About Will

Photographer and educator based in North Staffordshire near to Stoke-on-Trent. Social photography – Portraits, Weddings and Events are specialisms although I used to do a lot of still life photography with which I was very successful.

MCPF Portfolio

Congratulations go to a number of club members for having their images selected for this year’s Midland Counties Photographic Portfolio 2013. Pride of place must go to Steve Geary with his Highly Commended colour print – Chesil Beach. Steve was also had successful acceptances with ‘Challenging for the lead’, ‘True grit’, ‘Jonny Worcester’, ‘Making the bend’, ‘ Is there anybody there’ and ‘Into the light’.   Also successful with acceptances were George Robinson, David Slade, Andrew Tomkinson, Shelagh Tomkinson, Richard Bryant, and Cliff Hughes. WillPhotographer…

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Format festival 2013 – Derby – 8th March to 2nd April

Into its 6th year this international festival of photography is happening ‘on our doorstep’ with various events happening during the month long festival. There is actually a ‘warm up’ event on Thursday – Elemental Force – which is due to be a spectacular outdoor show using giant film animation, lighting, sound and visual effects which will bring to life the stories of four of the region’s most significant historical buildings. For more details on the festival please go to the Format website. WillPhotographer and educator based…

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Churnet Valley Railway – 2013

The currently published dates for some of their special events that tend to be ‘photography friendly’ are: February 23rd – 24th Winter steam gala April 27th – 28th         1940s weekend May 18th – 19th           Classic cars and model railways 8th June                       Agricultural engines rally 9th June                      Alf Tunstall classic bus rally 7th July                       Velocipede rally September 7th – 8th     Diesel gala WillPhotographer and educator based in North Staffordshire near to Stoke-on-Trent. Social photography – Portraits, Weddings and Events are specialisms although I used to do a lot…

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Focus on Imaging

This annual event takes place at the NEC from 3rd to 6th March 2013. www.focus-on-imaging.co.uk/ WillPhotographer and educator based in North Staffordshire near to Stoke-on-Trent. Social photography – Portraits, Weddings and Events are specialisms although I used to do a lot of still life photography with which I was very successful. http://www.willsphotoimaging.co.uk

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Integrity in photography

On an online forum there was thread created by a person wondering who owned ‘the rights’ to an image where they had setup the lighting, established the camera settings, posed the subject and then someone else took a photograph ‘over their shoulder’. This is a situation that frequently happens for wedding photographers, at ‘group shoots’ where a number of photographers are involved and on training courses. Increasingly people who run training courses who will do things in one of 2 ways: – make it clear…

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