Ricks Blog Page
Hello! - welcome to my blog....I am very lucky to have a job I love,
meeting new people every day, and traveling around the country
with my trusty camera (well actually more than just a camera!)
and here are some of my stories and the shoots I have done......
Last night was like the old college days - tripod dusted off and out into the cold to take night pictures!
Unlike 28 years ago, in my days on the NCTJ photo-journalism course in Sheffield with an old Nikon FM2 and Ilford b+w film, I had my Nikon D4 and the luxury of digital - and being able to see what I was shooting on the back screen.
I was commissioned last night to shoot the newly arrived Magical Lantern Festival just up the road from me in Roundhay Park.
Lots of long exposures, and fiddling around with the tripod and here are some of the results. Thanks Tony Johnson (YP staffer) for modelling!
Had fun on a recent shoot which involved lots of hanging out of a moving car to take my pics!
The commission was for The Sun and their Motors page, and we spent a morning at a park in South Yorkshire snapping the new rather lovely VW Tiguan.
After persuading a chap to drive me at speed in front of the Tiguan, on a private road of course, I managed to squeeze out of the back window for some nice panning shots.
Then we found a rural road shut off for roadworks - for some traffic free shots from road level.
Here are a few of the pics.
Was pleased to have shot the publicity images for the new Yorkshire Building Society 'Money Minds' education scheme for schools.
Here are a few of the images shot at a school in Meltham, West Yorkshire.
Our family of urban fox cubs who have just woken up and made an appearance in the garden.
Only spotted them once so far but they disappeared that day as I grabbed my camera.
Three cubs spotted, there were five last year.
What have I been up to recently?? Well........
Young Imogen applies fake tan with a paint roller - for Reveal Magazine
Cordingley twin sets - born a year apart - for Daily Mail features
Caleb Kutt, whose gran Rita inspires M&S to bring out clothing range for children with disabilities - for Sun Features
Ice cream van stranded in the snow gets a push - used Daily Telegraph
York Glaziers Trust create the stained glass panels for the Chelsea Flower Show - for Welcome to Yorkshire
Owen Pattison and brothers promote the Biggest Breakfast for Cancer Research UK - for Cancer Research UK
Just a few of the more interesting shoots!