With the current lockdown I haven't been able to travel far to photograph wildlife, luckily this week I managed to get a few shots of our resident Sparrowhawk. I've seen it dozens of times but usually only manage to get a few distant photos through the window. This time I was able to walk right into the garden to get some nice close ups. You can view more natural history photography here.
I'm happy to announce that I've teamed up with a local printers, The Medal Studio, to create some Snoods featuring some of my wildlife images. Snoods are great for keeping out the elements as well as making a very convenient and stylish face covering. You can view the full range of Snoods in the online shop at medalstudio.com
I'm proud to announce Josh Harrison Photography is now an official member of the Ocean Protection Project supporting Big Blue Ocean Cleanup™️ in their work to help keep the oceans clean, protect vulnerable marine animals, provide free educational resources, research ocean pollution for policy change and support the development of innovative technologies. You can find more information about their work by visiting their website at www.bigblueoceancleanup.org
As lockdown started to ease more I decided to visit Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Here is a black and white long exposure image taken with a Lee filters Big Stopper on the lower falls. Luckily there had been a decent amount of rain the week before my visit so the rivers where running well and looked great for photos! You can see more landscape photography here.
You may not know that I also offer web design services. I create and maintain around 30 websites for a range of businesses. Web design is constantly evolving so I used my time during the lockdown to research and expand my knowledge in order to be able to offer my customers and myself the best websites possible. With the impacts of Covid19 likely to affect business for the foreseeable future it's a good idea to make sure your online presence is as optimised as possible. This means making sure that you have a optimised and responsive website that looks good on desktops, tablets or smart phones. It also means making sure that everything is up to date and that your website, social media and google business page are all linked together so people have the best chance of finding you. You can see my web design portfolio here and if you have any questions you can contact me for more information.
Thank you to everyone in the Driffield area over the last month who made a donation to charity for their doorstep portrait photoshoot. I'm happy to say the money has gone to lots of great causes including NHS Chartities, MIND, NSPCC, Macmillan, George Floyd Memorial Fund and many others. Below is a collage of some of the photos and while I can no longer offer free doorstep portraits, I can still offer a discounted rate if you are making a donation to a charity of your choice as well.
Today I was in Hull to take some business portraits for national surveying company Metron Surveyors. We photographed the team using a range of surveying equipment in a number of locations to create a full range of images for use on their website and social media. For more information on Business Portraits click here
This week I have been doing some Architectural photography for a private client in East Yorkshire. They wanted images of there new property that showed the reflection of the gardens that surround it. This meant planning the perfect time of day so that the light was in the best position. For some properties it can even mean multiple visits are required to capture each aspect in the best light. Here is one of my favourite shots of the property. For more architectural photography click here
Tonight I was out for a walk on the Yorkshire Wolds and as the sun was setting I noticed this scene in the distance. I only had one lens with me and while it is a very simple photograph I love the contrast between the light and shade. For more landscape photography click here
Congratulations to Eilish & Rhys on their wedding today in East Yorkshire. It was the perfect day for a wedding at Barmbyfield Barns with beautiful September weather and an incredible sunset to top it off. For more information on Wedding Photography click here
After a few days in the Yorkshire Dales National Park we finished off this week by seeing Sir David Attenborough at The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust's 70th Anniversary event at the University of York. I think anyone with an interest in the natural world will have been influenced by this inspirational man and it was a privilege to hear him speak about some of his experiences and to hear about the great work of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.
This week I received a testimonial from Jess & Adam who's wedding I photographed a few weeks ago. There is a lot to think about when you’re photographing a wedding so it’s always rewarding to know my customers are so happy with the photos!
"You photographed our day perfectly, capturing the love and happiness from start to finish. We look at the photos now and we are able to remember every moment and emotion from our day, they really are outstanding. We love how helpful and attentive you were throughout the day, you listened to what we asked for but also took your own initiative and produced some truly fabulous shots .... The sunset shots are simply beautiful. You knew the best places both at the church and at the venue to capture the photos, you were very patient with us when getting the group photos and you have managed to capture the joy of the day in every photo. We would recommend you to anyone. You did a fabulous job. Thank you so much for photographing our special day, Jess & Adam"
The Beast from the East has arrived this week, bringing with it lots of great photo opportunities if you're able to reach the place you're trying to get to. Luckily it wasn't to bad on the drive down to Tophill Low Nature Reserve and I'm glad I made the effort. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find the Ermine Stoat that I had seen a few days before but I did find some of the Roe Deer sheltering in the woodland which looked very picturesque in fresh snow. Here is one of the Stags. For more Wildlife Photography click here
This weekend I was photographing a local wedding at Driffield Church with the reception at a private venue near by. We had a beautiful sunny day from start to finish allow us to make the most of the venue and take lots of images outside. Here is a shot of the couple with their wedding car. For more information on Wedding Photography click here
I've just returned from a few days in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. One of my favourite walks is always the Ingleton Waterfall Trail which has numerous stunning waterfalls to view. Here is one of the small waterfalls. You can see more Yorkshire Landscape Photography here and you can also read my guide to the best waterfalls of the Yorkshire Dales.
I'm happy to say this image of a Cormorant in the Yorkshire Dales was shortlisted for the British Wildlife Photography Awards. Unfortunately it did not win anything this time but it's still one of my favourite wildlife shots. You can see more Yorkshire Wildlife Photography here
Today I was in Dalby Forest taking some photos of local mountain biker Rob Munby for my cycling photography project. I always enjoy sports photography so it was good fun to go and create some action shots like this one on a downhill section. For more sports & portrait photography click here
This past week I have been in Florida photographing a destination wedding at the stunning Costa d' Esta in Vero Beach. Photographing a wedding abroad is always an exciting opportunity and with such a beautiful location and great couple to work with it was a pleasure to photograph. For more information on wedding photography click here.
I'm proud to say this image of two Polar Bears yawning on the sea ice of Spitsbergen got through to the semi finals of the Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer Of The Year. It's been one of my most popular Polar Bear images and while it didn't win anything I hope it still helps to raise awareness of how vital and unique the arctic eco systems are! For more images from Spitsbergen click here.