ImageNorth - Photography by Richard Walker: Blog http://www.imagenorth.net/blog en-us (C) Richard Walker/ImageNorth 2018. All rights reserved. rick_walker@mac.com (ImageNorth - Photography by Richard Walker) Mon, 04 Jun 2018 20:05:00 GMT Mon, 04 Jun 2018 20:05:00 GMT http://www.imagenorth.net/img/s/v-5/u712189229-o990748364-50.jpg ImageNorth - Photography by Richard Walker: Blog http://www.imagenorth.net/blog 84 120 Arc short film created for my client Ongo http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2018/6/arc-video-created-for-ongo My client Ongo approached me to create a short film for them to tell the story of the Westcliff estate in Scunthorpe - right from its creation in the 1960's through till today. Ongo along with the local authority have created The Arc - a community hub on Westcliff.

We came up with idea of having a a narrator on screen throughout the film often walking to camera telling the story of the area. Mollie, a drama student who was brought up on Westcliff took up the challenge and did a brilliant job in her first on screen role.

I filmed and directed over three days, creating the film using my Nikon D810 as main camera, and D4 as second camera, and a lot of the footage was filmed using a 'Steadicam' type rig for the walking shots to give that smooth finish.

Editing took several days using the footage and some archive material provided by residents in the area, and then graphics and music added to creeate the final film.

Here it is :

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rick_walker@mac.com (ImageNorth - Photography by Richard Walker) editorial film imagenorth ongo photographer richard walker scunthorpe video http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2018/6/arc-video-created-for-ongo Mon, 04 Jun 2018 20:04:07 GMT
Dandie dogs http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2018/4/dandie-dogs Here are a couple of images from a recently commissioned photo shoot for the Sun Newspaper.

Was told in advance that I was going to be photographing five dogs and I must admit when I got there they were a dream to photograph!

Five great Dandie Dinmont Terriers!

Sun Features

Harriet Buckley with her Dandie Dinmont Terriers l-r, Daisy, Valentino, Ronnie, Stumpy and Violetta.

Photograph by Richard Walker/ www.imagenorth.net
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Dandie Dinmont Terriers l-r, Valentino, Stumpy, Daisy, Ronnie and Violetta.

Photograph by Richard Walker/ www.imagenorth.net

 

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rick_walker@mac.com (ImageNorth - Photography by Richard Walker) dandie dinmont imagenorth photographer richard walker portraits terrier http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2018/4/dandie-dogs Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:26:55 GMT
The Best of Leeds Architecture in B&W http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2018/2/the-best-of-leeds-architecture-in-b-w Had the opportunity to spend some time around Leeds City Centre capturing the best of it's architecture and sights for one of my clients who commissioned the work.

Like most cities and towns, it's only when you take time to wander and look around that you appreciate the beauty of the place.

Was great going back to B&W for a change, reminds me of my days starting out at school but without the mess of chemicals and darkrooms!

GMI

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GMI

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rick_walker@mac.com (ImageNorth - Photography by Richard Walker) architecture buildings business imagenorth leeds photographer richard walker http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2018/2/the-best-of-leeds-architecture-in-b-w Mon, 05 Feb 2018 11:30:26 GMT
Gareth Dunn for Cancer Research UK http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2017/12/gareth-dunn-for-cancer-research-uk Sorry not updated by blog for ages!

Here is a recent shoot commissioned by Cancer Research UK with the inspirational Gareth Dunn, a man from Leeds whose career in the British Army was cut short when he was diagnosed with cancer and which led to him having part of one leg amputated.

Gareth is one of the most fittest people I have met with his grueling gym sessions and track training. His outlook on life is so upbeat despite what he faces.

Gareth continues to write a blog on his life with incurable cancer and he has a target of raising £100,000 for Cancer Research UK : https://www.chemotionally-unstable.com/

The photo shoot was a dream as Gareth was so patient all day with me and also a TV cameraman there. Here are some of the pics

 

Cancer Research UK

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Gareth Dunn from Leeds, West Yorkshire, who has terminal cancer and is aiming to raise £100,000 for Cancer Research UK through sporting activities.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net
Cancer Research UK

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Gareth Dunn from Leeds, West Yorkshire, who has terminal cancer and is aiming to raise £100,000 for Cancer Research UK through sporting activities.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net
Cancer Research UK

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Gareth Dunn from Leeds, West Yorkshire, who has terminal cancer and is aiming to raise £100,000 for Cancer Research UK through sporting activities.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net
Cancer Research UK

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Gareth Dunn from Leeds, West Yorkshire, who has terminal cancer and is aiming to raise £100,000 for Cancer Research UK through sporting activities.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net

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rick_walker@mac.com (ImageNorth - Photography by Richard Walker) cancer editorial imagenorth photographer richard walker research richard walkers blog uk http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2017/12/gareth-dunn-for-cancer-research-uk Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:08:47 GMT
Magical Lantern Festival Leeds-time to dust off the tripod http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2016/11/magical-lantern-festival-leeds-time-to-dust-off-the-tripod 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!


Magical Lanterns Festival, Roundhay Park, Leeds.

The amazing light displays on show at the Magical Lantern Festival in Roundhay Park, Leeds.
Magical Lanterns Festival, Roundhay Park, Leeds.

The amazing light displays on show at the Magical Lantern Festival in Roundhay Park, Leeds.
Magical Lanterns Festival, Roundhay Park, Leeds.

The amazing light displays on show at the Magical Lantern Festival in Roundhay Park, Leeds.
Magical Lanterns Festival, Roundhay Park, Leeds.

The amazing light displays on show at the Magical Lantern Festival in Roundhay Park, Leeds.

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rick_walker@mac.com (ImageNorth - Photography by Richard Walker) Editorial ImageNorth PR Photographer Richard Walker night photography http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2016/11/magical-lantern-festival-leeds-time-to-dust-off-the-tripod Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:10:15 GMT
Hanging out of a car for The Sun http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2016/11/hanging-out-of-a-car-for-the-sun 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.

Sun Features - Sun Motors

Rob Gill test drives the new VW Tiguan.

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Sun Features - Sun Motors

Rob Gill test drives the new VW Tiguan.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net
Sun Features - Sun Motors

Rob Gill test drives the new VW Tiguan.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net
Sun Features - Sun Motors

Rob Gill test drives the new VW Tiguan.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net
Sun Features - Sun Motors

Rob Gill test drives the new VW Tiguan.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net
Sun Features - Sun Motors

Rob Gill test drives the new VW Tiguan.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net
Sun Features - Sun Motors

Rob Gill test drives the new VW Tiguan.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net
Sun Features - Sun Motors

Rob Gill test drives the new VW Tiguan.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net

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rick_walker@mac.com (ImageNorth - Photography by Richard Walker) Editorial ImageNorth Motors Photographer Richard Walker Sun Tiguan VW car cars motors photography http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2016/11/hanging-out-of-a-car-for-the-sun Tue, 01 Nov 2016 16:44:24 GMT
YBS Money Minds -recent photoshoot http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2016/9/ybs-money-matters--recent-photoshoot 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.

Yorkshire Building Society

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Yorkshire Building Society

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Yorkshire Building Society

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Yorkshire Building Society

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Yorkshire Building Society

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rick_walker@mac.com (ImageNorth - Photography by Richard Walker) Business Editorial ImageNorth PR Photographer Richard Walker portraits http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2016/9/ybs-money-matters--recent-photoshoot Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:50:08 GMT
Urban fox cubs first photos http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2016/5/urban-fox-cubs-first-photos 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.

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rick_walker@mac.com (ImageNorth - Photography by Richard Walker) Editorial ImageNorth Photographer Richard Walker cubs fox foxes urban http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2016/5/urban-fox-cubs-first-photos Tue, 10 May 2016 12:15:37 GMT
What have I been up to recently?? http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2016/3/what-have-i-been-up-to-recently 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!

 

Reveal Mag

Imogen Silversides from Scarborough, who took social media by storm with her fake tan application antics.

Photograph by Richard Walker/ www.imagenorth.net
Femail

Cordingley family of two sets of twins.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net


Femail

Twins - James and Olivia (left) aged 4 with George and Isabella (3)

Cordingley family of two sets of twins.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net
Sun ftrs

Rita, Caleb and his mum Zoe.
Grandma Rita Kutt whose request to M&S for baby clothing for her grandson Caleb who has Cerebral Palsy prompted them to bring out a whole range of vests.

Photograph by Richard Walker/ www.imagenorth.net
An ice cream van stuck in the snow at Roundhay Park in Leeds, as staff try to try rescue it, Leeds, West Yorkshire, Sunday January 17th 2016.

Photograph by Richard Walker/ www.imagenorth.net

Submitted on spec on self billing arrangement
Welcome to Yorkshire....Chelsea Flower Show

Photograph by Richard Walker/ www.imagenorth.net
Cancer Research UK.....

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net

 

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rick_walker@mac.com (ImageNorth - Photography by Richard Walker) Editorial ImageNorth Photographer Richard Walker http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2016/3/what-have-i-been-up-to-recently Fri, 04 Mar 2016 16:49:41 GMT
Latest celebrity photoshoot http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2015/5/latest-celebrity-photoshoot I met the hottest new celebrity last week - 'Princess' the Hypnodog from ITV's Britain's Got Talent!

What a fun afternoon with Princess and owner Krystyna, and The Sun's willing volunteers, who turned up to try out the hypnotic skills of Krystyna and Princess.

I managed to keep very awake fortunately and concentrate on the photography!

A nice spread in The Sun followed.

Britain's Got Talent's Hypno Dog 'Princess' and owner Krystyna Lennon at home in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net
Britain's Got Talent's Hypno Dog 'Princess' and owner Krystyna Lennon at home in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Paula Stewart who took part in a hypo session.
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Britain's Got Talent's Hypno Dog 'Princess' and owner Krystyna Lennon at home in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Cerys Griffiths who took part in a hypo session.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net
Britain's Got Talent's Hypno Dog 'Princess' and owner Krystyna Lennon at home in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Cerys Griffiths who took part in a hypo session.

Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net

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rick_walker@mac.com (ImageNorth - Photography by Richard Walker) Britain's Editorial Got ITV ImageNorth Photographer Richard Walker Talent animals celebrity dog http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2015/5/latest-celebrity-photoshoot Wed, 06 May 2015 15:35:05 GMT
Spring portrait shoot with Macy http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2015/4/spring-portrait-shoot-with-macy Great to see the weather is finally on the change, although we don't like it too bright and sunny when out shooting! Photographers are never happy!

Here is a recent private portrait session for Darren of his lovely daughter Macy.

Shot on location in Yorkshire, with the autumnal colours still around before the Spring change.

For more information on portraits sessions and prices please call on 07977 745245 or e-mail, thanks!

 

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rick_walker@mac.com (ImageNorth - Photography by Richard Walker) ImageNorth Photographer Richard Walker Richard Walkers Blog portraits http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2015/4/spring-portrait-shoot-with-macy Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:48:06 GMT
Tribute band photo shoot http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2014/10/tribute-band-shoot It's been a while and have been busy, busy - not much time for blogging?

Here's a fun one done recently for one of the national tabloids.

A great tribute band called 'Rule the World' and I'm sure you can guess which boy band!

This one was shot just around dusk before one of their local concerts, but with a bit of nice lighting from the Nikon Speedlight flashes it turned out okay.

Tried out my new D4 camera on some inside live performance shots too and it's pretty impressive! Those film days are long forgotten!

Here's the full gallery : http://www.imagenorth.net/p641067429


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rick_walker@mac.com (ImageNorth - Photography by Richard Walker) Editorial ImageNorth Photographer Richard Walker Richard Walkers Blog http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2014/10/tribute-band-shoot Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:06:00 GMT
Kids sport http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2014/5/kids-sport This is a recent shoot done for Sky - and a fun day at Leeds University going back to a bit of sports photography - it's been a while!

Usual low light in these sports halls but the D3 and D800E coped well!


Beattie Communications/Sky

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Beattie Communications/Sky

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Beattie Communications/Sky

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Beattie Communications/Sky

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rick_walker@mac.com (ImageNorth - Photography by Richard Walker) Editorial ImageNorth Photographer Richard Walker photography sports http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2014/5/kids-sport Mon, 12 May 2014 16:39:15 GMT
Health pics in the Mail today http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2014/4/health-pics-in-the-mail-today My latest shoot in print and online today in the Daily Mail......


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2599180/Rashes-When-itch-wrecks-life-NOTHING-rid-it.html

 

 

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rick_walker@mac.com (ImageNorth - Photography by Richard Walker) Editorial ImageNorth Photograper Richard Walker http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2014/4/health-pics-in-the-mail-today Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:27:59 GMT
Sun commission 'Bea Marshall' http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2014/4/sun-commission-bea-marshall My Sun Features commission in print today!

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rick_walker@mac.com (ImageNorth - Photography by Richard Walker) Editorial ImageNorth Photographer Richard Walker http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2014/4/sun-commission-bea-marshall Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:42:07 GMT
Latest portrait shoot http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2014/4/latest-portrait-shoot Thanks Katie and Angela for posing so well on our recent portrait shoot - you both did great!

www.richardwalkerportraits.co.uk

Here is a small selection........

 

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rick_walker@mac.com (ImageNorth - Photography by Richard Walker) Editorial ImageNorth Photographer Richard Walker portraits http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2014/4/latest-portrait-shoot Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:39:11 GMT
Don't try this at home! http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2014/3/dont-try-this-at-home Is it just me or do we all think we are experts and able to repair things.

Well I had a broken Nikon Speedlight flash and it probably wasn't a good idea having a go at repairing it!

Mini screwdrivers to the ready and then not long later just a bag of screws and a flash unit not looking too healthy!

RESULT : New flash ordered!

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rick_walker@mac.com (ImageNorth - Photography by Richard Walker) Editorial ImageNorth Photographer Richard Walker http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2014/3/dont-try-this-at-home Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:34:32 GMT
Richard Walker Portraits http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2014/3/richard-walker-portraits Have just refreshed my portraits website with new styling and a refreshed slideshow showing some of my recent work.

Visit my website and please feel free to share on social media (that would be great - it's the future I'm told!)

 

Here is the website slideshow - please enjoy!

http://www.richardwalkerportraits.co.uk

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rick_walker@mac.com (ImageNorth - Photography by Richard Walker) ImageNorth Photographer Richard Walker portraits http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2014/3/richard-walker-portraits Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:08:41 GMT
Love in a Castle http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2014/3/love-in-a-castle One of my recent jobs took me into County Durham for a shoot with a couple who own a castle - which he bought for her as a first wedding anniversary present!

Nice little shoot on location for the Daily Mail and the weather held out at least!

They now let the castle out on the Rural Retreats booking agency - castle is called Scargill Castle if anyone fancies a few luxury nights away!

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rick_walker@mac.com (ImageNorth - Photography by Richard Walker) Editorial ImageNorth Photographer Richard Walker portraits http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2014/3/love-in-a-castle Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:10:52 GMT
Sunshine in the Park http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2014/2/sunshine-in-the-park At last - chance to go out and do some weather pics!

My favorite spot again - Roundhay Park in the sunshine with the crocuses in full bloom! Crocuses bloom on a spring like sunny day as the rain holds off and the sun appears in Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire. Crocuses bloom on a spring like sunny day as the rain holds off and the sun appears in Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire

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rick_walker@mac.com (ImageNorth - Photography by Richard Walker) ImageNorth Landscape Photographer Richard Walker Richard Walkers Blog sunshine http://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2014/2/sunshine-in-the-park Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:15:46 GMT