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Back to normality….

So the weather seems stable (?) at last and no more black and whites… normality! 

The second wedding of the season kicked off yesterday and what a fun time. Sadly I am unable to share wedding images with you, but I can share these images of the car! A 1960’s Zephyr, and in fine condition. It was a late afternoon ceremony so lighting was not great, groups indoors and a few hurried outside pictures. I have just looked through quickly and all looking fine! 🙂

old wedding car in Hampshire

old wedding car in Hampshire

Have a good weekend. 🙂

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Its that time of year…


Whilst out walking the dog today I walked past the vineyard. The sun was shinning and never to miss a photo opportunity I noticed the grapes had been harvested. I quickly returned home to grab the camera gear to return to the grapes. When I arrived at the vineyard again they were just about to be loaded onto transport to the winery.

I asked the owner if I could take some pictures and gave him my commercial business card, he was very obliging and quite informative. The grapes were picked a few hours before and crated ready for despatch. All these lovely, sweet (I had a taste!) grapes will be made into English sparkling wine. I think this is a lovely set of commercial produce images which could be used in various settings.

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October 15, 2013 · 8:37 pm

When in Rome…


Where to start editing!?

I have now arrived home after the trip to Rome. I have so many useable images. (see previous post)

I have now set myself a task to generate some income from the images taken. The only question is what is a suitable medium?

How do you out put your prints? Through a gallery, or postcards? Giclee prints? Or do you make books?

If anyone has ideas or experience in selling art prints online or off, I would love to hear from you.

Here is another from Rome…



I have been a little quiet with the blog of late. I am busy travelling at the moment and currently in Italy. here are a couple of sneak previews of some images taken with the iPhone.
I have taken a few hundred on the D700 and can’t wait to get home to begin editing!









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In my recent concerted efforts to break away from social photography and a little more into advertising and commercial photography, I have just finished a small job for a local restaurant.

This lovely local Italian is launching a new spring menu and needed some quick launch pictures to use on their facebook page. I will be invited back soon to photograph the actual food on offer, which will be great fun!

All taken with available light and hand held on the D700 with prime lens of 85mm, 50mm and 28mm.

food and commercial photography in Hampshire

The Italian serving great food.

Food and commercial photography in Hampshire

As the sun is out I will be tramping the streets this afternoon in search of some video material. I have been dabbling with the Nikon D5100 video potential for a little while but never had a real project to get my teeth into! … watch this space!


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January 31, 2013 · 12:25 pm

More cold photography!

Here are a few more pictures from the current snowy weather!

I felt real lazy for some of the images as they were taken from the car! Not because I couldnt be bothered to get out, but because it was not safe, some of the trees were beside a dangerous place to stop and get out with the camera. Also if a car had come around and walloped me from behind I dont think the police would have been too pleased! , All in the name of art!

snow landscape images Winchester

snow landscape images Winchester

The post box image: It just had to be “Schindlered” I rarely do spot colouring but this was crying out for it.



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Canine candids

This is a photograph of my companion Alfie the German Short Haired Pointer. I may be a bit bias but I think he is photogenic!

It was quite a simple lighting set up for Low Key lighting. One soft box and a reflector to the right and a second light behind to give a rim light. It was taken on an 85mm nikon lens. This is my basic set up for dogs, it helps if they are well behaved!

Hampshire photographer Paul Murphy

Butter wouldn’t melt!

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Pampered pet?

Its that time of year again!!

Do you have a pampered pooch or equestrian exceptional? A cuddled cat or romeo rabbit?

Than this could make the perfect  Christmas gift!

Buy your loved one, human or not, a portrait sitting this Christmas. At home or on location a stunning image of your loved one makes a timeless gift.

Woof, sorted!

£30 sitting fee applies.

pet photography this christmas

capture that loved one!

Contact us for more information on 07921633702.

NB. 30min session. Images provided on web gallery to order.

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