Exhibition : Exmoor Landscapes

From Thursday 1st to Thursday 29th of April inclusive, I’m exhibiting a collection of my Exmoor Landscape large format images for all to view.

This collection can be viewed in the Exmoor Room, located in the “Old Hospital”, in the Avenue, Minehead, TA24 5AY

Doors are normally open weekdays 12 to 3 pm.

Please pop in and support this great community centre.

The Man Who Shot Tutankhamun – Harry Burton

Margaret Mountford travels to Egypt’s Valley of the Kings to discover the story of an unsung hero of British photography – Harry Burton, the man whose images of the Tutankhamun excavation created a global sensation in the 1920s.

As she explores the spectacular locations where Burton worked, including Tutankhamun’s tomb, she investigates how his photographs inspired a craze for Egyptian designs and made the archaeologist Howard Carter an international celebrity. She discovers why Burton’s images are still studied today by Egyptologists around the world. And she works with a present-day photographer, Harry Cory Wright, to find out how Burton pushed the boundaries of photographic art to create his extraordinary and influential pictures of the world’s most famous archaeological discovery.

BBC Four Thursday 18th June, 11 -12 pm.

More details.

Perfect colour starts with a ColorChecker

How frustrating is it spending the day shooting, finally getting that perfect shot, to then come to edit and discover a whole range of under/overexposed or bleached out images? It doesn’t just waste your time and money, there’s a good chance that the opportunity you had won’t be coming around again anytime soon.

ColorChecker range of photo charts ensures that your exposure is perfectly captured at the very start of your shoot and enable your colours to be completely accurate to every given scene so that the colour you see is the colour you’ll get.

Lightroom Quickies : Adobe Lightroom Classic Survey Mode with Flags and Attributes

Really life Photowalk images and understanding Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic version 9.1, Library module, survey mode.

PhotoClub Events

Over Exmoor Tonight

The International Space Station is over Exmoor tonight, lets hope for clear skies;

Sat Jan 25, 6:13 PM4 min43°17° above SW26° above E   
Sat Jan 25, 7:50 PM< 1 min18°18° above W18° above W

Did you Win? Newsletter 47/19

Did you win? Newsletter 46/19, Monday 9th December print winners, please check your emails

  • Ian Pile
  • Kim Donwell
  • Nick Middleditch
  • Jenny Bonwick
  • Jonathon Blake

To enter click here, good luck.

Just received in the post;

My certificate, Licentiate in photography from the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain.

Mark Stothard, BA (Hons) in Photography, LRPS.

Now working towards my Masters in Photography and ARPS.

Cyber Monday 2019

Up to 40%* off everything

Ends Monday 2nd December at 23.59 GMT

with coupon code, CM2019 at checkout

*discount amount depends on the product purchased.

Time for a catch-up; awards

For those new to me, I’ve been studying towards being a PhD (Level 8) candidate in Photography at some point in my life.

It’s now time for an update on my studies;

  • Starting with, in 2015, completing my Diploma in Photography (Level 4);
  • Following on by, in 2017, Degree in Media Production (Level 5);
  • Then in 2018, Advanced Diploma in Photography (Level 5) and Platinum and Palladium Printing (Level 4);
  • Resulting in the summer of 2019, graduating from the University of Plymouth with a BA (Hons) in Photography (Level 6).
  • November 2019, qualified as a First Aider, QNUK Award, 3-day Emergency First Aid at Work training.
  • I’m currently studying the Award in Education and Training (AET) at Level 3, then if all goes well graduation around Easter in 2020, which means I will be a qualified Level 3 teacher.
  • Then a break from studying for personal projects, until September 2020, to start my Masters (MA) in Photography (Level 7).
  • I’m so humbled to announce, that I have just been awarded by my peers, at the Royal Photographic Society, my LRPS at my first submission.

Now I’m a Qualified First Aider

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I PASSED, approximately 90% (Grade to be confirmed).

I’m now a qualified First Aider, QNUK Award, 3-day Emergency First Aid at Work training.

I hope I don’t need these skills, but if you’re on one of my photo walks, workshops or photography experiences, you have the comfort that a trained first aider is on hand at all times.

A big thank you to Evince training, I would recommend their training courses to anyone or business, really knowledgeable and friendly guys, Thank you, see you in a year for my refresher, if not before.

Attend any of my photography workshops

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If you attend any of my photography workshops, whether in the classroom or exploring our beautiful planet, be assured I take your safety seriously.

Already holding my Emergency First Aid at work certificate, I’m today enhancing my First Aid training with Evince Training Limited to a higher level, a 3-day First Aid at work course, to include such topics, what to do if you broke your leg or have an eye infection while in the middle of our stunning Exmoor National Park.

I’ve asked for a custom first aid kit to be designed for us, to deal with photography eventualities that I will be trained for; for example we are standing in an Exmoor stream you wash your hands, then splash your face as it’s a hot day, but you get a foreign body in your eye.