Category Archives: Master Photographer

Master Photographers Association Highly Commended Awards 2020…

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

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MPA International Awards 2019

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

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Associate of the Master Photographers Association…

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

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MPA Portrait Silver

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

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WELSH MPA (MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION) FASHION & BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2019

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…

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WELSH MPA (MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION) CHILDREN’S PORTRAIT (6-12) PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2019

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

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WELSH MPA (MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION) INDUSTRIAL, ARCHITECTURAL & COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2019

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

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WELSH MPA (MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION) LANDSCAPE & TRAVEL WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2019

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

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The Boy , The Stick and The Dai Cap…

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

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Mount Fuji, Japan…

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,

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Master Photographers Association Portrait Highly Commended…

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,

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MPA Highly Commended – Red Kite in Flight…

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,

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Royal Photographic Society Blue Ribbon Award Winner 2019…

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

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Master Photographer Highly Commended Awards…

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…                    

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To be a Young Child…

Toddler and young children shoot are always fun and active as we chase them around the Studio on On Location in search of smiles… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore, Llantrisant, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Cardiff… Allan James

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Master Photographers Association Highly Commended Rosette January 2019…

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

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MPA Commercial Photographer of January 2019…

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

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Sweet Dreams Little One…

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…

The Newborn Beanbag…

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

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The Actress and Musician…

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

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A Red Kite of Wales…

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

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Children’s Model Portfolio…

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.

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Ogmore Castle Reflections…

I have always loved Ogmore Castle and the Stepping Stones and often photograph it early in the morning or at sunset… I hope you like this image… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore, Llantrisant, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and

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