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Bradford Telegraph and Argus makes the news again.

November 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment


The latest story on the Hold The Front Page website...  

More journalists to lose jobs at the Bradford Telegraph and Argus

It can't be great reading for students who are hoping to be journalists when the Newsquest group are shedding eight more jobs whilst proclaiming on their own website...

WELCOME TO NEWSQUEST
We are a media company with a difference. We are committed to bringing a voice to your region. We invest in passionate teams of journalists in cities, towns and communities throughout the UK, delivering authoritative news that our readers trust.

 

In case you think they are short of money...

"Our parent company is Gannett Inc, the largest news publisher in the US. Gannett is listed on the New York Stock Exchange."



 


Night shooting with Canon 6D

October 24, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

A little bit of night shooting at the campsite yesterday evening, ideally I would have shot a little earlier whilst there was some light in the sky, but I forgot and left it a little late for these test shots.


Canon 6D assisted by Magic Lantern.


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I'll be re shooting these scenes hopefully when we get a nice clear evening, and I'll have to change the angle or shoot earlier for the last picture as the whites in the reception building have 'blown out', and I was unable to recover detail from the RAW file.


An early Christmas present for my photographer friends.

October 23, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

It's only a week or so now before we head south to the Costa Blanca for our winter holiday (we don't take any holidays in summer), but before we go I have an early present for my photographer friends, or bloggers, in fact, anyone who is considering setting up their own website


I now have a referral code available for anyone who wants to get a discount on a new website subscription, which can also be used with any other discount promotion.

How can you take advantage of a discount promotion plus the discount from my referral code?

  • In the trial account, click on any links for 'Become a Member'. Then choose an annual plan.
  • Enter a promotion code in the GIFT OR PROMOTION CODE field and click Apply.
  • Another field will appear where you may enter my referral code and click Apply.
  • If the codes are valid you will see both listed and the discounts will be applied to your subscription.

 

The referral code is mickflynnimages, or simply click this link... TO START THE PROCESS

 

My own website is the pro version which gives me the option to fulfil orders for prints/products and also digital download licences for editorial clients. 

Enjoy the autumn...

Angler at Henlow Bridge Lakes, Bedfordshire, UKAngler at Henlow Bridge Lakes, Bedfordshire, UKAngler at Henlow Bridge Lakes, Bedfordshire, UK


New Spanish website for Alamy images sales.

October 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

A welcome addition from Alamy of four new language sites for their stock library starting with their Spanish version here.

Madura mujer británica en sol de invierno un disparo selfy utilizando un monopie selfie grandes como un palo con una cámara Sony RX10

Madura mujer británicaMadura mujer británica en sol de invierno un disparo selfy utilizando un monopie selfie grandes como un palo con una cámara Sony RX10 This is a great addition for me as I spend winter in Spain and it may help to open up the market for Spanish editorial sales, and it's not just for Spanish images; this one is from near Hitchin at a Lavender farm but is also translated into Spanish.

En Hitchin, Hertfordshire, Reino Unido. 18 de julio de 2016, Gran Bretaña se deleita en el sol del verano, los visitantes elegir la lavanda y disfrutar de las altas temperaturas en los campos cerca de Hitchin. Crédito de la foto: Mick Flynn/Alamy Live News

Here's one I did as a live news image for summer.En Hitchin, Hertfordshire, Reino Unido. 18 de julio de 2016, Gran Bretaña se deleita en el sol del verano, los visitantes elegir la lavanda y disfrutar de las altas temperaturas en los campos cerca de Hitchin. Crédito de la foto: Mick Flynn/Alamy Live News


Hasta luego mis amigos.

Henlow Bridge Lakes Tribute Festival 2017

July 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Last weekend saw the second annual Henlow Bridge Lakes Tribute Festival here in Bedfordshire, which was a great success with beautiful summer sunshine throughout the two days of the event.
The comperes were Alan Collins and Becky Phillips, with the main tributes being...

Madness (The Los Palmas 6)

The Blues Brothers (On a Mission)

Blondie (Atomic Blondie)

Abba (Gimme Abba)

The main acts were supported by the ever popular 'SwanVesta Social Club' who had a fantastic set on both days with their Cuban/Latino dance party extravaganza.
There were also appearances by local acts 'Something Else', 'Corruption', 'Acoustic Al', Becky Phillips, Cath Flynn with the Henlowettes and Alan Collins providing wacky entertainment for both the kids and the grown ups throughout the weekend.

The weekend was so busy that I never stopped working long enough on my main job to be able to shoot the acts properly, but I did get a few pictures of the happy crowd, the staff and an odd band picture.

Next years Festival dates are July 6th and 7th 2018 with the lineup yet to be announced, but it promises to be bigger and better!

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