Digital SLR Magazine Cover Shoot

So last week I attended a shoot with Digital SLR magazine. Three of their lucky readers had the opportunity of shooting the cover of the next edition of the magazine I was asked to attend as the professional photographer to offer advice and guidance. I recommended Botias a fantastic makeup artist and hair stylist who worked her magic on our gorgeous model Elizabeth Brauer. There were three lucky readers who took turns in shooting our model and the guys at the Magazine will be choosing one of the images to grace the front cover next month. I took some shots on the day - so I hope you enjoy looking through them!

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As seen on TV! Story on Anglia News about the release of the Royal baby family photograph

Tuesday 20 August was an exciting day for us at Ashworth Photography. I had an unexpected call at about 10am from Claire at ITV Anglia news who was covering the story about the release of the family photograph of the new Royal baby taken by the Duchess of Cambridge’s father in their garden on a sunny summers day. Claire wanted to touch on the importance of capturing a baby at newborn stage, particularly professionally, and the fact that the Royals chose to release a more informal family snap taken by the baby's grandfather instead of a formal photograph that is more common with the Royal Family.  

So after making a few calls I was able to ask Catherine and Sophia who had been to the studio just the week before for some of our early baby shots, as she was just 14 days old.  We were both interviewed and filmed during a short photo session for the piece.  Catherine and Sophia were very natural on film and being about photography I found the questions very easy to answer!

Anyway we made a short video with the help of Hayley my assistant of the filming and we plan to edit the whole interview for anyone that's interested. The link to the news story is at the bottom of the post too...  Enjoy!

News story as soon on Anglia News - 20th August 2013

Portrait Photographer of the Year - Click 2013

Quite frankly I am amazed! Second time in a row, I have won Click portrait photographer of the Year. I was thrilled to win last year, and this time I am just as pleased…

Mark Ashworth wins Click award for photographer of the Year

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Mark wins Photographer of the Year award in national competition

I am delighted to have won the prestigious title of Click Photographer of the Year 2011, by the Click and Fresh group at a very special awards ceremony in North London on Sunday evening. I am so excited to have been selected from so many entries from plenty of other superb images.

I have been a member of this photographic group for around 5 years now who specialise in promoting and marketing professional photographers who specialise in
studio photography covering family portraits, baby photography, makeovers and more. The group is made up of over 100 studios nationwide and is dedicated to raising the quality of professional photography ensuring its members deliver nothing but the best to its customers. I entered 10 images, 4 of which were shortlisted to win. With only two categories, one for makeover and boudoir photography and one for portraits, the competition was very tough with over 500 entries to choose from. The SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Phototgraphers) judged the competition, who I have done many talks and seminars for over the years at their amazing annual photographic convention in London.

I hope to have a few quotes from Charlie and the judges to pass on soon - so watch this space!

Mark Ashworth wins Click award for photographer of the Year

Winner of Face of Cambridge 2009 makeover competition announced

I am so very pleased to officially announce the 2009 winner of our very popular competition - The Face of Cambridge. Arianna Liddle, from St Neots in Cambridgeshire was selected to win this very exciting and exclusive competition. I visited Louise Cummings, Editor of Cambridge Style magazine earlier in January for her to select her favourite image, and choose the Face of Cambridge. “I was blown away with the selection of photographs Mark had to show.” said Louise “There were so many lovely faces, but there was something very special about Arianna’s photograph”

Arianna win’s a beautiful piece of wall art of her favourite image worth £500, as well has gracing the front cover of the Feburary issue of Style magazine and a feature article inside. Style magazine is Cambridge’s leading high quality fashion orientated monthly publication is available FREE in many outlets across Cambridge.

We are now looking for the Face of Cambridge 2010. For just £30 you will have a professional make up session and hair-styling, followed by a fashion shoot. £15 of this fee is donated to Breast Cancer.

Please register you interest or call to book NOW - 01638 601571

Click on the cover to download the full article.

Winning image makes cover of MPA magazine

Well after the excitement of winning Master Photographer of the Year award in portraiture, the Master Photographer Association industry magazine features the winning photo on the cover! I am so proud to have won such a prestigious award, and am delighted to have it featured on the cover of such an important title that is so well respected within the professional community.

Cover of Photography Magazine

Mark features in Photo Pro magazine

Probably the industry's leading professional photography magazine, Photo Pro, contacted me some weeks back and asked me to write an article on social portrait photography. Having been in the business of wedding and portrait photography for some 15 years, I certainly have the experience to pass on! I really enjoyed writing the article which covered things like how I got started, what gear I use, and how to photograph people of different ages. My work is very diverse, and so I was able to give a real insight into the different aspects of portrait photography, both on location and in the studio.

Below is a snapshot of the article, just click to download the full article.

Photo Pro Magazine Article

Mark wins awards again!

I am delighted! Yesterday I attended a day seminar delivered by multi award winning photographer and chairman of international judging - Kevin Wilson FMPA, FBIPP, FRPS. He gave a great talk about wedding and portrait photography and judged the print competition in the afternoon. The entries came from all over London and Essex and there was lots of strong images. Kevin picked two of my images as winners and awarded another a merit.

MPA.le Portrait Photographer of the Year 2009 - winning imagePortrait Photograph of the Year

MPA.le Travel Photographer of the Year 2009 - winning imageTravel photographer of the Year

Featuring...Ashworth Photography

I have not posted for a while as we have been really busy with a new Face of 2009 competition, taking family and childrens portraits in the studio and testing some new equipment. I have also been busy telling lots more people about our services. We have been featured in lots of publications lately and felt that it would be great to share them with those who may not have seen them yet...

Article written for Professional Photographer - the new Hasselblad H3DII-31 camera

Face of Cambridge promotion - as featured in Cambridge Evening News

Cambridge Agenda magazine - wedding feature

NKTBE magazine for Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds - wedding feature

Family Portrait Week

This week is officially Family Portrait Week, and we are proud to be associated with this brand new initiative that is dedicated to bringing families together and capture a moment you can keep forever.

The scheme launched in London last Friday and amongst many others was supported by HRH Princess Michael of Kent David Cameron MP. Simply by making a minimum donation to the Variety Club, one of the largest charities that supports disadvantaged children, you will be entitled to a family portrait session including a 7” x 5” print of your choice. Your voucher can be purchased at any time and is valid for six months from date of issue
As one of the leading family portrait photographers in the country, we are delighted to be part of such a fantastic opportunity that encourages you to get your family together for a fabulous photograph and help those less fortunate than us at the same time.

Simply go to the official site, make your donation and redeem you special e-voucher with us!

February Style Magazine

Congratulations once again to of Face of Cambridge 2008 winner - Susie Diver. Her fabulous photos featured in February’s Style magazine, and also the FRONT COVER!

Face of Cambridge 2008 - Winner

Our many congratulations go to Susie Diver, our winner of the Face of Cambridge competition 2008. Launched in the Style magazine, the competition has been very popular bringing us many faces to photograph over the last year. I visited Debbie Tweedie, the editor of Style, last week for her to pick a winner for us. “All the pictures were fantastic, so much variety. Our magazine follows fashion carefully and it really shows that our readers are style conscious. Together with Mark’s great fashion photography, I found it very difficult to select a winner.”

With the help of some of the other girls on Debbie’s team, we settled on Susie’s picture. “Her eyes in this image are just amazing, and such a natural expression, we just kept coming back to this photograph”, says Debbie.

Susie has won £500 worth of photography from us and is delighted to win. Check out the Style magazine in February for a full article and story.

In the mean time, we are now looking for the Face of Cambridge 2009. For just £30 you will have a professional make up session and hair-styling, followed by a fashion shoot. £15 of this fee is donated to Breast Cancer.

Please register you interest or call to book NOW - 01638 601571

Susie Diver, winner of Face of Cambridge Competition

Face of Cambridge 2008

The Face of Cambridge competition 2008 is a fantastic opportunity to have an amazing portfolio of images taken by one of the country's leading photographers.

Launched in February with Style Magazine, the Face promotion will also help to raise money for Breast Cancer.

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The cost for the session is £30, of which £15 is donated directly to the Breast Cancer Campaign. The normal fee for this session is £125! For this nominal amount, you will experience a one hour professional and individual make-up and hair session. After your transformation, there is a one hour photo shoot. A whole variety of pictures will be taken, some black and white, some colour, and some with using the latest fashion style techniques.

After your shoot, you are invited back to see your pictures. During the preview session you can select your favourite for the competition and order images for yourselves. Pictures are available as prints, high resolution images on disk and wall art.

To view a gallery of these images, please click here.

There is a slideshow of images here, but you can also see the transformation by viewing the before and after pages here.

We look forward to seeing you in the studio soon!

SWPP Conference

Last year, I was asked to give a talk at the biggest annual photographers convention in Europe. The five day event in January 2007 was in Hammersmith, London. Obviously I was delighted to have been asked, and am very proud to be associated with such a major event on the industry’s calendar.

My seminar was a great success and we had a packed room, with lots of positive feedback....

“I wanted to say how much I enjoyed your seminar at the SWPP convention.  You clearly have a talent as a speaker as well as a photographer; informative, entertaining and knowledgeable. As I am just starting out much of what you talked about resonated with me and I find myself inspired by your experiences and success.” Martin, Weybridge

“Just wanted to tell you how much enjoyed your talk last Friday at the convention. After all you have achieved it was refreshing to hear that you were 10 times more nervous than you are before a wedding! I left your class inspired and with useful tips. Your presentation was AWESOME. Wishing you and yours all the best and continued success.” Anja

Mark Ashworth giving his talk at the SWPP conference in London
Mark lecturing at photographic conference in London
Photographer based in Cambridge gives talk at international conference

New Studio

We are proud to announce the official opening of our new studio. It has a spacious and airy feel with a relaxed and contemporary feel with its natural wood flooring and modern furnishings. With the right music to set the mood, we are sure you will enjoy every minute of your portrait shoot with us....
We are offering a complimentary session (worth £50!) for everyone who sees this offer....
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Contemporary portrait studio in Burwell near Cambridge

Reception area of Ashworth Photography