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Another Award!

Welcome to the Gale Photography blog!!

On these pages we’ll be giving you our news and views, and thoughts about photography in general. 

We’re having fun planning our 2009 Photographic Training and Photo Trek programme.  We’ve just rescheduled our “Love your DSLR” course to June 13th, and there are still places left. 

If “al fresco” photographic training is more to your taste, then what about coming to a Photo Trek?  The first Photo Trek at Buscot Park, Oxfordshire, is in place for August 8th.  It’s a half-day afternoon trek and I’ll be taking a group of no more than 10 people around the fabulous gardens and parkland, and helping them improve their photography on the way.  I’m really looking forward to it.  We would like to thank Lord Faringdon for permission to run Photo Treks at this terrific venue.

On the subject of having fun, I had a very interesting evening last Monday.  I popped along to the annual MPA regional Portrait competition down near Bristol.  It was judged by Damien Lovegrove who did another great job of constructive commenting.  He gave me a Merit Award in the Location Portrait section.  He loved the use of a low camera angle, off-camera flash and frozen action; thanks Damien!  

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2009 MPA Portrait Merit

 At our studio in Oxfordshire we always try to get a different style of portrait image, and this lifestyle portrait shot of a boy jumping his skateboard was great fun to do – although lying on the ground with a very wide angle lens while he was doing it felt a bit dangerous!  Oh, how we suffer for our art…