News of exhibitions, competition success and recent features and publications

5 images shortlisted in OPOTY 2016 competition
16th November 2016
I have been informed that 5 of my images have been shortlisted for this year's Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition, an international competition sponsored by Outdoor Photography. Two images were in the category 'Light on the Land,' and 3 were in the category 'At the Water's Edge.'
Image to feature in the 10th Anniversary Collection of LPOTY
04th November 2016
I am delighted to announce that this image has been selected to feature in the 10th Anniversary Collection of images from the previous 10 years of finalists in the UK Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition. All previous winning images will be featured, together with a selection of commended images from the last 10 years of the competition. My image, which was commended in the 2014 competition, is of Bottoms Reservoir and the surrounding Cheshire countryside, taken from half way up Tegg's Nose.

The book will be published by the AA and will be available for sale on 3 April 2017.

Exhibition at Tegg's Nose Team Rooms
21st July 2016
Along with fellow members of the Macclesfield Camera Club, I will be exhibiting a number of my landscape images from around the region. The exhibition runs from the 25th of July to at least the 22nd of August.

Image selected for the May 2016 edition of Outdoor Photography magazine
29th February 2016
This image of Perch Rock Lighthouse, New Brighton, was commissioned for the viewpoint section and was published in the May edition of the magazine.

Forest Gin commission
26th February 2016
I'm delighted to have been commissioned by Karl Bond of Forest Gin to take promotional pictures of the fabulous new bottle design. Forest Gin is made locally in Macclesfield using ingredients such as berries, moss and bark foraged from around Macclesfield Forest. Here's one of the pictures from the commission, shot at Tegg's Nose Reservoir in Langley.



The gin can be bought in a few stores locally but is also available in exclusive shops such as Harvey Nichols and The Conran Shop.
Image selected for the April 2016 edition of Outdoor Photography magazine
29th January 2016
For the third consecutive month I have reached the final of the Outdoor Photography magazine monthly competition. This image of fields above Langley in Cheshire made it through to the final in the category 'Winter Landscapes' and will be featured in the April issue of the magazine.

Photographs for sale at The Hanging Gate pub in Higher Sutton
09th January 2016
I was privileged to be asked by the managers of The Hanging Gate pub in Higher Sutton, Macclesfield, Cheshire, to take landscape pictures of the surrounding scenery for display in the wonderful pub/restaurant. Why not pop in and have a look whilst enjoying a drink and some delicious food. If you would like to buy any of the pictures, either as single prints or framed, then call me on 0777 647 5992 or send me a message via the Contact tab at the top of this page.

Here is one of the pictures on display, but a wider selection can be seen via the Gallery tab at the top of this page: go to Gallery -> Cheshire -> The Hanging Gate.

Image selected for the March 2016 edition of Outdoor Photography magazine
04th January 2016
This image of Whitby Pier in North Yorkshire made it through to the final in the category 'Low Light Landscapes' and will be featured in the March issue of the magazine.

Image selected for the February 2016 edition of Outdoor Photography magazine
15th December 2015
This image of the barn at Roach End in Staffordshire made it through to the final in the category 'Classic Landscapes' and will be featured in the February issue of the magazine.

Commended in 2015 UK Landscape Photographer of the Year (LPOTY) competition
21st October 2015
For the second year running I have been commended in the Take a View LPOTY competition, this time with an image taken close to the Cat and Fiddle road in Cheshire:



The image will feature in the 9th volume of LPOTY, published by AA, and out for sale in November. The image will also be exhibited on the Mezzanine level of London Waterloo Station from 23 November 2015 to 7 February 2016.
Image selected for the December 2015 edition of Outdoor Photography magazine
16th October 2015
This image of Perch Rock Lighthouse, New Brighton, made it through to the final in the category 'Dawn' and will be featured in the December issue of the magazine.

Image selected for the August 2015 edition of Outdoor Photography magazine
23rd May 2015
This image of three trees in Wildboarclough, Cheshire, made it through to the final in the category 'Natural Light' and will be featured in the August issue of the magazine.

Images selected for the May 2015 edition of Outdoor Photography magazine
15th March 2015
I will have 2 images featured in the May 2015 edition of Outdoor Photography magazine. The first image is a finalist in the competition on winter landscapes, and was taken near Middle Black Clough in the Peak District:



The second image features in Viewpoints, and was taken on Summerleaze beach in Bude, Cornwall:

Runner-up in the 2014 Amateur Photography of the Year competition
14th February 2015
Delighted to announce that I came second in the 2014 Amateur Photographer of the Year competition, sponsored by Olympus.
Commended in the 2014 Landscape Photographer of the Year (LPOTY) competition
09th November 2014
My image, taken from Tegg's Nose in Cheshire, has been commended in the UK's most prestigious landscape photography competition. The image will feature in the 8th volume of the LPOTY, published by AA, and out for sale on 10 November. The image will also be exhibited on the Mezzanine level of London Waterloo Station from 1 December 2014 to 31 January 2015.

Winner of the 2013 Barnaby Photo Competition
01st August 2013
This year's Barnaby theme was metamorphosis, and the image below won with the title 'From Red to Gold' - in celebration of Sarah Storey's gold medals in the 2012 London Paralympics.

Overall winner of the 2012-2013 print competition
31st May 2013
The 2012-2013 season of the Macclesfield Camera Club had 5 themed print competitions: 2 open, street photography, depth of field, recreate an iconic image. I scored the highest total overall and thus received the Diamond Jubilee Cup for that season.