A family owned chain of photographic shops in the North West of England. These are the people who supply us with our cameras and lenses. Highly knowlegeable staff and first class service - we recommend them to everyone.
Professional, affordable and effective websites and design, specialising in the arts:Photographers / Artists / Writers / Architects / Musicians
We have used Canon cameras - and only Canon cameras - for over 25 years. The build quality is superb and the way they look after their customers is second to none. You never regret buying quality.
Aspire Photography Training
Year after year, Aspire Photography Training is voted the best provider of professional photographic training in the UK. No matter how much experience professional photographers have, we have to keep learning new techniques and ideas.
For anyone reading this who is thinking about making the move from enthusiastic amateur to becoming a professional photographer, we would recommend a chat with the ladies at Aspire. Catherine Connor, MD of Aspire is a hugely respected figure in the photographic trade who has helped to re-define the standards professional photographers should offer their clients. Even if you have no wish to turn professional, but would like to be a top amateur photographer, a day at Aspire will be a sound investment.
Southport Rugby Club
Founded in 1872, this is one of the oldest rugby clubs in the world. A tremendously successful amateur rugby club with teams at every age level from Under 5s through to veterans and three ladies teams.
Southport RFC has won awards for its contribution to the local community and its long-standing policy of developing its junior teams is now paying off for the current senior teams. A friendly, family-orientated club that makes local supporters and visitors feel very welcome. It's a privilege for us to photograph this great club.
Southport & Birkdale Sports Club
This is the home of Southport & Birkdale Cricket Club, Southport Hockey Club, Birkdale Lawn Tennis Club, Southport & Birkdale Squash Club and Southport & Birkdale Snooker Club - all of whom keep us busy with our sports photography!
"S&B" is one of Lancashire County Cricket Club's outfield grounds, along with Blackpool and Liverpool. In 2015 the Club hosted Lancashire's successful match against Derbyshire and looks forward to hosting more Lancashire CCC matches in the future.
Junior cricket matches are normally played in the evening, when the rich light of a west coast sunset produces dramatic images of bright cricket whites and deep shadows.
A top international portrait and wedding photographer who also trains and inspires fellow photographers. Spend a day in Kate's company and you will come away with a completely different approach to photography. I've learned a lot from her over the years.
Martin Lawrence is a professional landscape photographer who has a special affinity with the Lake District. He sells photographic prints, canvas prints and greetings cards from his award winning website. His images are widely published in books and on calendars and he runs One-to-One and small group Landscape Photography Courses based around the Keswick area. Martin loves his work. The need to be out there in the best places at the best times, coupled with the ability to capture nature's most dynamic and picturesque scenes, in his opinion, makes landscape photography a wonderful lifestyle.
Dutch fashion and celebrity photographer who tours Europe and America teching lighting techniques and working with models. His website and blog are a goldmine of free information.
Lisa Aldersley Photography
Lisa Aldersley is passionate about natural, unobtrusive photography because she loves the intimate stories these pictures tell. She shoots instinctively and has an inate ability for expressing the relationships and connections between families and friends.
Over 10 years' experience photographing weddings in the Nort West. Matthew has a passion for producing the most beautiful albums, directing only the moments needed and capturing everything else as it happens. With 7 magazine front covers and winner of wedding of the year 2016.
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