Recording Saxophonist Rob Burton Performing ‘Braemar’ by Graham Fitkin

I was asked by Rob Burton’s father to record Rob live at a Christmas concert in Spaldwick Church. He played a modern composition entitled ‘Braemar’ by Graham Fitkin, who is a British composer, pianist and conductor. This piece was premiered in St. Margaret’s, Braemar at the 2017 ‘One Fine Day’ Music Festival and was played … Read full article

Videoing Ben Rice Singing at the Spaldwick Christmas Concert

At the 2018 Christmas Carol concert held in Spaldwick Church, Ben Rice sang ‘The Three Kings’ in German. At Kimbolton School, he was active in a number of musical pursuits, including the school’s Chamber Choir. He played the role of Javert in the school’s production of ‘Les Misérables’ and achieved a Grade 8 with Distinction. … Read full article

Videoing Rob and James Burton Perform at Christmas Concert

It was lovely to see saxophonist Rob Burton and his brother James perform together at the 2018 Christmas carol concert in Spaldwick Church. Despite it being an amazing year for Rob, winning the Woodwind Final of BBC Young Musician and getting through to the final of the competition, it was great to see the two … Read full article

Photographing ‘Singing on the River’ at King’s College Cambridge

We had a family outing to see The King’s Men singing on the River Cam next to King’s College Chapel, Cambridge. King’s Men are the choral scholars of King’s College i.e. the Chapel choir without the young boy choristers. Although the location was superb, it was definitely the case that this event in my mind … Read full article

Videoing ‘Sister Act’ Rehearsal to Produce a Highlights Video

I used the opportunity of a Spotlight Productions dress rehearsal for Sister Act to try to record video. To be honest, it was not the most successful venture. Extra lights had been brought in to supplement those in the Performing Arts Centre. Unfortunately, these were not to broadcast standard and caused flicker that ruined the … Read full article

Learning from First Attempts at Video for Spotlight Productions

I had such grand ambitions for videoing the dress rehearsal of Sister Act by Spotlight Productions. In hindsight, these were totally unrealistic. After photographing the shows for several years, I felt quite confident with photography so video provided a new challenge. I knew my set-up was not optimum at the time, as I was using … Read full article

Photographing ‘Sister Act’ from Spotlight Productions

I was delighted to photograph the dress rehearsal of Sister Act by Spotlight Productions, helped by my two daughters. After seeing the West End version of Sister Act, which I remember being distinctly unmemorable, I was rather apprehensive about the show. However, I was completely taken aback about how good the Spotlight version was. I … Read full article

Photographing Peterborough Cathedral

Peterborough is home to the beautiful Peterborough Cathedral, which is well worth visiting. Following an accidental fire in 1116, Peterborough Cathedral was rebuilt in its present form between 1118 and 1238. The highlights of Peterborough Cathedral include: the dramatic hanging crucifix, which frames the choir stall the spectacular central tower the new building ceiling, with … Read full article

Easter TV Service at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge

While I have loved attending services and concerts in the Chapel of King’s College Chapel on many occasions, one event has stood out. My daughter – who was an undergraduate there at the time – was able to secure tickets to the BBC ‘filming’ of the Easter service that is broadcast by the BBC in … Read full article

Photographing ‘Sister Act’ Cast in Spaldwick Church

In order to produce some interesting publicity photos for the production of Sister Act by Spotlight Productions, we decided that it would look great to have photos taken in a real church. Spaldwick Church was the venue for a photoshoot with the Sister Act cast, and I think the photos certainly add character. You can … Read full article

Photographing Young People Perform in Stageworks Concert

In order to get more experience with stage photography, I volunteered to photograph a dress rehearsal of a show put on by Stageworks, which is a specialist performing arts college in Cambridgeshire that offers classes and full-time college course in acting, singing, dance and musical theatre. The event took place at the Performing Arts Centre … Read full article

Photographing ‘Legally Blonde’ for Spotlight Productions

My daughter Bethany I enjoyed photographing the dress rehearsal of Legally Blonde by youth musical theatre group Spotlight Productions. I’m not sure if I should admit this or not but I really love the 2001 film Legally Blonde with Reese Witherspoon, and so I was really looking forward to the Spotlight Productions version. It was … Read full article

Photographing ‘Disco Inferno’ by Spotlight Productions

I was delighted to photograph the dress rehearsal of Disco Inferno, produced by Spotlight Productions. I was assisted by my daughters. You can view all the photos here: Gallery of Disco Inferno Photos   Other pages you may be interested in: Other Posts About Spotlight Productions

Photographing ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ from Spotlight Productions

I enjoyed photographing the dress rehearsal of Singin’ in the Rain by Spotlight Productions, at the Performing Arts Centre in Huntingdon. You can view all the photos here: Singin’ in the Rain Photo Gallery   Other pages you may be interested in: Other Posts About Spotlight Productions

Photographing the Spaldwick Fete

As a regular photographer of our local village fete, I love taking ‘snaps’ of local people and musicians and performers taking part. Here are a few of the photographs. You can view all the photos here: 2014 Spaldwick Fete Photo Gallery

Photographing ‘Les Misérables’ by Spotlight Productions

I was having a conversation with Chris Abington, and he mentioned that he was drummer in Les Misérables being put on by a local youth musical theatre group based in Huntingdon called Spotlight Productions. I wondered if they would be interested in me taking photos and I got in touch with Graham and Sarah Wilkinson. … Read full article

Photographing Tina May in Concert

In July 2012, I was the official photographer at a concert by Tina May, an award-winning jazz singer. Tina is an English jazz vocalist who has recorded several albums. For more information, visit Tina’s website: Tina May Website

Photographing Saxology in Concert

I photographed the Saxology Jazz and Swing Saxophone group in July 2012. For more information, visit their website: Saxology web site.

Photographing the The HuMS Big Band

It was a glorious day in July 2012, when I photographed the Huntingdonshire Music School Big Band at a concert in Grafham. View more photos

Photographing the 2012 Spaldwick Fete

In 2012, I photographed my local village fete and the band performance, featuring Spaldwick’s Mark Sturdy and Mark Hunter. View more photos

Photographing ‘Magic of the Musicals’ at Kimbolton Castle

2010 was the year where I became an ‘official photographer’ for a stage event, when I photographed a highly successful concert held at Kimbolton Castle that raised significant sums of money for charity. It represented my first attempt at stage photography. Singing were Kate Roberts, Helen Patching, Nathan Taylor and Stephen Weller. The band included … Read full article

Making a Start with ‘Event Photography’

2010 represents an appropriate date to start my personal blog – when I had my early experiences of ‘event photography’, photographing my local village fete. Looking back, although these were far from my best photos, if I had not taken them there would be nothing to mark the event and remember the people involved. I … Read full article