To mark their 50th anniversary the Friend’s of Richmond Park have produced a comprehensive and compelling guide book to Richmond Park.

This much needed companion to this amazing park is clearly laid out with over 300 photographs from a number of local photographers, including myself.

The guide book is available on Amazon as well as directly from www.frp.org.uk.

 

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I was thrilled to be invited to the Friends of Richmond Park’s 50th Anniversary Party at Pembroke Lodge on Sunday.

The event was a celebration of the work the Friends have done over the last 50 years, from the time the amazing Wendy Macaulay had the passion and determination to make Richmond Park a safe and accessible place for everybody to enjoy.

The event featured an exhibition and displays of the history and wildlife of Richmond Park as well as speeches from FRP chairman, Ron Compton, Friends’ President, Lord Rix and by guests of honour Sir David Attenborough and Wendy Macaulay, co-founder of the Friends of Richmond Park.

Wendy Macaulay, Lord Rix, Sir David Attenborough and Steve Morgan: 

Lord Rix and Sir David Attenborough share a joke before their speeches.

The hugely popular children’s author Dame Jacqueline Wilson also attended and is currently hosting the Poems in the Park competition.

FRP chairman, Ron Compton gets the event started…

Sir David Attenborough in front of my photograph of “Deer on a winter morning

Sir David Attenborough and myself after the presentation.

Simon and his talented team from MyStMargarets have created a beautiful and very usable calendar of stunning photographs from around the borough of Richmond upon Thames.

I am pleased to say that a number of my favourite photos have been selected for inclusion in the calendar, along with some lovely images by another local photographer, Diana Havenhand.

The aim of this limited edition calendar is to support the local community of St Margarets. Copies are available from “Mrs Moon” and “Gift” in Crown Road and “Denham & Finney” on St Margarets Road.  Copies are also available from Orleans Infants and St Stephen’s Junior Schools at £8 each.

And remember, if you like any of my photographs in the calendar, they (and more) are available to buy online and would make great Christmas presents!

I am pleased to announce that a selection of my greetings cards of Richmond are now available in Waterstones, Richmond.

They have taken pride of place in Waterstones’ Local Interest section as soon as you walk into the store, so please take a look the next time you pass (and maybe even support my photography by buying one or two!)

I have a selection of 5 greetings cards so far which, as well as being available to buy online are also available in the brilliant ‘Gift’ shop on Crown Road in St Margarets.

 

I am proud to announce that my photograph taken of early morning rowers on the River Thames from Richmond Bridge has been shortlisted in the My View of London photographic contest.

This high profile photography competition had support from Joan Collins, Tamara Beckwith as well as WBA Heavyweight Champion David Haye.

The competition was a collaboration between the newly opened Park Plaza Westminster Hotel and the Fight for Sight charity.

Fight for Sight is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to funding world-class research into the prevention and treatment of blindness and eye disease.

My photo will be part of a month long exhibition of in the Park Plaza so when you’re next in Central London please do take a look. The print is also available to buy online or in the Timothy Graham Gallery in St Margarets.

I am thrilled to announce that my prints of Richmond are available at the superb Timothy Graham Gallery on Crown Road in St Margarets (020 8744 9033).

The limited edition prints are available signed and mounted as well as with a choice of quality custom frames so please pop in next time you are nearby and take a look.

There are also some great prints from other local photographers like Jeffrey Jaye and Joanna Jackson, plus some interesting vintage prints of the local area.

We are lucky in Richmond to have to River Thames pass through east to west (or west to east depending on the tide!) which provides some dramatic and memorable sunsets and sunrises as well as some great panoramas of Richmond riverside and bridge.

Going to Richmond Park in atmospheric low-light conditions is one of the most exciting times to photograph the deer. The following photographs were taken with ISO 1600 for a really grainy and moody look just as the last remaining light was fading and I was left to get out of the park in darkness.

These prints, and more, are available to buy online through my website.

Richmond in the snow

January 9, 2010

The recent snow at the start of 2010 has been beautiful and early trips into Richmond Park and Marble Hill Park provided some exciting photographic opportunities:

These images and more are available to buy.

Different audiences prefer different photographs. Most people buy black & white prints of Richmond Park for their homes etc, whereas magazine and web publishers tend to prefer the more vibrant colour photographs when downloading stock images of Richmond.

This can cause some problems when choosing the lead photo to use on the website. This grainy and atmospheric image of White Ash pond in Richmond Park is a good example.