Category Archives: Outdoors

WELSH MPA (MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION) BLACK & WHITE FINALIST 2019

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 tone. I’m also delighted to

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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 around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg,

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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 different compositions on the beach

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Southerndown in the Blue Hour…

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 Hour and as an added

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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, 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, Llantrisant, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot

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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 the Royal Charter… On Location

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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 Photography LTD…

Among the Flowers…

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 Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore,

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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 serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl,

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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 Cardiff…

The Kingfisher…

It’s been awhile coming, but I’ve finally managed to get close to the Kingfisher to photograph it with a good level of detail… Hope you like…   On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore, Llantrisant, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Cardiff…

Master Photography Awards 2018…

Puffin in Flight… Earlier this year I joined the MPA – Master Photographers Association in order to take my craft to the next level. Well, I’m delighted to say I picked up a National Award at this year’s event with my Puffin in Flight image that I took this summer on Skomer Island, Wales… On

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Puffins of Skomer Island…

Puffins of Skomer Island, Pembroke, Wales… This Whitsun half-term I managed to visit the beautiful Skomer Island in West Wales for the first time with my family. I had a hot Summer’s day photographing the unique, comical and colourful Puffins that habituate the Island for a few months every Spring and Summer, before departing to

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Engagement Shoot at Ogmore Castle, South Wales…

An Ogmore Castle Engagement Shoot… This is Jo and Blaine who we’d like to congratulate as they are getting married in May 2018 and they have asked us to photograph their Wedding in Tenby, Wales at the beautiful Manorbier Castle… Jo is a swimming teacher in our Swim School, Little Fishers, based in Bridgend. About

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Bruce Springsteen is The Real Reason Why I’m a Photographer…

Well, okay, Bruce Springsteen is certainly a big part of why I’m a photographer! A few years back my eldest son, Benjamin, sang on stage with Bruce at the Millennium Stadium. After the show I was caught up in the emotion as much as a super proud dad could be, but quickly I came down

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Royal Photographic Society LRPS Panel…

LRPS Panel, Royal Photographic Society… Last year an urge overcame me – something to do with middle age I guess – where I wanted to receive recognition for my photographic ability with the world renowned Royal Photographic Society, and so I made a decision to join their illustrious organisation and begin a process of becoming

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Children’s Headshots for Model’s, Actor’s, Spotlight or just Keepsakes…

A Children’s Headshot/Close Up is so important these days especially if they have ambition to be an actor or model and feature well in Spotlight to catch an employer’s eyes… Having a Headshot/Close up portrait is a daunting prospect for most people but actors, models, branding or just simply children often take this in their

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Actor Headshots On Location in Wales…

At Allan James Photography we love nothing more than taking our equipment and lighting out On Location across South Wales to help capture the perfect headshots for our client’s Portfolios. Recently we had a Great Photo Shoot with Francois Pandolfo, a Cardiff born actor who has starred opposite Peter Capaldi and David Tennant in Doctor

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