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2015 Courses & Workshops

  • December 15, 2014

We are very please to be able to announce, at long last, that the basic outline of next years courses and workshops are now complete, yippee I hear you say!!! The courses can be located here and workshops here. To register, and don't forget with no obligation, please follow this link. I shall look forward to seeing you in 2015. Keep on clickin John F

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The Kowsley Open Art Exhibition

  • December 15, 2014

Two Pictures Accepted I am vey very pleased to be able to announce that l have had two of my pictures accepted in the annual "Knowsley Open Art Exhibition". On the preview evening, which l attended with a friend, I felt very privileged to have had my pictures accepted as out of the whole exhibition there where only about six pictures, the rest were all water based, oils, crayon, and pencil/lead. The...

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Fine Art Studio

  • December 14, 2014

I have been making a few alterations within my "Fine Art" studio to include the use of "tents" which will provide me with five different backdrops and the beauty is that they are so easy to change. They are simply velcro attached. In addition to my alterations I have also increased my lighting by recently purchasing another Bowens Streamlite 530, making my collection three separate heads. The "Streamlite"...

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Canon Eos 1Dx

  • December 14, 2014

Santa has treated me early this year by treating me to a new "Canon Eos 1Dx camera body" the flagship of all their camera bodies. From all the tests and passes l have put it through, it is brilliant and has some really amazing features on, especially for wildlife and sports photographers. At the end of the day, they say the proof is in the pudding, well not in this case, the proof is in the picture. Santa...

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Photographic Drop In Days 2015 Under Threat!!

  • December 14, 2014

As many of you will already be aware, our “Photographic Drop In Days” have been running now for in of excess of 3years, yes 3 years. This is mainly thanks to the highly valued assistance that the rangers at Taylor Park and the St Helens Council have given me. Due to the financial situation of the borough and the anticipated savings possible for 2015-16, a review of the rangers employment...

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Floral Commission

  • June 4, 2014

I have recently been appointed by a large floral organisation to produce a wide and varied selection of images. These are to be used for the companies advertising, marketing and public relations. This work will be undertaken in the companies premises, the dutch suppliers articulated chilled trailers and my bespoke  fine art studio. More about this later.

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The Farne Islands

  • June 4, 2014

I am off, where I hear you ask. Well, a very good friend and l are off for a week at the Farne Islands and to say l am looking forward to it is a bit of an understatement. Especially as last year I had to cancel virtual everything due to a personal matter. For those of you who don't know, the Farne Islands are approximately 30 minutes boat trip from Seahouses (south of Berwick-On-Tweed) and is home...

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St Helens Rangers

  • June 4, 2014

I have recently been requested by the rangers to produce a number of birds which use the "Taylor Park" lake. These are to reproduced for a special application in the park and will include the removal of all non bird materials, in other words the bird will be cut out all around the plumage. One hell of an exercise.

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Photographic Minds Exhibition

  • June 4, 2014

"Photographic Minds" is an organisation who's member are all suffering with mental health issues and find photography as their common denominator.  I am very proud to be able to claim that I have been with them since day one as mentor and professional advisor.               For one week commencing from the 31st May 2014 they are holding...

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Martin Mere Exhibition

  • June 4, 2014

We are very please to be able to announce that John has been invited to have an exhibition in the new gallery at the "Martin Mere Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Ctr at Burscough, Southport, Lanc's. The exhibition will consist of seven different display areas:-   Garden & Woodland Birds, Foreign Birds, Mute Swans, Coastal Birds, Birds of Prey, Fresh Water Birds, and last but by no means least there...

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