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Proud
04th April 2013
There was such a high entry, not to mention standard, last night for the Capel Camera Club Best Print of the Year competition that there were discussions about entries being restricted to one per category next year.

My shot of Emily and Jazz won the Best Large Colour Print. The Rhodesian Ridgeback was runner-up in the Best Small Colour Print category while Josie and Henry also took runner-up slot in the Best Large Monochrome Print.

Wish me luck for next week's competition, Best PDI (projected digital image) of the Year - and I don't have a single horse picture entered in this one!





A Fenton moment...
19th March 2013
We went to Richmond Park at the weekend and experienced THE classic Fenton moment which allowed me to capture some cracking images - thanks Charlie!





The X-factor
18th March 2013
How handsome is this dog - talk about "look at me" attitude!

Isobel Wessels
06th March 2013
The images from my shoot at Carl Hester's yard in the Cotswolds with international judge, trainer, rider and competitor Isobel Wessels are now on my gallery. To view them, click here.

Photographers' paradise
06th March 2013
My first visit to the Focus On Imaging Exhibition at the NEC yesterday turned out to be a great success. I took home a beautiful Hahnemuehle Fineart leather album having won a prize draw and watched some fascinating demos.

I will definitely have to make this an annual event.

The wedding season has started
04th March 2013
It may not have been the warmest of days on Saturday, but Russets Country House near Chiddingfold was full of the kindest and warmest of people to celebrate the marriage of Natasha Charman and Sam Covey.







Finally...
28th February 2013
...my first cover!

Exhibition time
26th February 2013
Do come and visit the Capel Camera Club Exhibition at Denbies Wine Estate near Dorking in Surrey, which is on until Sunday. There are 100 pieces of work on display by various members featuring a wide range of subjects, including some samples of my work.

Vote for your favourite image, grab some lunch in the restaurant, take a vineyard tour or enjoy some retail therapy in the gift shop.

Gorgeous gift vouchers now available
23rd February 2013
Some presents last longer and are simply more special than others. Having your own photo shoot is a wonderful treat in itself and the resulting images, whether they are framed prints or JPEG files, will be a lasting memory of that unforgettable day and give the recipient pleasure for many years to come.

Gift vouchers are available for whatever amount you wish to gift and can also be arranged for photo shoots with or without framed prints, JPEG files, etc.

Please contact Leslie Bliss Photography on 07970 103293 for more information.



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Verdo sponsors Baker
15th February 2013
UK manufacturer of wood pellet bedding Verdo Horse Bedding has announced its sponsorship of double gold-winning Paralympic dressage rider Natasha Baker MBE, using one of my images.

Natasha is the first official sponsored rider for the Andover, Hampshire-based bedding company. To find out more about Verdo, click here.

The image was captured at the 2012 British Para Championships held at Hickstead.

Carl Hester reins
14th February 2013
The product shots of the Carl Hester Fantastic Elastic reins are all processed and already on Carl's website! Many thanks must go to Livvy Randell's lovely horse, Amber Gold, who had the patience of a saint.

Rosie and Beano - my favourites
14th February 2013
It was such a pleasure to meet the Swain family last week. Here are some of my favourites from the shoot.









No smoke without fire...
10th February 2013
Had great fun at Capel Camera Club last week - we had a practical evening photographing smoke. Sooo beautiful!





The things we do...
10th February 2013
...in the name of art - risking life and limb for work. I literally was just inches from her front hooves. I have to say, Amber gold was a such a superstar during this product shot shoot for the Carl Hester Fantastic Elastic reins; a dream model.

High-flying hound
07th February 2013
The Eagle Express courier company executive Millie in all her glory. It's hard to believe she's a pensioner!



Rosie & Beano
05th February 2013
We had the perfect weather for Rosie's shoot at Pond's Farm yesterday. Happy 18th Birthday Rosie. I hope you like these; looking forward to showing you all the others.



British Dressage magazine issue 1 out now...
25th January 2013
...featuring the lovely Dan Greenwood at Lady Inchcape's new home. Thank you Dan and Jamie for making me so welcome and for feeding me lunch on my marathon tour of the Cotswolds!

Also in this issue is my photo reportage of Olympia - what an exciting event with Charlotte Dujardin setting another world record - a fabulous finale to a historic year for dressage!

To see my the pictures from my visit to Dan's, click here.
For to view my photos from Olympia, click here.
My work to be exhibited!
24th January 2013
I will be exhibiting some of my images at the Capel Camera Club Exhibition at Denbies Wine Estate near Dorking in Surrey, from the 25th February to the 3rd March, open 9am-5pm daily, except Sunday, when it will close by 4pm.

Do put it in the diary; it's a lovely venue at the foot of Box Hill with a restaurant, gift shop and you can treat yourself to a bottle or two of some of Britain's finest wine!
A great start to the year
07th January 2013
A drizzly winter's day, when everybody is driving with headlights on, may not appear ideal for an equestrian photo shoot, but the results say otherwise!

The lovely Emily and her absolutely gorgeous mare Jazz were just a dream to work with.





Dorking Advertiser likes...
06th January 2013
I've just found out that the Dorking Advertiser chose my photo of my youngest son playing football in the freezing fog as one of the best images of 2012 they published in their "Picture of the Week". Honoured.