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We were recently lucky enough to have been invited along to photograph the young performers from “Step Onto Stage” in preparation for their forthcoming show.

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The Bicester Pony Club held their annual One Day Event at the beautiful Primrosehill Cross Country course at Gawcott on the hottest day of the year.

This is an exceptionally well run event in a beautiful location – one which we never tire of visiting. It is no small undertaking to stage such an event, it needs a huge team of volunteers to make it work.

Congratulations to all of the riders who took part in the event – it must have been seriously hot on horseback!

All of the photos are, of course, available from our gallery. As a thank you to those that bought prints from us on the day, we’ve added a complimentary copy of your print to our Facebook page, so don’t forget to tag yourself.

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KHAPS WPSA held their first Summer Ball at the splendid Warwick Hall and we were delighted to have been invited along with our mobile photographic studio.

As we do at most of our black-tie events, we offered full onsite printing alongside our photographic studio.

All of the images from the evening are now online and can be viewed by clicking the button below.

As a thank you to those that bought prints from us on the night, we’ve added a complimentary copy to our Facebook page, so get tagging!

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Last week was a busy one for us with regards to theatre dance photography: we had three different productions to photograph in less than a week!

The first of these was Spamalot which was staged at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre by the Coventry Musical Theatre Society. A few weeks previously we were booked to photograph one of their rehearsals where we took their company photograph along with a handful of actors’ head-shots for inclusion in the programme.

Last week we had the great pleasure of photographing the production itself – and what an epic production it was too.

When photographing productions on stage we prefer, where possible, to photograph the final dress rehearsal. This means that we can roam freely throughout the auditorium without causing disruption to the paying audience.

If time permits, we also try to the technical rehearsal too as it allows us to work out the key moments in the production – a rehearsal for the rehearsal if you will….

The week before the show we invested in a new camera – a Nikon D5 – which works extremely well in low light making it ideal for working in the theatre. I have to say that it really lived up to the hype and is a stunning camera.

The second show was for Fiery Feet Dance Studios where we photographed their annual dance show at the Spa Centre in Leamington. Again, we worked during the dress rehearsal for this show and again the D5 proved it’s worth under challenging lighting conditions. Nothing causes more fear for a stage photographer than an act lit solely by solid red lights!

Our final theatre-based shoot of the week was for Three Spires Musical Society who are in the middle of rehearsing “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” which runs at the Warwick Arts Centre between the 13th 18th June 2017.

Three Spires needed a full cast shot, plus head-shots and rehearsal photographs to help publicise their production.

We will also be there for the technical and dress rehearsals to capture the production for the company.

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St. Stephens Lodge held their annual Ladies Festival at the Stratford Manor Hotel and we were delighted to have been invited along to provide our photographic services.

It was a first for us, photographing a Lodge event on a Sunday evening! I have to say that we thoroughly enjoyed the evening photographing the members of a very friendly lodge.

All of the photographs are now online and can be viewed by clicking the button below. As a thank-you to those that bought prints from us on the night, we’ve added a complimentary copy to our Facebook page, so don’t forget to share and enjoy!

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We were delighted to have been appointed as the official photographers for this year’s Napton Show.

All of the images are now available and can be viewed by clicking the button below. As a thank-you to those that bought prints from us at the event we’ve uploaded a complimentary copy to our Facebook page, so don’t forget to tag yourself.

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