Weymouth Seafront Fashion

Last month I met up with fashion and lifestyle blogger Rhiannon of Lifenstyle See her link below for some fantastic words about clothes and life, Its well worth a read,


A great day for a shoot in weymouth though, lots of broken cloud diffusing the harsh spring sunlight, softening shadows enough to avoid using flash, which was great. this meant I could keep the lens wide open and achieve a narrow depth of field, which really shows off the clothing being shot well, Shooting on my 70-200 2.8 allowed the narrow DOF and compressed the scene bringing the background forward creating plenty of details,


there will be more from this shoot to share in the near future, As and when I get around to do it, but these two here are ones i favoured from the shoot.



And follow this link here for the blog mentioned above,


Thanks for Reading



Dorset Landscape Photography: WASHED UP

Its been a very long time since my last landscape post, but here is a mono long exposure shot while working on my uni projects again


Its by no means anything special but its one of a few I’m working on editing at the moment



Available as a print, as always, and any feedback welcome



A bleak Weymouth Day

I shot this small series while shooting for a uni project I was working on.

my Aim was to show the bleak reality of a coastal town out of tourist season. A contrast from the busy beaches and bustling shops.  To shoot this one i decided to use my new lens baby muse, and limit it to just a f5.6 aperture. This is a very soft lens and gave itself well to the concept i had. the images have then been edited in LR to reflect a moody and grainy scene, with dark blacks and lots of film grain added.


I think it works Really well, this here is a small selection of what was shot  on the day, I may as time goes on release more, or i may not. Who knows.


I may also revisit in the summer with the same kit and same idea but shoot weymouth at its busiest and compare the two.













And thats it, I hope you have enjoyed looking at these, Any prints or questions please ask!





Dorset Wedding Photography: Hannah & Chris

Hi all,


This was a wedding shot back in September of this year. A Really fantastic couple who both like the camera. Which is always a Bonus!


I won’t bore you with to many words for this one, But it was a wedding on Portland again, with the church on Easton Square being where the ceremony took place. This is a really lovely church, big very bright and built from portland stone which with its light colours makes for great images.






This last picture was great, We went up to portland bill for the pictures of hannah and chris. And unknown to us it was national speak like a pirate day!  So these rather friendly pirates from the Portland Bill visitors centre came and did some pictures with us




Dorset Landscape Photography: S A V I O U R II

Hi all


Never realised I hadn’t shared this image with you all! Shot back in September when I had a day off from the day job.

Having moved house recently (might I add never in wedding season again!) I’m within walking distance of the Nothe Fort area of Weymouth.

The day was very overcast with broken clouds, the sort I love for Long exposure work. The wind started off seeming promising as the clouds were moving quickly, so would create some great shapes. However it was probably gusting 40mph! not great for keeping a camera shake free for 2min plus!.

Any images I had shot at the end of the pier where there is a large metal viewpoint with a great spiral staircase, were completely unusable due to the vibrations through the camera being buffeted by the gusts.

So back up plan in place, I retreated to the base of the pier sheltered by the fort itself. Where there is a Life Buoy attached to the railings. I’ve shot similar LE’s before.

Shot on the Canon 5dMKii, 17-40 @20mm, ISO 50, F/14, 99 seconds


Available as a print or canvas


W A Y D O W N : Ringstead Monochrome

My first Mono image in a long time, From a recent sunrise.

This was a 4 minute exposure using my 10 stop, Was a wonderful sunrise, and just as it was over the clouds came over and started to rain while waiting for this image to expose.


Prints are available




T H E    J E T T Y

We have had some incredibly hot weather recently, with the whole of the UK in a Heatwave Alert And We hit a Level 3 Health Warning down here in Dorset. With Daily temperatures of Over 30 Degrees Celsius At times!

So a Evening Filled with heavy fog was an instant Relief. Still Very Hot but no direct sun light So Very Bearable. even more so By the Stunning Scenes I had Witnessed On the Dorset Coast.

Like this Minimal Long Exposure Of a Boat Jetty, In the Chesil Fleet Between Weymouth and Portland. The Thick Mist Made for some Great Exposures Leaving the Bank on the Far side invisible, added the sense of mood to the image, the jetty Leading into know where and the simpleness of the tones.

Images like this don’t happen all to often So more Special Every time they do, Just so glad I can get out and make the Most of them

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P A S S I N G   B Y

This was shot from the Stone pier in weymouth Dorset, Looking over the edge using the railings and the bench as the minimal focal point, With a Boat passing by on the right, Made a good balance. Converted into monochrome using Silver effex, I wanted to keep the image fairly light, so Didn’t over process the clouds, and creating a Bright Spot in the center it draws the eye in and adds the depth to the image.

The Falls

The Falls

This is the small Waterfall that exits on to the shores of Osmington Dorset. Shot at Sunrise to get the light on the water, The waterfall was in full flow as we have had some heavy rainfall the night before. This made it Much better a picture. Using a Long exposure i managed to capture the movement in the water, while retaining its form. using a Narrow aperture allowed great sharpness and the star burst effect on the Sun.

Osmington Mills is a small village just outside of Weymouth, Dorset. This is in the heart of the Jurassic coastline showing some of the fantastic geology that Dorset has to offer, With the Cliffs showing rock banding as far back as the Jurassic Period. There are plenty of Great Ledges and rock formations to show here, All of which make great photographic opportunities.

Osmington Mills Sunset.

Osmington Mills Sunset.

A Wonderfully Colored Sunset At Osmington Mills, In Dorset. Osmington Is Just outside of Weymouth and the geology of the location is typical of the Jurassic coastline, And it makes Great Images.

Taking Advantage of the low Tide Which uncovered the rocky ledges there, These were a Great foreground interest, and with the sea swell it added some great texture to the sea.