This is the blog for Brett Trafford Photography based in Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands. More information can be found on the web site, Brett Trafford.com

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Going to the dogs

Just time to share a couple of shots from my latest portrait session with Bella.



Monday, January 16, 2012

Work in progress

A busy and cold few days with lots of time spent out doors taking pictures. Thursday night and Friday morning saw me on the Roaches taking pictures for my exhibition in May, Saturday evening found me on the side of Rutland water taking yet more shots for the exhibition. In all I have taken 700 shots in 4 days, last Jan I took 488 in the whole month!
This picture is one of the out takes and is of Normanton Church, Rutland.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Photography course in Leek

I've been asked by a couple of people if I will be running an introduction to photography course again this year, the answer depend on the amount of interest there is, so if this might appeals to you or someone you known could you let me known. I'm looking to focus at getting the best from any camera and exploring different styles of photography, trying to build a foundation to then let you carry on enjoying photography.

Picture is not cutting edge art, its more a lesson in not having you tripod set up in the road for a 30 second exposure, unless you are really sure there are no cars coming!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Looking forward too...

Busy year ahead with lots to look forward to.

Two exhibitions already booked the first one starts in March and is nearly finished just a few shots to get. The second starts in May and that one is taking up lots of time as the pictures are some of the most challenging I have taken.

I'm also working on a set of panoramic prints, I've always loved large sweeping views but never gotten around to having any printed up, well thats about to change as I've decided to get some mounts made just to fit these large images.

Other plans that are afoot, I'm looking to work with some local bands, I'm in the finishing stages of another web site for a new local business (as well as updating mine), I've agreed to photograph another charity ball and the wedding planner is starting to book up nicely.

All this on top of a long list of shots of local scenes for the Leek United web site and The Staffs Moorland Calendar. And it's only the 3rd!

Photo from a pre Christmas shoot that was used as a gift so I was not able to show until now.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

2012!!!
Happy New Year everyone. Hope the hangovers are not too bad.

To start the year I've a new project, and it's another daily photo blog, Buxton Daily Photo, a photo a day taken in and around Buxton and the Derbyshire Peak District. Pop over and check out the first picture.

Nearly finished my first full year as a self employed photographer and it's been a great one. 2012 looks to be even better with loads already planned and lots that I still have to do. Picture is from one of the many pre Christmas shoots that I could not post as they were to be used as gifts.