Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Last post of the year.....probably......

Hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing Christmas and best wishes for 2012 !

ANOTHER photo of the Eastney yomping marine but, hey, the sky looked great at 8 in the morning.....

December morning at Eastney


Saturday, 10 December 2011

Robin Hood night at the Boathouse....Santa Runs......9th December

Set up a studio - well, 2 actually - for a Robin Hood themed night at the 7 Boathouse in Portsmouth Navalbase. It was a little quiet but the guests enjoyed themselves and entered into the spirit of things by coming in fancy dress. It was the first opportunity to use my woodland theme photo backdrop. When it first arrived I was a bit worried but it actually looked good in use and was easy to light - certainly easier than a white paper roll !. To be on the safe side though I also set up my Lastolite 8x7' next to it to give a choice for guests - as it happened the Lastolite wasn't used at all !

 Here's a few shots from the evening.......




Santa Runs 11th December...........weather looks OK in the morning so hopefully most will have finished if the rain arrives. Please remember to pin your race number to the front of your Santa suit !!  Digital downloads are £6 each or two for £10 and 15% of proceeds will go to the RNLI !
Have a great time all 1500+ of you !

Portsmouth RNLI Santa Runs - IanBurnettPhotography





Monday, 5 December 2011

Clarke family shoot 4th December.......

Back to Eastney Community centre - great photo venue - for a shoot with Jacqui and her two brothers. Here's a few from the shoot......

Eastney photo shoots: Ian Burnett photography (click a photo to enlarge)
I'm planning a family shoot day at the Eastney Community centre on Sunday 29th january 2012. You can a book a 30 minute slot - £5 booking fee which is deducted from any subsequent orders. I have several differant package options available - just ring me for details and to book.....07846 710913

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Santa Runs next Sunday 11th December.......

Just a reminder....hope the weather is as good this year as last !!

2010 Portsmouth Santa Run (click a picture to enlarge)


Please remember to put your number on your Santa suit so you can find yourself in the photos later

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Jacqui & Warren family shoot, take 2 27th November.....

Photographed Jacqui and Warren and their new baby Ronnie today. Second time lucky as Ronnie was a little unsettled first time around but was a real poser this time....here's a storyboard:

Family photo shoots Ian Burnett Photography

Family shoots like these can be done at either your house or mine - cost is very reasonable at £75 for the disc of photos or prints as required - check out ian Burnett Photography

Portsmouth Santa Runs 11.12.11 & Marathon 18.12.11.....

I'll be providing the race photography again at both the Santa 5k/10k runs on the 11th December and the Portsmouth Marathon on 18th December. Can I ask that the Santa runners pin their number to the OUTSIDE of the Santa suit please - this is so that you can find yourselves on my website later.  The link to my website is Ian Burnett Photography - click on the "2011 races" section......

Portsmouth RNLI Santa run 2010: Ian Burnett Photography

Prices are very competitive and importantly 15% of my sales go to the RNLI. Digital downloads - which  you can do whatever you like with - are £6 or £10 for two so you can can have pictures both on the course and at the finish. This applies to both the Santa runs and the Marathon. There will be several photographers out on the course for both events so give them a smile when you see them !

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Family shoots...........

Back into it again after a particularly virulent bout of man-flu. Here's a few more images from the Eastney family photo shoot last week. I'm probably going to do these sessions on a monthly basis starting in January so if you're interested in booking a session just email or call me or go to my website Ian Burnett Photography. There's a booking charge of £10 but this refunded against your first order.

Family shoots at Eastney Community Centre
 

Monday, 14 November 2011

Theo & Darcie 13th November................


Took a few shots of my grandchildren at Eastney yesterday - I'll post a few later but I quite like Darcie's Chad impression.............


Saturday, 5 November 2011

Becky & Simon engagement shoot 5th November 2011

I went to Pepperbox Hill near Salisbury today with Becky and Simon for their wedding preshoot. Simon proposed to Becky here and it was an obvious choice to return to. Here's a few shots from the session:

Becki & Simon engegement shoot, Pepperbox Hill 5th November (click to enlarge)

Monday, 31 October 2011

Monday 31st Oct...

Busy weekend - one of the official photographers for the Great South Junior Runs/5k on Saturday and for the main event yesterday. Another 14,000 frames closer to a new shutter - in fact the photographer next to me yesterday suddenly groaned as his shutter failed ! Fantastic to see many people running and raising thousands for charity and congratulations to Rob Piggott of Believe & Achieve who ran as Frankenstein !
Today I had my grandchildren which is always fun - Darcie for a couple of hours and Theo all day so we took the opportunity to get some photos playing with the fallen leaves outside my place - unfortunately Theo fell out of the tree I was photographing him in - only about a foot I hasten to add - and lost interest.........Ben10 on telly seemed a better bet after that.

Click to enlarge: Lifestyle photo shoots Portsmouth

I used a 300mm lens on my Nikon D700 set at f4 to compress the background and used off camera flash controlled by my set of Pocketwizards - Theo was a bit perplexed as to how the flash fired when I was about 50 yards away !  I like the look it gives.
I'm doing more and more of these outdoor shoots now - they are natural, fun (for me and the subject !) and don't take too long - 30 mins tops and it's £45 for one 12x8" and two 8x6" prints although I'm having to increase the price in the New Year.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Amy & Kevin wedding preshoot 22nd Oct.......

Met Amy and Kevin at the Solent Hotel, Whiteley today for their preshoot. Weather was good - with all the good weather this month the trees were not quite as autumnal as they should be but the backlighting looks good.........

Amy & Kevin at the Solent Hotel, Whitelet Oct 2011 (click on the storyboard to enlarge)

Go to Ian Burnett Photography for details on lifestyle photoshoots........

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Hayley & Craig's preshoot 12th Oct 2011

We went to Old Portsmouth to do Hayley and Craig's wedding preshoot on Hayley's birthday. They were both really relaxed which  translated into the photos - here's a storyboard of the shoot:

Hayley & Craig at Old Portsmouth
It doesn't need to be a wedding preshoot for you to enjoy a lifestyle shoot though - a session starts at just £45 and the location can be anywhere you choose.....go to Ian Burnett Photography to check out the details.......

Friday, 14 October 2011

Highcliffe Beach 13th Oct 2011.......

Really nice day with fantastic autumn weather - warmer today than most summer days !
Highcliffe Beach & Castle ©ianburnettphotography.co.uk  Click  any picture to enlarge...

Monday, 10 October 2011

Friday, 7 October 2011

Family portraits day 13th November........

There's just three slots left for the family portrait shoot at the Eastney Community centre in Bransbury Park, Southsea - 1000,1100 and 1600. This is a great idea for Christmas presents. Here's some examples.....

Portrait sessions

If you'd like to book one of these slots please call me on 07846 710913 or go to my website Ian Burnett Photography

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Stourhead trip 4th October 2011...............

Went to the beautiful Stourhead House and gardens today intending to capture the autumnal colours - except that it rained (well, drizzled) and there was 100% cloud cover ! Still we managed to get around the gardens and captured a few - probably a week/fortnight too early for the colours so may go again soon....here's a few images we took..........

Stourhead House and gardens 4th Oct 2011

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Fly fishing 27th September 2011........

Had a break from photography today and had a superb time at the Meon Spring fishery for a fly fishing experience day - thank you Lynne !
The surroundings are beautiful and the weather perfect - it was my first attempt at fly fishing and it showed ! Many thanks to Keith (Meon Springs Fishery) from the fishery for the patient instruction and amazingly (for me) I managed to land a near 2lb rainbow.....here's a few photos taken by Lynne on the Panasonic LX5....

Meon Springs Fly fishery

Monday, 19 September 2011

Victory 5 18th September 2011..........

Finally finished indexing 6000 images !! Made a change not to get wet photographing a race. All the images are being uploaded to my website (Ian Burnett Photography) Here's a storyboard.....

Victory 5, Portsmouth 18th September 2011 (click to enlarge)

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Sandy beach 14th Sep 2011.........

Out again this evening intending to get a (hopefully) nice sunset shot off the East Winner bank, Hyling Isand looking towards Pompey. As it happens the sunset was only so-so this evening so a little disappointing. Did take these though....

 East Winner, Hayling Island (click on picture to enlarge)

Kite buggy on East Winner, Hayling Island (click on picture to enlarge)
The kite buggy in the picture was a bonus - adds interest. I was chatting to the driver (er...pilot ?) and apparently he got up to a speed of 37 mph this evening - looks pretty exhilarating. Tech details: Nikon D700, 12-24 lens, 1/500 @ f16

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Moon 'n Marine 13th Sep 2011.........

Out and about again this evening - noticed the full moon behind the Royal Marines statue at Eastney and thought it could make a decent picture - here's a couple........

Yomping marine, Eastney

Yomping marine Eastney

Monday, 12 September 2011

Blue September - Cancer Awareness 12th Sep 2011

Spinnaker Tower and Portsmouth Football Club are backing Blue September – an initiative that started in New Zealand and has been brought over to the UK for the first time.
Blue September is aimed at raising awareness of all the cancers that can affect men – including those of the lung, prostate, bowel, and melanoma.
The campaign aims to promote healthier lifestyles to reduce the risk of getting cancer. It encourages men to seek medical advice as soon as possible if they have a worrying symptom. Thought I'd try and get a few shots of the Spinnaker Tower this evening to mark this appeal - very windy and the tripod was being battered around a bit but here's a couple......both fairly blue I guess:

Spinnaker Tower Portsmouth - Blue September

Spinnaker Tower Portsmouth - Blue September

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Spain 2011......

Thought I'd post some pictures of Moraira, Spain taken last July. Is a lovely small town about 20 miles from Benidorm. Seems a very long time ago now !

Moraira, Spain

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Stansted Slog 4th September 2011.......

Change of sport for today.....and weather ! Photographed the gruelling Stansted Slog today - weather didn't help either with monsoon conditions just after the start ! It looked a very tough course in  - for the first part - awful weather conditions so congratulations to the finishers. Here's a selection from the event - all the photos taken are on my website www.ianburnettphotography.co.uk...remember, 15% of my proceeds go to Portsmouth Joggers so by buying a photo you're also helping your club or their linked charity.

Stansted Slog 2011 (click on a photo to enlarge)

Cricket: West Wellow U15 V New Milton U15 3rd Sep 2011......

Photographed the New Forest U15s cricket cup final today at Langley Manor Cricket Club between West Wellow and New Milton. West Wellow were disappointed to be bowled out for 75 and New Milton eventually, after a couple of scares, won by 5 wickets. The photos (from a West Wellow perspective !) will be up on my website by the middle of next week but here's a few.....

West Wellow v New Milton U15s at Langley Manor 03.09.11(click to enlarge)

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Autumn photo shoots.......October

Why not book a location family shoot this autumn to capture the beautiful colours ? We can visit a suitable countryside location and have some fun....this is one from an autumn shoot last year where the kids were exploring the woods....

Autumn shoot
Look at those colours......

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Theo & Darcie 25th August.......

Looked after my two grandchildren today and took the opportunity to go for a stroll along the seafront and then Canoe Lake. Both are lovely children and very photogenic.....

Click to enlarge.....

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Second family portrait date - 13th November......

Due to demand I've added another date to the pre-Xmas photo shoots. Same location as before (Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park - dance studio). The booking widget I mentioned below is not working quite as well as it should so if you're interested in booking a slot email me at ian.burnett3@ntlworld.com

Friday, 19 August 2011

Christmas family photoshoots October 23rd..............

I'm now taking bookings for a family photoshoot day at the Studio, Eastney Community Centre on Sunday 23rd October. To book a half hour session either use the online booking tool on my blog (look to your right....) or email/phone me. To reserve a slot costs just £10 which will be refunded from the price of your order. I will have a range of gift ideas such as canvases, acrylic desk blocks etc..
It's a great idea for Christmas presents !

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Pocketwizards.......

I recently bought a set of the new Pocketwizards (TT1,TT5 and AC3 controller) for my Nikon D700 with an eye towards developing more dramatic off-camera flash results. For Nicole and Billy's wedding recently, we thought it might be a good idea to use a recently harvested field opposite the reception venue. I set up a SB900 flashgun on a lightstand with an Ezybox speedlite softbox to soften the light and took a series of exposures. By underexposing the ambient light by 2 stops I was able to get a more dramatic sky than was apparant whilst the flash- being set to TTL - sorted out the correct exposure for the couple. It's great to be able to tweak the exposure of the flash by using the AC3 controller on the camera - it adjusts +/- 3 stops so is pretty flexible. I could do with another TT5 to enable a dual flash setup - rim lighting for example. They seem to have come down in price a bit so might look to get another soon....Here's an example from the shoot - any comments appreciated:

Nikon D700 & 24-70 f2.8

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Nicole & Billy's wedding 6th August....

Just uploaded 1400 photos from Nicole and Billy's wedding yesterday. They were married at St Marys, Sidlesham follwed by a reception at the Park Hotel, Chichester. Good day with the weather being kind although we did get a sprinkling during the photos. A lot of editing to do now....

Here's a few from the shoot - click on the storyboard to see it larger. Congratulations to you both !!

Nicole & Billy 6th Aigust 2011. St Marys Sidlesham/Park Hotel, Chichester

Friday, 29 July 2011

Biss family shoot 2......

Here's a few more from the Biss family shoot...


This session was set up in a large living room using the Lastolite Hilight (6x7') as before. Check out my website for full details (Ian Burnett Photography) of how to book a sitting for as little as £45

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Back from hols 28th July........

Back to normal after a great week in hot and sunny Spain. Was down at Old Portsmouth early this morning waiting for an event to start - noticed that two warships were about to enter the harbour which looked like it could make for a good photo. The ships were HMS Richmond and HMS Iron Duke. Here's a few photos.....

HMS Iron Duke & HMS Richmond 28th July 2011 - entering Portsmouth Harbour

Sunday, 17 July 2011

The Biss family shoot 16th July.........

Then followed up with a family shoot today - Morwenna and Mark and their two new additions to the family Amelie and Evie. The girls are 12 weeks old and were posing brilliantly until food called.... lol. Here's a few from the shoot:

Click to enlarge (only a bit though...)

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Oakwood Ball 15th July.......

Oakwood School Ball last Friday. Brilliantly organised with great entertainment - George Michael Tribute. Not a big fan but this guy was good. The marque's decorations and settings looked great, good food, excellent DJ and everyone seemed to have an enjoyable time......

Oakwood Ball 15th July 2011





Thursday, 14 July 2011

Nicole & Billy wedding pre-shoot 14th July 2011....

Met Nicole and Billy in Arundel today for their wedding preshoot. We did a few shots at the castle then moved around to Swanbourne Lake. Using off camera flash seemed to be quite an effective way of adding depth and modelling to the forest shots - here's a few....

Nicole and Billy's wedding pre-shoot at Arundel 14th July 2011 - click to enlarge

Saturday, 9 July 2011

HMS Warrior wedding 9th July......

Went along as second shooter to assist my friend Alison Gaudion (Gaudions Photography) with a wedding on HMS Warrior. Photographically it was a challenge with a strong wind and bright sunshine but Laura and Matt were up for most posing suggestions even though the wind was playing tricks with Laura's hair. Here's a few images that I took during the afternoon.....
Laura & Matt HMS Warrior 9th July 2011

Friday, 8 July 2011

Sigma 50mm f1.4 lens.....

Superb lens this - attached to a DX Nikon D300 is a great combination. Took this rain soaked Lavatera bloom this morning...

Lavatera Sigma 50mm f1.4
Great colours and bokeh....

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Bay House Prom 6th July......

Another busy night - very well organised and superbly decorated prom room. Hope you all enjoyed the evening - all photos taken are up on my website now (Ian Burnett Photography). Here's a few images.......


2011 Bay House Leavers prom

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Love Southsea Show 3rd July 2011.....

Great weather today for Louise and Fergie's Love Southsea Show at the Castle Fields. Had a stroll around the stalls and particularly liked the cake stalls (http://www.victoria-sponge.net/) then caught a few of the stage acts and very impresive they were too - included a brilliant forties swing trio called the The Three Belles (The Three Belles), Belly Dance South and the Mayville Band. I had to go at midday so disappointingly I couldn't see the rest of the bill but anyway here's a few images from the morning:

Love Southsea Show 2011 - click to enlarge....
 

Friday, 1 July 2011

Purbrook Park Prom 30th June....

...and it was busy. Everyone looked great and seemed to have an enjoyable evening.


Purbrook Park Prom 2011

All images taken are now on my website (Ian Burnett Photography)..........

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Portsmouth: Space City fireworks 26th June....

Popped down to Castle Fields to catch the firework finale of the Portsmouth: Space City. Made it just in time - the display was....OK. Only lasted a few minutes but gave me a chance to mess around with long exposures -  here's a few images:

  A little disappointing but I guess we get used to ever more spectacular displays with the attached spectacular price tag....

Fullers Purbrook Ladies 5 26th June 2011....

Right - back from the race and now to index the 2000+ files......

Fullers Purbrook Ladies 5 - click on the pictures to enlarge

The images will be up on my website Monday 27th June - Ian Burnett Photography

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Fullers Purbrook Ladies 5 tomorrow....

Photos will be on the website by Monday. Forecast to be hot which will make a change from rain everytime I venture out with a camera recently....

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Lifestyle photo session.....

.....£45 including a 12x8" and two 8x6" prints or £100 for a DVD of all the high res images from the shoot....at home or on location....terrific value !!






Thursday, 16 June 2011

7 Boathouse Christmas parties.....

Wow, mid June and talk about Christmas parties already ! Last December we did a number of pirate themed events at the Boathouse Number 7 in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard which were hugely successful. Loads of people entered into the spirit and came dressed as pirates - never seen so many Jack Sparrows and Elizabeth Swans ! The food and disco were great and the added touch of the role-playing pirate actors made the evening.  The photo studio we set up was popular and busy throughout the evening as people took the opportunity to be professionally photographed. Well, this year, the Boathouse will be holding a similar themed event - this time it's Robin Hood and his Merry Men. The theme nights are every Friday and Saturday in December so take a look at the advert below and why not book it for your company ? See you there....

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

First ride since my crushed toe.... by burnie01 at Garmin Connect - Details

First ride since my crushed toe.... by burnie01 at Garmin Connect - Details

Alresford 10k.....

Last Sunday we photographed the Alresford 10k - very soggy day it was too ! As ever I cobbled together some camera wet weather protection which worked OK but didn't look very professional ! Think it's time I invested in some purpose-built stuff....if anybodys used the Kata kit before any feedback would be good


10k Ladies winner - Mish Barlow-Graham
So it's raining ? Still enjoying ourselves...

10k mens winner - Julian Manning

Eastney 7th October.........

I was at Eastney very early this morning to cover the Portsmouth 10k race and had a short stroll around with the XT-1 and 10-24 lens..... ...