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February 23, 2014 / / Blog

Real Ale on the UP! Real ale is on the up – micro breweries are springing up all over the UK, nowhere more so than in Yorkshire. Every small town seems to have it’s own brewery producing everything from pale ales to dark porters. Ossett, Salamander, Daleside, Rooster’s, Leeds Brewery, Wharfbank, Saltaire, Wendworth, Copper Dragon, York Brewery, Acorn, Goose Eye, Bradfield, Kelham Island and Ilkley… just a few to look out for if you’re after a great pint. Celebrate in Style We went to celebrate the UK’s finest ales at…

January 2, 2014 / / Automobiles

  2013 is no more… I needed some new shots so on Thursday 2nd of Jan, 2014 I hit the road over to Ferrybridge to see if the sun was hitting the steam clouds over the cooling towers. It was to an extent, my usual spot by the canal gave some reasonable long exposure shots – and I found the bridge over the A1 which has become a popular place to stop for some dusk shots with the A1 in the fore ground. The one above is a vintage looking…

July 19, 2013 / / Blog

The Ideas Man…     Paul’s business card really does say The Ideas Man, and it’s true – you’ll go along way before you meet someone with more ideas – on branding, marketing, web, life, music… you name it! His Design Agency, All Good,  is a one-stop solution for people needing innovative branding and marketing solutions… sure he can explain it a lot better than me, check out the website.             I’ve known Paul for a while as we’re both associates at the BiY business…

July 18, 2013 / / Blog

Gayle is director of Boroughbridge’s IRYS Ltd, providing a wide range of services including training, coaching and mystery shopping. When we were planning the shoot, we quickly discounted the typical “corporate office style” shots  in favour of using Leeds’ Victoria Quarter – a place Gayle knows VERY well and is very at home in! Along with being a cool location, showing shops and boutiques is also appropriate for her mystery shopping business – it’s all about telling a story. We then popped into the luxury office complex, Broadgate, on the Headrow, to…

June 20, 2013 / / Blog

You don’t HAVE to have a boring profile shot these days…. Had a great time talking to fellow business people at BiY today – part of a creative “trio” with Rob and Andy of Plump Digital and Video Advert. Just thought I’d note down my main points from the talk… The world has changed – people want to see “you” and your “everything” now, great photos “sell”, bad ones repel.  Get known as the “local go-to” person is helped with local images, images of you “in the locale” – be…

June 15, 2013 / / Blog

Live Well Project – Chris and Anne One of the huge bonuses of running a photography business is meeting great people, and on Sunday I met Chris Jones and Anne-Louise Savery. They are starting a social enterprise in Holbeck to encourage and help people of all abilities, ages and backgrounds to improve health and build community spirit. Their motto is “We don’t see disability, only untapped potential”  You can read about their story at their website – http://livewellproject.co.uk/goal.html . Looking forward to watching them grow and make a real difference Holbeck folks’…

June 3, 2013 / / Business

A Great Way To Build Teams Volunteering days are the best team building events – spending time with good people doing good things for a good cause… what could be better? Having been on 2 when working in a corporate environment, I can vouch for them – getting out of the office and tooled up is great fun, and working on totally different “stuff” to the day job helps everyone bond. Participate Projects Organisations like West Yorkshire’s http://www.participateprojects.org.uk/ are bristling with projects for amazing causes, and is always on the…

May 28, 2013 / / Landscapes

Where in the Yorkshire Dales is Deepdale? Deepdale is long valley in The Yorkshire Dales which borders Whernside and drops into Dentdale, in the western Yorkshire Dales. Why’ve I not heard of it? It’s dominated by the near by Dentdale, Deepdale is an offshoot which leads steeply into Kingsdale. Deepdale could easily be confused for Dentdale. What’s it like? It’s beautiful – when you enter from the Kingsdale pass, you’ve got Whernside towering over you to the right, then a sweeping, rounded valley greeting you – with the Howgills in…

May 27, 2013 / / Landscapes

Where in the Yorkshire Dales is Ribblesdale? It’s one of the major ones, with a west watershed, that starts at Ribblehead then goes via Settle into East Lancashire – ending up at Preston where it enters the Irish Sea. Most people think of Ribblesdale as a limestone heavy location, with the 3 Peaks all around – Ingleborough to the west, Whernside to the north, and Pen Y Gent to the east. What’s it like? It’s one of the big ones really – the most scenic part is between the staggering…

May 27, 2013 / / Blog

Where in the Yorkshire Dales is Kingsdale? It’s that long valley which goes up the west side of Whernside, in the Yorkshire Dales. Why’ve I not heard of it? You’ve probably not heard of it, it’s not one of the main dales – it’s probably counted as part of the Ribblesdale region. What’s it like? It climbs steeply from Thornton In Lonsdale, with stunning views of Ingleborough to the right. It then levels off to become a flat-bottomed valley with a stream flowing down the middle. It then steeply climbs…