Category Archives: The Master Photographers Association

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) 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… Allan James Photography LTD…

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 and Cardiff… Allan James Photography

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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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Welsh MPA (Master Photographers Association) Wildlife & Nature Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019

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 see this rare and beautiful

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Welsh MPA Master Photographer of the Year 2019

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 by MPA President Simon John

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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 around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg,

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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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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, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore, Llantrisant,

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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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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 Photography LTD…

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 and Cardiff… Allan James Photography

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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 around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg,

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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 and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge,

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