Category Archives: Portrait

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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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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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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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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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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One Year On…

One Year On… It’s always lovely to photograph a child, year on year, and watch them grow up before your eyes… A Special Moment indeed 🙂 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

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Nana St Bartholomew-Brown Morgan in the Studio…

Actress Nana St Bartholomew-Brown Morgan in the Studio… This is actress Nana who came to our photography Studio for Headshot and Fine Art updates for her portfolio… Nana was born in London and raised in Ghana and Nigeria. She graduated from the University of South Wales with a BA in Drama &

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Grey is the New Black…

At Allan James Photography we are firm believers in offering our clients a choice of colours in the Studio backdrops we offer. We have a wide range of choice, but one classic colour that is chosen time and time again is the ever fashionable grey background.  It is often selected

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Professional Studio Headshots… South Wales Photographer Allan James…

Professional Studio Headshots… These headshots were recently taken in our Bridgend Studio, South Wales and feature Abby Louise Edwards who is embarking on a new career in Television. We wish her luck… During our headshot sessions at Allan James Photography we aim to create an acting/modelling portfolio with around five

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Children’s Modelling/Acting Portfolio…

Children’s Modelling/Acting Portfolio… This is Reegan Davies a young Welsh model and actress from Maesteg who has been in demand a lot these last few months. She has been photographed by lots of different photographers such as Dani Geddes, Anna Salek, Teresa Gregory and Magdelena Siencka. She has also recently

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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

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I am more than a Photographer… I am a Master Photographer…

On a recent Blog about the RPS I explained my middle age panic and sudden urge to achieve some form of official recognition for my photography. I wanted to prove to myself that I can do it and hold my own amongst the best both in portraiture and in Landscapes,

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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,

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Newborn Baby Photographer of Bridgend South Wales…

Welcome to my blog on Newborn Photography and what to expect at a typical session at my Studio in Bridgend, South Wales… PRO Member of BANPAS, the Baby and Newborn Photography Association… What to Expect When I’m Expecting You…. The diary of a newborn and baby photographer is a complicated

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