWNERS CLUB PORTRAITS IN LONDON

31/03/17

Friday morning and a trip to London to cover some corporate portraiture for the Shipowners' Club. A variety of locations were used, including the Oxo Twoer restaurant along London's Southbank,,, ...more

DOG PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATION LIGHTING

28/03/17

After covering a few sessions of photography at Bourne veterinary centre just outside of Canterbury I met a familiar face at the puppy school, Dave works at Motorline Renault and after having a chat his Rottweiler puppy Kayo seemed very keen on the camera, hence the meeting up last weekend to capture some portraits of the pooch... ...more

BROOKLANDS MUSEUM CAR PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

27/03/17

Brooklands has been the base for my car and fashion photography courses for over six years now, in that time hundreds of amateur photographers have attended these and with the stunning backdrop of the historic racing circuit and museum the home of British Motor Sport has provided some great portfolio images for the attendees, today was the first on the calendar for 2017... ...more

GOODWOOD 75th MEMBERS MEETING PHOTOGRAPHY

22/03/17

This year’s weekend at Goodwood Motor racing circuit featured a dozen races, including one for motorcycles, and three demonstration runs that proved every bit as head-turning as the competitive action... ...more

THE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW 2017 PROFOTO SPEAKER

21/03/17

The Photography Show is a destination for all image creators, and its home of the NEC had hundreds of exhibitors the year. A range of seminars and demo sessions show off the latest innovations, and also photography professionals talk about various bits of kit, I was lucky enough to be talking about automotive photography on the Profoto lighting stand... ...more

LOTUS EVORA SPORTS CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

17/03/17

Automotive photography is always a bonus to cover when the suns out and you get the chance to photograph sports car that is 400 bhp and owned by a fellow petrolhead. So with the sun out, blue skies as far as the eye could see we set off to the seaside... ...more

MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY

17/03/17

Joe Green is a Canterbury based musician who has a number of bands, and also performs solo gigs throughout the South East on a regular basis. The Joe Green Blues Explosion group visited the studios in the afternoon for an up to date shoot of the group... ...more

CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY AT CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL

14/03/17

Canterbury Christ Church University's annual Cathedral concert took place on Saturday evening at the stunning Canterbury Cathedral. The students from the music and performing arts performed a variety of classics from the worlds greatest conductors… ...more

BMW M4 GTS SPORTS CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

13/03/17

German automotive giant BMW produced a more hardcore version of its ever popular M$ coupe last year with the £121,000 M4 GTS. With only 700 produced worldwide and a small number coming to the UK, 30 in total today was a very special opportunity to photograph this 500 bhp performance car... ...more

MASTER BREWER EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

10/03/17

Faversham brewery Shepherd Neame commission me for a wide range of photography work, recently it has been covering new pub and restaurant acquisitions, refurbished venues and also new signage incorporating the companies new branding and colours. All of this work has been used across the websites, social media and now the Master Brewer, a quarterly magazine that goes out to clients, staff and various other industry experts... ...more

EC3 LEGAL CORPORATE PORTRAITS IN LONDON

10/03/17

Corporate portraiture covers so many areas, in this day and age profiles on social media, press releases and also website pages. EC3 Legal had commissioned me to cover a series of portraits of their team at their offices in Leadenhall Street London, right in the centre of the capitals financial district... ...more

PROFOTO B2 OFF CAMERA FLASH

07/03/17

Profoto have been in the UK for a number of years now, the swedish company have a reputation with photographers worldwide for quality and innovative portable lighting units that can work for any photography assignment... ...more

MINNIS BAY RESTAURANT PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

07/03/17

Saturday evening saw the official opening of the Minnis Bay pub and restaurant, situated on the coast of North Kent it has been refurbished in to a stylish location offering outstanding views and great food along with an extensive drinks list... ...more

EDUCATION PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON

06/03/17

Morley College this afternoon in Lambeth London as a follow up to last months photography, this time was to capture some corporate head shots and cover some areas that were not available to capture last time... ...more

ASTON MARTIN DB5 CLASSIC CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

01/03/17

Aston Martin produced the DB5 in 1963, it was to be one of the most iconic cars ever released, the James Bond reference only helped to elevate it as one of the most desirable cars around, not just then but today with mint examples heading toward seven figure prices... ...more

LORD MAYOR CHARITY DINNER CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL

28/02/17

Lord Mayor Charles Metcalfe hosted a dinner and dance charity event at Cathedral Lodge situated in the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral. Motor group Barretts of Canterbury were the main sponsors of the event that had 200 guests attend... ...more

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURING AT UNIVERSITY OF KENT

27/02/17

During the last month I have been a guest lecturer at the University of Kent, covering a range of photography disciplines that will lead to he students providing a basis for their final project of nine individual images... ...more

PUB AND RESTAURANT PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

21/02/17

Beer and pub company Shepherd Neame have just bought a chain of five restaurants in Kent for £11.9 million.The Faversham-based brewer, which employs about 1,300 people, has taken control of Village Green Restaurants from its previous owners... ...more

BOURNE VETS PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

20/02/17

Bourne veterinary practice is based in Bekesbourne, just a few miles outside of Canterbury, Kent. I was paying an annual visit to update the photography for the company... ...more

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PHOTOGRAPHY IN CANTERBURY KENT

16/02/17

Waiting for the ideal weather this time of year is sometimes a waiting game, fortunately this week was perfect to photograph commercial property of Logan House, a new three storey business complex in the heart of Canterbury... ...more

PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

15/02/17

Product photography is generally a mix of studio and lifestyle imagery, recently I was asked to take some images for a local company who had manufactured a large suitcase that was being promoted to large businesses as a portable back up office... ...more

SIGMA 85MM 1.4 ART LENS REVIEW

13/02/17

Sigma have been one of the best quality manufacturer of independent lenses for the top camera brands around, in recent years their Art range of lenses have come head to head with the likes of Canon and Nikon like for like lenses and performed better in tests online and in magazines... ...more

LONDON INSTITUTE OF BANKING & FINANCE PHOTOGRAPHY

09/02/17

London was the location for the London Institute of Banking and Finance Henry Grunfeld lecture yesterday evening, the key speaker for the event held at Haberdasher's Hall was Lord Alistair Darling.. ...more

ADOBE HOTEL CANTERBURY INTERIOR PHOTOGRAPHY

08/02/17

Abode Canterbury is the city's premier hotel, situated in the High Street just a short walk from the Cathedral and Westgate Towers it is in the prime position for couples to get married. Today's photography was to cover interior photos of the wedding rooms and chefs table for the company website... ...more

MACDONALD HOTELS CORPORATE PHOTOGRAPHY

08/02/17

Macdonald hotels are a group of 45 hotels across the UK, each with its own unique style. They range from countryside to city, every Macdonald Hotel is full of individual charm and strong local character. With the venues being located from Scotland to the South of England, today they had an event at the Shakespeare globe theatre to promote their hotels to a London audience... ...more

BRAND IDENTITY PHOTOGRAPHY SHEPHERD NEAME

06/02/17

Shepherd Neame last year had a new branding put in place, not an easy task for a company that has over 350 pubs and with their vats range of products and premises the overall changes will take a number of years, today I was photographing some of the first pubs to receive their new signage... ...more

ONE TO ONE CAR PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING

03/02/17

Photography is always full of a variety of subjects, with my photography courses covering the automotive sector Sussex based portrait photographer Adorn contacted me as he was looking to venture in to editorial car photography work and needed some training on composition and lighting. The session took place at Barretts Jaguar with a mix of cars for the training session in Canterbury, Kent... ...more

KENT UNIVERSITY LECTURING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

31/01/17

Digital photography and image editing is the subject during my guest lecturing slot at the University of Kent, for the next ten weeks I will be teaching the fundamentals of photography to over seventy students... ...more

MORLEY EDUCATION COLLEGE PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON

30/01/17

Founded in 1889, Morley College is one of the UK’s leading centres for adult education. Morley is best known for music and the visual arts, with over 13,000 students studying with them each year. Today was my second day's photography for the Lambeth based college, with the first day being covered prior to Christmas last year... ...more

ASTON MARTIN DB11 AUTOMOTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

24/01/17

Broad Oak International have a brand new Aston Martin DB11 and today I had the opportunity to photograph this stunning super car, the DB series has always been seen as a GT car and this car has all of those credentials but so much more in terms of performance and handling over its predecessor the DB9... ...more

PORSCHE PANAMERA 4S PHOTOGRAPHY

21/01/17

Porsche Tonbridge have recently introduced the new Panamera to their showrooms, a car that has been in the past had mixed reactions due to its design now sits alongside its coupe 911 brother in a redesigned and engineered form making it more than just a saloon version of one of the best selling sports cars in the world... ...more

OTTEWILLS SILVERSMITHS PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

20/01/17

Ottewills are a silversmiths and jeweller based in Ashford, Kent and have a reputation worldwide for quality and care whether it is a small trophy for a club or silverware for Manchester United football club... ...more

MANOR BARN COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

16/01/17

Manor Barn in Southfleet, Kent has just gone through a major refurbishment. The Barn was built in 1747 and owned by the Harris family until 2002 when brewery Shepherd Neame purchased the venue... ...more

UNIVERSITY OF KENT PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURING

14/01/17

Kent university approached me a few months ago about being a guest lecturer on their digital photography course, I start at the end of this month covering a variety of areas and subjects to do with the world of photographs and its history... ...more

ALFA ROMEO GIULIA CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

12/01/17

Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo released towards the end of last year one of the most important cars in decades for this historic brand, the saloon Giulia which will be taking on the most competitive sector in the automotive market, the mid sized saloon... ...more

BUGATTI CHIRON SUPER CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

09/01/17

Bugatti launched the £1.9m Chiron in the UK at their new dedicated showroom in June last year, set in Mayfair it is home to one of the most anticipated cars of 2016, although certainly not the most affordable... ...more

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR PHOTOGRAPHY

09/01/17

Always nice to have a few weeks off over the Christmas period, I had a few jobs around Christmas time and have posted a few images in this article, as usual a diverse mix... ...more

PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW OF 2016

09/01/17

The start of the New Year and a quick recollection of 2016, a very consistent year which culminated in my busiest month ever in June. Also April saw me reach eleven years as a professional photographer, the article runs through the highlights and a montage of images showing the diversity of commercial photography... ...more

PROFESSIONAL PHOTO MAGAZINE FEATURE

06/01/17

Professional Photo magazine have just published an article covering my automotive photography, the feature was on my use of lighting and how I go about putting a car photo commission together... ...more

BROOKLANDS NEW YEARS DAY CLASSIC CAR MEET

01/01/17

With over 1,000 vehicles expected, live music and a winter barbecue there was something for everybody amongst the vast and diverse displays of classics all descending on Brooklands to kick start 2017 in style, also present were newer modern classics and a wealth of American cars and trucks... ...more

BLOG 2017

This blog will keep you updated of my recent photography assignments, also details of new photography equipment and also background information on the shoots. You can also find me on twitter @jasondoddphoto