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  • Every month the MPA hold monthly competitions to help photographers improve technique and showcase their work. These critiques are overseen by Chairman Ray Lowe and the Commercial (Which I tend to enter more) is chaired by Roy Wooding. Firstly I’m delighted to say I won the International Commercial MPA Cometion
  • Last year in November 2019 I attended a Star studded event in Hinckley England with the MPA at their ‘2019 International Awards’ after getting six images through to the Final Round. It was a great event where I met lots of fellow photographers and attended lots of inspirational talks on
  • In 2018 I bought a Fujifilm X100T which I took on a family holiday across Germany, Denmark and Holland. I also took my Nikon DSLR just in case, but I found myself using the Fujifilm more and more during the trip due to its great, light size and beautiful ergonomics.
  • Late last year I attended the MPA Master Photographers Association International Awards night in Hinckley, England at a black tie event where I had six images through to the finals and one image which was a Finalist in the Open Category. During this time I also went for the Associate
  • I’m delighted to announce that this Newborn composite (Made up of three images where the newborn is always supported) won Portrait Silver in the MPA’s prestigious Monthly Awards… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore, Llantrisant, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot
  • This is an image from Kyoto, Japan that I saw as I woke up early in our hotel skyscraper where we were on the fifteenth floor. The view was spectacular with the soft backlight rising up and really caught my eye, and the image just seemed to suit a monochromatic
  • Another image of a super cool Eleven year old swimmer that helped me win the Welsh MPA Fashion & Beauty Master Photographer of the Year 2019… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore, Llantrisant, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Cardiff…
  • This is the image of a super cool Eleven year old swimmer which helped me win the Welsh MPA Children’s Portrait (6-12) Master Photographer of the Year 2019… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore, Llantrisant, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot
  • This is the image which helped me win the Welsh MPA Industrial, Archirectural & Commercial Photographer of the Year 2019. The image was taken on a recent trip to to Japan and is one of the skyscrapers of Tokyo… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving
  • I’m delighted to say this landscape shot helped me win the Welsh MPA Landscape & Travel Photographer of the Year 2019. It is an image of Southerndown Beach, Wales taken early on the summer of 2019. It was a difficult image to capture and took over an hour experimenting with
  • I’m delighted to say this is the image of a Red Kite that won the MPA Wildlife and Nature Photographer of the Year 2019. This was an image taken at Gigrin Farm in the Brecon Beacons, Wales. A wonderful location set in the heartland of Mid Wales when you can
  • It was an emotional build up to the 2019 MPA competition with nerves frayed, as I competed against some great photographers, but I’m delighted to announce that in June 2019 I won the Welsh Master Photographer of the Year 2019 with the Master Photographers Association and was presented the Award
  • The is a Studio portrait I took recently of a One year old who turned up with the coolest clothes. The image was also awarded a Highly Commended Rosette from the Master Photographers Association for the month of April… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving
  • I love all genres of photography, and in the last year or so I have neglected Landscapes, but I recently got to go out with my wide angle lens and Lee Filters and play around again. This was my favourite image taken at Southerndown Beach near Bridgend in the Blue
  • Spent the last few weeks witnessing the beautiful land, people and culture of Japan. When you go on a holiday you can’t control the weather when you are sightseeing, but I’m happy with the way the images of Mount Fuji turned out… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands,
  • The MPA Chairman ‘Ray Lowe’, called this ‘A Teenager with Angst’… Delighted to pick up a Highly Commended Rosette in the Portrait section of the Master Photographers for this moody image of Pen Y Bont swimmer Freya… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend,
  • During a wet and miserable day in March I took a few macro (Close up) images of my wife’s roses which I liked, but also realised they lacked something extra. So after a little bit of thought there came an experiment in Photoshop with a range of tinkering around and
  • This year I am concentrating on creating a panel of birds for my MPA Associate Panel, so I was delighted to receive a second Highly Commended image for my ‘Red Kite in Flight’… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore,
  • This week I found out my ‘Puffin Kiss’ image was one of seven winning images at the Royal Photographic Society’s DIG 2019 Print Competition and am delighted to receive the coveted Blue Ribbon Award from the oldest Photographic institution in the world, as well as being a Society that carries
  • Delighted to have picked up two Highly Commended Awards this month from the Master Photographers Association… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore, Llantrisant, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Cardiff…                    
  • Toddler and young children shoot are always fun and active as we chase them around the Studio on On Location in search of smiles… PRO Member of BANPASThe Baby and Newborn Photography Association… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore,
  • Delighted to have collected another Highly Commended Award from this month of January 2019’s Master Photographers Association Monthly Portrait Competition for a Studio portrait of two beautiful dogs… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore, Llantrisant, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot
  • THE KINGFISHER… Delighted to say I won the Commercial Photographer of January with the Master Photographers Association with my image of a Kingfisher with a fish in his mouth… If interested in a photoshoot you can email us at: [email protected]   On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving
  • I like to think Newborns have sweet dreams as they sure look peaceful when in a deep sleep… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore, Llantrisant, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Cardiff…
  • At Allan James Photography we always start our newborn photoshoots using the beanbag which is nice and snuggly for babies and provides lovely backdrops for the curled up and naked poses before moving on to bowl, bucket, macro and family images… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend
  • This is super cute Ted who recently came for a shoot in our Studio in Broadlands, Bridgend… These are a few of our favourite images as Ted lived up to his title of King Charles with his regal posing… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving
  • This is Sarah Bennington, a talented Welsh actress and musician who has recently starred in the TV programme, ‘Anoraks’, and also plays the flute for the Welsh National Opera… Sarah recently came for a headshot session and wanted a combination of moody and happy shots for her portfolio, but we
  • In the Summer of 2018 I was commissioned for an On Location shoot to capture a range of images of a boy among the buttercups and also a few with his beloved horse… We hope you like them… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around
  • Spent a wonderful day this Autumn at the Red Kite Centre in Rhayader, Mid Wales and witnessed the spectacular frenzy that is the daily feeding of the majestic Red Kite birds… Hope you like my favourite image of the trip… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and
  • This is – Cute as a Button – Harriet who recently came in for a Studio shoot to update her model portfolio.  On actor’s and model’s shoots we have a wide range of backdrops to help co-ordinate with what your child is wearing to ensure you receive the best images.