Noise in Action Photography Competition

UK – Cirrus Research plc, which specialises in the design and development of noise measurement equipment for health and safety applications has launched its Noise in Action Photography Competition. Cirrus is looking for interesting, unusual or imaginative images of its noise measurement instruments in use, and the winner will receive a pair of Sennheiser PCX-350 Noise Cancelling Headphones. The closing date for entries is 29 August.

James Tingay of Cirrus Research explains, “Cirrus equipment is used in so many different sectors, from mining and industry, to clubs and bars, and we are looking to add colour to our promotional material and website with some really exciting images of our products in use.”

The entries can include any Cirrus Sound Level Meter or the doseBadge Noise Dosemeter, and must include the product in use. Full competition rules can be found on

Blog spot on pro photographer Nicola Grimshaw-Mitchell

SWPP & BPPA member Nicola Grimshaw-Mitchell of Bury Lancashire has a photographic blog highlighting her professional photographic business.

Their blog features

Wedding Shoot in France

Last week I returned from a fun wedding shoot in the South of France at Chateau Pomiro. They are now hosting weddings and wanted some shots to show how wonderful a venue it is! My lovely models James & Beverly had fun even though they were very hot in all their finery! I stole off with Bev after for some

Trash the Dress photos, there were many great places around the Chateau for some unusual shots – my favourite being in the compost heap!

Nicola is a specialist photographer in Wedding photography.


Nikon UK is celebrating the second of the May bank holidays by increasing its spring cashback offer on the Nikon D60 by 50% on purchases made between 22nd – 28th May 2008, inclusive.

Over the bank holiday weekend customers will be able to claim 50% more cashback on the existing spring promotion up to the following amounts:

Existing spring cashback
50% extra cashback
22nd May – 28th May 08
D60 single lens kit
£40 (€50)
£60 (€75)
D60 twin lens kit      
£60 (€80)
£90 (€120)
Claims Required by
31st July 08
31st July 08

Customers should look out for the promotional voucher which will be available in selected national newspapers over the bank holiday, as well as selected stores across the country and online.

To claim the cashback customers should attach the voucher to the claim form which can also be obtained Nikon’s website where more information about submitting claims can be found.

Offer is subject to availability.

Blog spot on pro photographer Helen Spendlove-Hilder

SWPP & BPPA member Helen Spendlove-Hilder of Ilkeston Derbyshire has a photographic blog highlighting their professional photographic business.

Hi I’m Helen a photographer based in Derbyshire. Having had a passion for photography since a young age it was only natural for it to become my profession. Horses have been a life long love and this makes it easy for me to capture them in image. I cover Equestrian events and portraiture.

Helen is a specialist photographer in Wedding, Sport, Equestrian images, Still life, Nature, Portrait and Fine art photography.

Blog spot on pro photographer Cormac O’Kelly

SWPP & BPPA member Cormac O’Kelly of Rathfarnham Dublin has a photographic blog highlighting their professional photographic business

Chase Jarvis website relaunch

Back again! The wedding season is heating up, just like the weather. Off to Spain next week to shoot a wedding in Marbella, so that should be interesting.

I have just gotta a mail from the guys at Chase Jarvis to say that there website has been relaunched.

Well worth a look and his videos are terrific for anybody interested in photography. Chase is a lifestyle and popular culture photographer who splits his time between Seattle and Paris (nice work if you can get it).

Check it out … You’ll thank me for it!

Cormac is a specialist photographer in Wedding Sport Corporate Action Portrait Lifestyle photography

Blog spot on pro photographer Nicholas Cleave

SWPP & BPPA member Nicholas Cleave of Swansea West Glamorgan has a photographic blog highlighting their professional photographic business

We have had our first ‘Real Wedding’ featured published this month in WM Bride Magazine. A fantastic Xmas winter wedding we photographed in late 2006. Click here to see the double page article with images.

Also in the same edition of this magazine we have had our images used and have contributed answers to a special feature on ‘Special Wedding Photography.’ Click here to read the useful advice on choosing our photographer and to see our images.

Our thanks as always go to the couples featured in these two articles. Without you, showcasing our work in this way would not be possible.

Nicholas is a specialist photographer in Wedding Commercial Photography Press & PR Stock photography

Blog spot on pro photographer Mark Laurie FSWPP

SWPP & BPPA member Mark Laurie of Calgary Alberta has a photographic blog highlighting their professional photographic business

Their blog features: A Walk With The Animals

I just delivered a good friend’s book of their little girls playing with a baby lion. Their mom, Adel, is from South Africa so this connection with her homeland is very precious to her. They just phoned to say they can not stop looking at the book, each time they go through it, they find something new and insightful or revealing or just plain that’s their girls. It is our first horizontal format and I must admit it is impressive. It has the quarter in stainless steel cover, it opens to 26 long by 9 inches high.

We have them done in Italy so there is this really cool essence that it comes with. Mostly though, it is their girls, very young, one just crawls, playing with a live 2month old baby lion. It is so much fun to listen to them talk about their kids with this book as a reference.

Mark is a specialist photographer in Children Fashion, Glamour Sport Landscape Nature Portrait Nude Travel photography

Visit Mark at:

Photo Fringe Announced – Brighton 3rd October – 16th November 2008

October 2008 Brighton will be the host of the third edition of the Brighton Photo Biennial, the leading photography festival in the UK, showing new and commissioned bodies of work by internationally recognised photographic artists.

Brighton Photo Fringe will once again run in parallel with the BPB, using the increased awareness of photography in the media and public, and the audience of international arts professionals attending the BPB, to raise the profile of and create opportunities for photographers and lens based artists.

Brighton Photo Fringe supports photographers and lens-based artists by organising and marketing a fringe festival, in collaboration with Brighton Photo Biennial, which raises the profile of the visual arts in Brighton & Hove and reaches a broad and new audience. Through this it aims to embed photography into the cultural fabric of Brighton & Hove and to provide a unique insight for the public into the range of current UK photographic practice.

A series of professional development workshops and networking events will be organized in the lead up to October 2008. These are designed to support artists wishing to take part in the event. Please visit the workshops and events section of the website for more details. If you would like to join our e-mailing list to find out up to date news about workshops and events please visit our contacts page.

Brighton Photo Fringe is an open and inclusive event aimed at representing the broad nature of photography. During the Brighton Photo Fringe 2008 a brochure publicising all exhibitions and events will be produced and for a fee anyone exhibiting or staging an event as part of the Photo Fringe can be included in this. Please go to our registration page for details of how to register an event or exhibition.

The Vault is offering 20% discount on printing and mounting  services for participants.

The Tate Modern Photographic Exhibition

“Street & Studio” is an exhibition of international photography, presenting a history of photographic portraiture taken on the street or in the photographer’s studio.

Runs: 22nd May to 31st August 2008
Tate Modern, London

Over 350 striking works are gathered in this stylish exhibition, by some of the world’s most famous and important photographers including Francis Alÿs, Diane Arbus, Cecil Beaton, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Rineke Dijkstra, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Robert Mapplethorpe, Irving Penn, Norman Parkinson, August Sander, Cindy Sherman, Malick Sidibé, Paul Strand, James Van der Zee, Juergen Teller and Wolfgang Tillmans.

Focusing on photos taken in buzzing cities, with their cosmopolitan cast of hipsters, businessmen, beauties and criminals, Street & Studio builds an engrossing urban history of photography, ranging from early black-and-white pictures from the late 1800s, to elegant fashion photography from the mid twentieth century, to cutting-edge portraiture by contemporary artists.

Norman Parkinson, Wenda, Times Square, NYC, September 1949
© courtesy Norman Parkinson Archive, London