Life With a Camera Blog Posts

  • Yorkshire TravelsCecile and I are lucky enough to live in Yorkshire one of Englands most scenic counties, this gives us great scope for our photography whatever the weather.Only minutes away from our home in Ilkley we have the beautiful moors on our doorstep and just...
  • Bradford and Bingley (Bees) vs Ilkley. Rugby Union
    on Mar 3, 2015
    My Photographs from a game of Rugby Union played in West Yorkshire on 28th February 2015Both these teams are based in West Yorkshire and were playing a local derby league game which created a little more tension than usual."Bradford and Bingley vs Il...
  • Rugby Photography
    on Feb 10, 2013 in photography sport rugby ilkley
    During the rugby season I can be found most Saturday afternoons photographing rugby union, usually Ilkley RFC vs their opponents of the day. Quite a lot of the time I seem to spend these Saturday afternoons in adverse weather conditions and need to b...
  • Uncover Korczak's Warsaw by Smartphone -
    on Sep 29, 2012
    An exciting new app for exploring Warsaw, completely free. Brings the past to reality. Will certainly be having a look at this for our next trip to Warsaw. Uncover Korczak's Warsaw by Smartphone -
  • Paris, Pavement Cafe's
    on Sep 14, 2012
    Several months ago we visited Paris with several photographic projects in mind. One of these projects was to portray the character of the pavement cafe's of Paris It was no easy task as the majority of cafe's we photographed looked extremely inviting...
    on Sep 11, 2012
    I hope our photographs of the Otley Vintage Transport Extravaganza will give you an impression of this event.Lots of variety, all shapes, size, type and age.  http://otleyvintagetransport...
  • Collinson Twin by Image and Style
    on Apr 6, 2012
    Interesting photo shoot last week with musical duo Collinson Twin. Lots of detail about them in our previous blog but here are more photographs taken at The Craven Heifer in Addingham, West Yorkshire. More of our Collinson Twin ph...
  • Poster Design by Image and Style
    on Mar 31, 2012
    One of our local venues in Addingham, nr Ilkley decided to host an 'Open Mic' evening complimented with chinese food and a book signing by author Stephen Mosley. We were asked to design and produce a poster for the event. It was an interesting and ap...
  • on Dec 7, 2011
    This location is a fantastic venue for wedding photography, Broughton Hall at Skipton. To view more of our wedding photography go to
  • The 1940s in Haworth 2011
    on May 22, 2011
    Well, back in Haworth for a great event providing fantastic opportunities for portrait/reportage style photography. The village is decked out to depict the 1940's war years and a superb job they do of it. From experience we think for photography it...
  • Photography on the Wall
    on Jan 14, 2011 in art photography studio ilkley
    Quite by chance earlier this week I came across a very interesting artists studio in Ilkley. I was walking along Leeds Road on my way home when I almost stumbled over an advertising 'A' board that had blown over onto the pavement, whilst picking it u...
  • Photography on the Wall
    on Dec 4, 2010
    At long last after design work and much fine tuning our new new website is live. Its purpose is to display our landscape photographs for people to enjoy and hopefully to buy. We have displayed the images in several galleries, landscapes, towns and ci...
  • Ilkley Rugby Club, a New Era
    on Sep 15, 2010
    This week has seen the start of a new era at Ilkley Rugby Club. A new clubhouse is to be built, contractors have arrived on site, erected safety fencing and site cabins. Ilkley Rugby Club, site fencing A new temporary changing room facility has bee...
  • Win a Wedding by Stray FM
    on Jul 16, 2010
    Last year we were invited to take part in a competition run by Stray FM called 'Win a Wedding'. Two weeks ago we photographed the wedding of the winners Mike and Amanda, both from Knaresborough. Below are some photographs taken including one of the p...
  • The 1940's in Haworth 2010
    on Jun 14, 2010
    Even when we have a busy calendar the one event we always make room for is Haworth's 1940's weekend. It provides such a wide range of portrait /character subjects and really is a photographers paradise. Such a vast range of colourful uniforms from ar...
  • Barden Bridge to The Pavillion, Walk ( bluebell quest )
    on May 26, 2010
    Sunday was such a beautiful day we couldn't resist the temptation to go for a walk. Decided on Barden Bridge to Bolton Abbey Pavillion and back. Good decision, the scenery was stunning. On a walking day it usually takes about two hours but I had take...
  • Gdansk 'The Restaurant at The Opatow Palace'
    on Apr 25, 2010
    Not far from the centre of Gdansk is a place not to be missed it is called  Oliwa Park. There are several reasons for its popularity, extensive parkland initially constructed in the eighteenth century. Filled with flowered areas and pleasan...
  • Germany on a BMW, Part 2
    on Apr 23, 2010
    After all the eager anticipation and planning the day had finally arrived. Two bikes from Silsden, one from Burley in Wharfedale and two from Ilkley, we were away on a five day tour bound eventually for Einbeck in Germany. Five bikers and myself as a...
  • Germany on a BMW , Part 1
    on Apr 14, 2010
    Soon be going on a trip to Germany via Hull Rotterdam on the back of a BMW motorbike ( Oh Dear what have I let myself in for ) A group six, shall we say mature bikers, watch this space.
  • Weddings, Brollies and Wellies
    on Apr 13, 2010
    On one or two occassions we have attended weddings where the day has started in beautifull sunshine and then by noon the dark clouds have appeared followed by every brides nightmare - Rain, guess the one item thats been forgotten in all those months...