Family portrait shoot in Preston

In September last year I photographed a family portrait shoot in Avenham Park in Preston, although I haven’t been able to show the photographs until now as they were used for a surprise Birthday present!

It was really nice to go to Avenham Park again as I lived in Preston for three happy years whilst studying for my degree at the University of Central Lancashire – including one year living on Avenham Street which is just off the park itself.

We had a lot of fun on the portrait shoot and I hope that comes across in the photographs:-)


  • February 26, 2010 - 9:24 pm

    lisa tatterson - beautiful set!

  • February 28, 2010 - 12:22 pm

    Rick Mason - These are all great shots Neil! Can I ask what unsharp mask settings you would generally use to get this clarity?

    Rick

  • March 3, 2010 - 9:33 pm

    Robert Newman - Great set of images, nice strong colours and lovely crispness

  • March 4, 2010 - 9:23 am

    Keith Adams - stunning set of images brilliant

Photographs from Lyme Park, Cheshire

Michelle and I went for a walk around Lyme Park in Cheshire (part of the Peak District National Park) on Sunday.  It’s a beautiful place, in fact I believe the country house there is where Darcy meets Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice!

I took my Canon G10 along for the walk and took a couple of photos, including one of Michelle when she wasn’t looking!  The two landscape photographs are each of “The Cage” which at one point was used as a lock-up for prisoners.

I love taking personal photographs with the Canon G10 as I feel it gives me a lot of freedom.  When I using my DSLR I sometime feel as though I need to get a technically correct photograph whereas with Canon G10 I feel as thought it doesn’t matter as much – which is really nice.  These photographs are full of noise but it really doesn’t matter!

My first wedding of 2010 is on Saturday at the Egypt Mill Hotel in Gloucestershire and I can’t wait!!


  • February 16, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Crash Taylor - These are super cool! Thumbs up buddy.

    Are you going to Focus?

  • February 16, 2010 - 3:27 pm

    Liam Crawley - Love the grainy fine art feel to these images neil. Have you used an action on these?

  • February 24, 2010 - 7:26 pm

    Robert Newman - Fantastic images,the grain just adds to the feel. Bet the history of the place is pretty interesting.

  • February 26, 2010 - 9:23 pm

    lisa tatterson - Great piccies, I love lime park, such a lovely place, great to photograph!

  • March 7, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    Vanessa Haworth - wow… love these images! have you ever tried this tecnique with wedding photographs? would be fabulous for vintage themed days like ours… maybe something we can discuss when we plan our day? less than 6 months now! very exciting!

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