ImageNorth Photography by Richard Walker: Blog https://www.imagenorth.net/blog en-us (C) Richard Walker/ImageNorth 2021. All rights reserved. (ImageNorth Photography by Richard Walker) Tue, 14 Sep 2021 11:29:00 GMT Tue, 14 Sep 2021 11:29:00 GMT https://www.imagenorth.net/img/s/v-12/u712189229-o990748364-50.jpg ImageNorth Photography by Richard Walker: Blog https://www.imagenorth.net/blog 84 120 A look back at some recent work https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2021/9/a-look-back-at-some-recent-work Crikey, I have only just remembered that it's been a while since I posted a blog!

It's been busy and I thought I'd just update with a nice selection from some recent work this year.

Here we go!

Clients : Cancer Research UK, PA Media - Premier Inn, Google, Morrisons, Yorkshire Coast BID & Yorkshire Agricultural Society.

Premier Inn - Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen

Photograph by Richard Walker
Morrisons shoot It’s Good to Grow campaign.

Morrisons colleague Olivia and Adam Hamid.
Cancer Research UK

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GYS21…Preperation of cattle at the show.

Photograph by Richard Walker / Yorkshire Agricultural Society
GYS21…The Atkinson Action Horses at the show.

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Artist, Emma Stothard unveils her 3-meter-tall sculpture of a Green Hairstreak Butterfly, titled, ‘Spurn Butterfly’, at Spurn Head in Yorkshire, which has been commissioned by Yorkshire Coast BID in partnership with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, as part of a new coastal sculpture collection, from Staithes to Spurn Point. Theo Cullen (5) takes a closer look. Picture date: Thursday August 26, 2021. PA Photo. The sculpture, which is made from copper wire, is the first in the collection to be unveiled and will eventually become Verdigris, emulating the butterfly’s natural green colour. Photo credit should read: Richard Walker/PA Wire

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(ImageNorth Photography by Richard Walker) Editorial ImageNorth Photograper Richard Walker Photographer Richard Walker PR Richard Walkers Blog https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2021/9/a-look-back-at-some-recent-work Tue, 14 Sep 2021 11:08:28 GMT
Synergy Car Leasing shoots – Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2020/9/synergy-car-leasing-shoots-yorkshire-bank-bike-libraries Synergy Car Leasing shoots – Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries

A series of my commissioned photo shoots with the UK’s Fastest Growing Leasing Broker, Synergy Car Leasing, in aid of the Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries campaign. Throughout the campaign Synergy has collected over 200 unused or unwanted bikes, enabling children and their families, who would otherwise not have access to bike, to borrow and ride for free. Welcome to Yorkshire

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Synergy Bike Library

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Synergy Bike Library

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(ImageNorth Photography by Richard Walker) Business ImageNorth Photographer Richard Walker Photography PR https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2020/9/synergy-car-leasing-shoots-yorkshire-bank-bike-libraries Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:31:32 GMT
Our Daisy https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2020/2/our-daisy Can I introduce Daisy our new addition to our photography business. She is a 1979 vintage caravan decked out in 'Cath Kidston' style furnishings and jammed full of vintage decorations and props. And of course lets not forget her retro state of the art photo booth and onboard printer!

She's a local lass, originating in Grimsby from the Cotswold Coachcraft Caravan factory.

I saw her for sale online and thought it would be fun to have her alongside my existing photography business, bringing fun and joy to weddings, celebrations and corporate events.

Available to hire and she is already proving very popular with bookings coming in thick and fast!

In the short time we have had her we have already had the pleasure of bringing her along to weddings and a great corporate weekend at the Emmerdale village for ITV and McCain.

Am also getting interest in her for corporate promotion work and film and tv work too.

Here is the website : www.daisyvintagecaravan.com

 

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Drynks shoot- non alchoholic drinks company https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2019/5/drynks-shoot--non-alchoholic-drinks-company A recent shoot for Vickie at North PR, of Richard Clark, founder of the Drynks Company. The North West company is the UK’s only "state-of-the-art dealcoholisation technology” company which gently removes alcohol from full strength alcohol, while retaining the character and flavour of the original liquid. Shot in Manchester's trendy Northern Quarter.

 

Drynks

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Drynks

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Drynks

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(ImageNorth Photography by Richard Walker) drinks Drynks Editorial ImageNorth manchester non-alcholic northern Photographer Richard Walker PR quarter https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2019/5/drynks-shoot--non-alchoholic-drinks-company Mon, 20 May 2019 11:55:00 GMT
Yutong Electric bus brochure shoot https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2018/8/yutong-electric-bus-brochure-shoot Here is a recent shoot I shot after being commissioned by Chinese Bus and Coach manufacturer Yutong and their UK distributors Pelican. Yutong are a giant in the industry and are increasing their market in electric buses in the UK. They wanted a comprehensive shoot to illustrate one of their hi-tech buses, and here are some of the images.

Pelican X10

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Arc short film created for my client Ongo https://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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Dandie dogs https://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!

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

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Dandie Dinmont Terriers l-r, Valentino, Stumpy, Daisy, Ronnie and Violetta.

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The Best of Leeds Architecture in B&W https://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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Gareth Dunn for Cancer Research UK https://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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Magical Lantern Festival Leeds-time to dust off the tripod https://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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(ImageNorth Photography by Richard Walker) Editorial ImageNorth PR Photographer Richard Walker night photography https://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 https://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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Rob Gill test drives the new VW Tiguan.

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Rob Gill test drives the new VW Tiguan.

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Rob Gill test drives the new VW Tiguan.

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Rob Gill test drives the new VW Tiguan.

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Rob Gill test drives the new VW Tiguan.

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Rob Gill test drives the new VW Tiguan.

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Rob Gill test drives the new VW Tiguan.

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(ImageNorth Photography by Richard Walker) Editorial ImageNorth Motors Photographer Richard Walker Sun Tiguan VW car cars motors photography https://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 https://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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Urban fox cubs first photos https://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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What have I been up to recently?? https://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.

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Cordingley family of two sets of twins.

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

Cordingley family of two sets of twins.

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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.

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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.

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

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Cancer Research UK.....

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(ImageNorth Photography by Richard Walker) Editorial ImageNorth Photographer Richard Walker https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2016/3/what-have-i-been-up-to-recently Fri, 04 Mar 2016 16:49:41 GMT
Latest celebrity photoshoot https://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.

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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.

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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.

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(ImageNorth Photography by Richard Walker) Britain's Editorial Got ITV ImageNorth Photographer Richard Walker Talent animals celebrity dog https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2015/5/latest-celebrity-photoshoot Wed, 06 May 2015 15:35:05 GMT
Spring portrait shoot with Macy https://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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Tribute band photo shoot https://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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Kids sport https://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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Health pics in the Mail today https://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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Sun commission 'Bea Marshall' https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2014/4/sun-commission-bea-marshall My Sun Features commission in print today!

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Latest portrait shoot https://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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Don't try this at home! https://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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Richard Walker Portraits https://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!

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(ImageNorth Photography by Richard Walker) ImageNorth Photographer Richard Walker portraits https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2014/3/richard-walker-portraits Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:08:41 GMT
Love in a Castle https://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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Sunshine in the Park https://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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Smarties shoot https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2014/2/smarties-shoot Usually my job involves photographing people most of the time, whether it be for newspaper and magazine commissions or for my lovely corporate clients.

But this one was a chance to go back to still life photography for my client Nestle UK. After a nifty bit of staging, I had a set made up in my loft office, with studio lighting at the ready - but natural light was the preferred option if possible.

The light was spot on coming through the velux windows just at the right time - and here is the result of one of the images.

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Business Portraits - a bit different! https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2014/1/business-portraits---a-bit-different The style of business portraits have moved on somewhat nowadays and it's good to be able to shoot something a little different every now and again, like these ones that I was commissioned to shoot by Yorkshire law firm Gordons LLP.

The brief was to get a set of images of some of their clients that were quite simple, but very visual making the most of their brand or business and giving me the chance to use my lighting skills to make them stand out from the normal head shots often done.

It's nice to see them in use as well, with bill boards currently up in Leeds Station and Leeds Bradford Airport, as well as on their other marketing material. They look great on their reception walls too!


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Never stop working - the life of a freelance on holiday! https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2013/7/never-stop-working---the-life-of-a-freelance-on-holiday It's true (much to the annoyance of my other half sometimes) - you never stop working when you are a freelance photographer - even on holiday!

Must admit though - having just spent a week in the Lake District in the best weather ever  - I couldn't resist taking some pics.

With such amazing scenery and blue skies luckily - I shot a few weather pics for the newspapers of people having fun in the sun and was pleased that they appeared in The Times, The Sun and the Daily Star Sunday - nice result!

Then on a boat trip across Lake Windermere, the beautiful day lent itself to shooting some stock pictures to put on my Alamy account.

Here are a few below.

It was a relaxing experience and quite satisfying shooting stock pictures for a change!

 

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(ImageNorth Photography by Richard Walker) Richard Walkers blog Weather boats holiday scenery sunshine tourism water https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2013/7/never-stop-working---the-life-of-a-freelance-on-holiday Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:22:02 GMT
Weather pictures in Scarborough https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2013/6/weather-pictures-in-scarborough Have just returned from a trip in our camper to Scarborough, and never missing a chance to do a little work  - decided to take the camera gear and shoot some stock.

Now as the weather wasn't great I thought I might as well shoot some weather pics and send them to the papers as well.

 

In wind and rain, and then the odd break of sunshine - I rattled off some colourful frames of people and the beach huts on the seafront.

 

So far have seen them on the Daily Mail online - so a nice little result and worth the long walk with heavy camera bag and the soaking!

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2346849/Wimbledon-2013-weather-Forecasters-promise-tournament-heat-up.html

 

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Cheeky chappies https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2013/6/cheeky-chappies Just recently shot this private job for Emma and Gavin who I first met when I was commissioned by Chat Magazine to photograph them a few months back.

Great kids to work with even though they were up past their bed time and getting a bit fed up!

Managed to squeeze my white background into their lounge and fit three studio lights in there as well.

They got all spruced up for the shoot and we were away with a full shoot done in under an hour in time for their bed time.

Nice set of results in all with two very pleased parents which was great!

Hoping to do more similar shoots in the future.

Visit my website for more portrait work : www.richardwalkerportraits.co.uk

 

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Asda Lakes Challenge https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2013/6/asda-lakes-challenge Second year running - another great weekend providing photographic coverage for ABP and Asda on their Lakes Challenge raising money for Tickled Pink and Orchid.

The fundraiser consisted of a challenging 11 mile walk/ run around the renowned Fairfield Horseshoe, two cycle legs totaling 40 miles and a canoe section on Coniston Water!

Although some teams completed the challenge in around eight hours, most took much longer.

The charity event raised over £132k for Tickled Pink and Orchid which was split evenly.

They are so fun those jobs!

 


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Snow in the Park https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2013/2/snow-in-the-park When a flurry of snow falls it's time to jump out of bed, grab the camera and shoot some weather pics - the newspapers love them!

Luckily I don't usually have to go far as I trundle down to Roundhay Park in Leeds and these are two I shot recently on alternate weekends.

Even better they got used - with the ice cream van image used in The Sun and the Sunday People, and the cute dog in the Daily Star Sunday.

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(ImageNorth Photography by Richard Walker) Cream Editorial Ice ImageNorth PR Park Photograper Richard Walker Photography Richard Walkers Blog Richard Walkers blog Roundhay Snow Spaniel Van picture https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2013/2/snow-in-the-park Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:26:24 GMT
Love is in the Air https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2012/11/love-is-in-the-air Put together 100 singletons,  2 TOWIE celebs, an air crew, myself and a reporter and what do you get? It was the Jet2 'Love is in the Air' speed dating trip to Paris and my first foreign assignment since going freelance - so a nice treat!

The Sun called and asked if I could work on Saturday for them, thinking it would be somewhere in the North as usual, but no they wanted me to go to Paris!

We boarded the plane at Leeds Bradford on a wet Saturday morning in the early hours, and the contestants were glammed up and ready for some fun, I was just desperate for a cup of tea! Arriving in Paris - well it was gloomy and rainy just like back in Leeds.

The day consisted of a fantastic meal on a posh river boat on the River Seine with the speed dating afterwards, and of course I had some work to do too as well.

Hundreds of frames shot in the space of an hour or so and we were ready for the trip back home to good old Yorkshire.

Not your average day at work - Leeds to Paris and back in a day!

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Sid Waddell funeral https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2012/9/sid-waddell-funeral

Just recently I was on a news day covering the funeral of darts legend Sid Waddell in Leeds.

There was quite a pack of photographers there - as usual nowadays - and in attendance there were some sporting greats including Freddie Flintoff and Eric Bristow, plus  a fair few others! There was a fair bit of coverage in the national papers which was good to see, and I had some in the Daily Star from what I have seen so far.

Had the great pleasure of meeting Sid a few times on photo shoots for Sky Sports. What a top guy - he could talk for England and after the pics it was great to have a real chin wag about sport and the world at large. He was one of life’s great characters.

I also used to work with his son Dan Waddell - who was a journalist at a press agency that I used to work at, also a lovely feller!

RIP Sid!

 

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Welcome https://www.imagenorth.net/blog/2012/9/welcome ASDA-Snowdonia-Challenge-2012 Hello, welcome to my blog pages. This is all a bit new to me but I’ll try to inform with my future entries and give an insight into my work as a freelance photographer.

I have been a photographer now for 23 years and have covered everything there is to do really in the world of press and pr, but still as a new day comes along there are always things to learn and experience.

My job is varied working for newspapers, magazines, broadcasters, pr agencies and companies, so never a dull day!

I recently worked on a shoot for Asda in Snowdonia a couple of months back, where their colleagues and suppliers took part in a gruelling cycle, walking and canoeing challenge for charity. Normally an overnight would be a hotel or travelodge, but this one was rather different sleeping in one man tents on a campsite. Not luxury but wow was it fun, with the amazing scenery of Snowdonia and the elements - driving rain that night and pretty cold too!

There were eighty Asda tents on the site and a marquee with hot food and drink. It was going back to nature and one of those jobs, despite the weather, which made me think how much I love the job!

Lots of money was raised and lots of fun had by all!

 

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