The Big Dogs Blog

Its all about me!

Part two of my Pipewell Hall piece is all about me! Well not quite all about me but all about my beliefs as a photographer.  It doesn’t matter how good you believe you are or think you are we all have to keep pushing, experimenting and learning.  Ok, I have a fair few awards and…

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It ain’t over till the “FIT” lady sings!!

I’ve been negligent in writing these posts, those that will have seen my video on Face Book will know we (as a family) have had a really trying 18 months for one reason or another. Hence the radio silence, the clock ticks forward and I’m back at the keyboard. I’m probably sat here a little…

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Honoured, humbled and quite frankly lost for words

  I’m not often rendered speechless and if I’m honest I nearly shed a tear; I was most certainly both honoured and humbled. Last night I was asked to give a talk on behalf of the Master Photographers Association as the North West region of the MPA was having a relaunch. I was delighted to…

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Yep, I was wrong!

I’ve never really liked the taste of humble pie (who does?), but I’m happy to eat a large slice today and say… “Yep! I was wrong!”. Please don’t get me wrong, I’m a BIG fan of Elinchrom equipment and have to disclose I’m one of those pesky ambassadors, however I’ve built my career on calling…

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Picture Makers

Every time I sit down to write for the magazine I have two goals.  Firstly I’d like to think I make the read at least enjoyable and secondly, and probably far more importantly I’d like to me it useful to you… maybe even educational. There is no getting away from the fact our cameras, whichever…

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They say you should never meet your hero’s

I can imagine in some quarters that is pretty good advice.  In my own experience all I can say is that it was a delight! Back at the end of the 80’s when perms and shoulder pads ruled, believe it or not I was quite shy and retiring.  I had left art school under mutual…

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