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Weddings At Dalduff Farm And Barn

Time to cover some Ayrshire weddings at certain Ayrshire wedding venues, starting with one just down the road from me with food so good it leaves me feeling like a hog ready for the roast; Dalduff Barn and Farm. Dalduff Barn (as it trades as for weddings), is one of those little nooks of South […]

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Future Collaborations

Welcome back, I am currently in the processes of trying to arrange multiple shoots for my portfolio in the coming months. With the idea in mind that many people who model, do the makeup and design some of the props will be out of education and also want to get involved doing what they love, […]

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Photoshoot With Nichola

Today I am featuring a photoshoot with Nichola. I am always looking for new energetic and trustworthy models, as well as those looking for a new experience. If any of this sounds like your kind of thing, get in touch to test shoot. So, back to Nichola’s photoshoot. Nichola is a newcomer, aspiring model looking […]

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Some Model Portfolio Photography!

Today, let’s take a look at our model Natasha modelling fashion. Well our own take on it! This was a shoot concept that has been sort of developing over the past 2>3 years and will continue to with time. The basic concept was black lace with the intent of it being moody, with lots of […]

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Easter Holidays Availability.

Hi everyone, and thanks for checking back. With the easter holidays fast approaching, so here is an update on what I have planned. Commissioned Work: I have certain commision work in my books, there are models portfolios booked. I am also taking requests for portraiture, with the spring being here (albeit variably) its a great […]

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A Few Wedding Photos

Usually, I dont post much in the way of wedding photos on the blog, and leave the galleries to speak for that. I say this as a person who browses blogs, and just seems an endless seem of photos chewing up my bandwidth on my mobile. So here are 3 favourites from last year.  

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New Years Wedding Offer!

Happy New Year to all those visiting. Today I announce the new year’s special offer for all weddings. 10% off the main packages on the site. To qualify for this offer, your wedding has to be in 2017 or 2018, Ayrshire or Galloway, booking one of the main packages listed on the weddings page, and […]

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Mens Modelling Portfolio, Featuring Alex

Modeling Portfolio Images Ayrshire

Welcome back! Its not very often I get to shoot male talent (not helped by the lack of them available), but today for a mens modelling portfolio would like to feature the half Greek, artist and actor Alex. We were aiming to do a male interpretation of the women’s beach photoshoots, but as it was cold […]

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Christmas Times

Hey everyone, its getting close and its time for me to talk about Christmas Times. I have the news in from our printing labs of choice and other suppliers about final orders, dates and times. With this in mind, anyone who I have photographed the wedding of, a portrait or otherwise will be receiving follow up […]

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Professional Property Photography

Professional Property Photography is a service we offer for real estate agents, landlords, and those with holiday homes to rent out. Its a pretty simple concept that quality photography conveys a perception of quality to the person viewing it, and professional property photography is no different. So clean,  high detailed well proportioned images for your […]

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Swimwear Model & Beach Photography

Say hello to today’s swimwear model Paula. Its not very often I get personal shoots where I get to play, and examine and learn. But this was one of those days, and one of those shoots featuring today’s model Paula. Paula had contacted me previously about a certain beach image with a model backlit against […]

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Becoming A Model And Keeping Safe

Becoming A Model And Keeping Safe, an image is supposed to be here.

So you are seriously looking into becoming a model, you’ve browsed the net for inspiration, practiced in front of the mirror, done some research on photographers, and now looking to arrange your first shoot. Whats missing? – Safety. Whether you are a total newby to the creative world, or had more experience this post is about becoming […]

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Why Get Into Modelling?

Niceol

Why Get Into Modelling? Is a question I asked models far and wide, having worked with models of all ilks, from those for commercial jobs, complete newbies to the job, people looking just for some fun photos, or people that answer castings intrigued in the artistic process I thought it would be helpful to understand the reasoning […]

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Creative Collaborations With Photography.

Creative Collaborations; The coming together of multiple people of multiple backgrounds and skill sets with a unified goal to create something aesthetically beautiful. Its quite a simple notion really and one I actually love to do, but its not been without its pitfalls and people wanting to pervert it to be a sole beneficiary. But […]

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First Time Model, Gaynor

First Time Modelling, say hello to new model; Gaynor! Long ago, in a galaxy far far away I photographed Gaynor’s sister Rebecca when she was starting out (and hired her for commercial shoots too), so to be recommended and get a phone call from her sister looking to dip her toe in the modelling world […]

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In Our Community

People dont seem to know how involved I am in the local community (to be fair I tend to keep my head down pushing things forward than make a grandiose display). There is a lot of wonderful creative people out there wanting to deliver big and interesting things for the community and I am arguably […]

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How Does A Photo Look On Your Screen?

So, how does a photo look on your screen? And have you ever stopped and compared it to others? You screen could be ruining the quality of your photo. Do you see strange colour shifts? make comments about how you look or your skin? it s often down to colour calibration and colour management. And if […]

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Fantastic Wedding Photography Offer!

From the 15th of January 2016 till the 29th of February 2016, if you book a wedding for 2016 and 2017 you can get 15% off our main package prices. No codes or promotional items required, its as simple as that! The only terms and conditions are those already applicable to the prices (booking fee, […]

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Spend £50 On Prints And Get 10% Off.

Right now, we have a sale on in our online galleries! Spend £50 or more and you can claim 10% off till the end of January. This is applicable to all our galleries, landscape prints, weddings, portraits and portfolios. Simply enter the code when asked and claim your money off. km2443 Happy New Year to […]

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What’s Involved In Shooting A Wedding?

10 Hour Wedding Total Time Cost

So, what’s involved in shooting a wedding? outside of fancy cameras and being “arty”? Recently I was in discussion with a fellow artist, it was relating to the typical things we do with our lines of work. The one thing that astounded me was that no matter what our particular speciality is there is a […]

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Would You Believe We Also Sell Landscape Photos?

Indeed its true! I do get asked all the time if I sell landscape photos of Carrick in all sorts of places, and until recently I never really sold landscape photos outside of commercial interests. Well, that’s soon to change, I am having albums put together of Landscape photos that can be ordered from that will […]

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Swimwear Photography, and Beach Photoshoots

Swimwear Photography

For years I have been neglecting the coastline we are actually blessed with (forgetting the midge), and a few weeks back we got a break in the weather! So were out on a, all be it windy day, a couple of bikini sets, with the brave model Alison who was a star and a saint. […]

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Ayrshire Prom Photography

Its coming up for that time again where Prom Photography Season is about to kick in and everyone is looking for Ball and Prom Photographers. Event photography for dinner evenings, balls, proms, and other functions are a great time for setups like photobooths, and its something we have extensive experience in, for many events including some […]

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Commercial Photography Pricing Guide

Commercial Photography by Anthony Dawson

Welcome to our commercial photography pricing guide. This although not listing prices which vary on the complexity of the job, is intended to give you a understanding of what to expect when hiring a professional photographer. So, when you first ring a photographer, they should ask a sequence of questions to determine where you classify […]

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Preparing For A Photoshoot, Tips For Models!

Natalie Kate Hodge

So You’ve Booked A Photoshoot, keep reading about preparing for a photoshoot, tips and general advice! For photoshoot tips, this is aimed at those doing model portfolios, and actors head-shots/agency photos. But much can apply for commercial portraits too, just exchange the clothes for a suit! Well first of all lets look to the wardrobe, as […]

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Turnberry Wedding Photography, Michelle and Mark

Here we have one beautiful example of Turnberry Wedding Photography I have photographed, today featuring Michelle and Mark set against the backdrop of the iconic Turnberry Resort and Hotel. Being a typical wedding I photograph at Turnberry, this was a small and intimate wedding with only the most immediate of family attending, meaning there was a great deal of […]

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Merry Christmas from Anthony Dawson Photography

Hello to everyone, I would like to end this year, at this festive season, to extend my huge thanks and warm hugs to everyone I have had the pleasure of working with through 2014. From weddings, to waters sports, distilleries to golf, hotels, portraits, museums, cheese, theatres, dance, the list goes on. I have had […]

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Commercial Photography Contract.

This Commercial Photography Contract shall be legally binding for all and any work undertaken by Barry Anthony Dawson and the respective clients. All work undertaken on behalf of the client shall be subject to the following terms and conditions. No work shall be undertaken until the conditions are agreed to. DEFINITIONS. For the purpose of this […]

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Lost Images, protecting digital images and backing up.

Big ouch! protecting digital images, You have a scratched CD of all your wedding images, you left it in the sun, dropped it in the bath, accidentally incinerated it on the BBQ, and now your images are lost for ever! Sounds far fetched but it happens to everyone at some point or other, and when it […]

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Girvan Lowland Gathering 2014 & Hill Race

Good Morning, todays feature is the Girvan Lowland Gathering 2014 & Hill Race After an interesting weekend and another Lowland gathering we would like to show you some of the photographs we took of the hill run on the day! Including a few muddy ones. Most seemed to have stamina that I wish I had, and […]

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Straiton Struggle, Featuring Ayr Roads CC

Good Morning Ayrshire. Today I would like to shot you the photos taken from a relaxing day out watching the cycling. Featuring the Straiton Struggle Cycle Road Race, run by Harry Fairburn – Ayr Roads CC this was a hilly circuit around the local country side, kicking off in Straiton with a sizeable turnout and by […]

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Is Your Wedding Photographer Legitimate? They May Be Using Stolen Images!

Wedding Photography, Fernhill Hotel Portpatrick.

Welcome to the latest article about an ever growing problem that is copyright theft, fake photographers, stolen images, and yet more worryingly people buying wedding photos and using them as their own work for their business! Today I will be explaining what has been happening, what to expect, and what you can do to spot […]

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Conceptual Photography, Ayrshire Photographer

Well there is supposed to be an image out of camera here. Are you viewing this image from 30 years in the past?

As promised is a finished image from our Conceptual Photography project. The project itself is moving on smoothly I am pleased to say and there are a great deal more in this individual set alone to still be worked upon in my spare time. The image was originally designed to denote cold, and winter. Using […]

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Cosmetic and Conceptual Photography, Ayrshire Photographer Anthony Dawson

Say hello to one of the first images from Anthony Dawson Photographys, conceptual photography projects. Here we feature an image entitled Ice Queen which will be part of a greater set of images covering a set theme. Makeup by Amy Ferguson and modelling for us is Lucy Fallon. The conceptual photography we feature here is, […]

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Natural Light, Challenges For Photography

Today, I am going to start explaining some of the effects and difficulties a photographer experiences with light out in the field. To start off, when I say “in the field” I mean anywhere I do not have a studio environment, so things that contribute to the light include lamps, sun, windows, reflective surfaces etc. […]

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Same Sex Marriage Photography Ayrshire and South West Scotland.

On the 4th of February here in Scotland the same sex marriage bill was passed. A landmark in itself and one I intend to announce my support for as a gay friendly wedding photographers. Sadly, as of yet writing this I have not been commissioned for a same sex marriage (or engagement shoot), and sadly […]

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Coming from 2014;

Happy New Year! Time for an update on what to expect from Anthony Dawson Photography this year and well into 2015. This year is a big push year, with lots of special offers for weddings, model portfolios, boudoir and couples portraits, so be sure to keep an eye out here and on the Facebook page […]

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New Year Wedding Photography Offer.

To celebrate the new year we are practically giving away our services! From now until valentines day we are offering £100 off our main wedding fee’s on the website, meaning you can have your wedding covered for as little as £475. A truly insane offer still coming with the same level of service all our […]

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Signing Off For Christmas!

Afternoon everyone. As of today we can say all loose ends are tied up and we are finished for the year 2013 and will be away until the 2nd of January. We will be checking the emails periodically over the festive period and for emergencies the phone will remain on. A big thank you to […]

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Portpatrick Wedding of Laura and Steve.

Fernhill Hotel Portpatrick Wedding Photography

Today I would like to give you a preview of a small weekend wedding in the picturesque location of Portpatrick, Near Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway. A late season wedding the weather was anyone’s guess for the day, showing signs of being good and bad (and everything in-between), as it happened it held out for […]

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Commcerial Photography, The Whisky Experience, Kirkoswald, Ayrshire

Today, I feature some of my commercial photography featuring The Whisky Experience in Kirkoswald South Ayrshire. These images are to be used by The Whisky Experience and for tourism purposes including Carrick Ayrshire and Visit Scotland. Mini Review Now, for my mini review of the shoot and the whisky experience! Well, I like a tipple […]

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Tribal Shoot, Personal Project

Hi folks, its been an incredibly busy time for me lately of which I will be happy to explain all when I finish at the end of this month. In the mean time, here are a few images from a personal project I have wanted to get started for quite some time also showing my […]

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Destination Weddings, South West Scottish Photographer Anthony Dawson.

Here we have my first ever destination weddings of Charlene and Joe in the hot and sunny backdrop of Zakynthos in Greece. Charlene and Joe met in Greece so to them this was a wedding with great sentimental value, and both were incredible hosts and people to work with for my first wedding outside of […]

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Portfolio Photography, Sunset Beach Shoots

There is truly no better time to shoot than now, you have long sunsets, warm weather and beautiful light. And on my door step I seem to have missed a favourable asset that is Girvan Beach. Seriously! I normally avoid sand as it gets everywhere but I think the results of the shoot not intended […]

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Emma and Lee

Today I feature one of my longer distance weddings. I don’t just plod around in Scotland you know! Here we have the small wedding of Emma and Lee, shot entirely at Rogerthorpe Manor in Yorkshire this is one of my weddings from referrals and connections. Having known Emma (and briefly meeting Lee) in a previous […]

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wedding photography CD Folios

Another beautiful CD folio received from a fantastic wedding by Anthony Dawson Ayrshire and Stranraer Photographer. Featuring Emma and Lee. Wedding photographs to be featured soon!

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News Just In On Wedding Albums From Ayrshire Photographer

For anyone who has had a meeting with me, I show 1 main album by one Italian manufacturer and tell them about how they are all made to order and a real benchmark of quality from my experiences. Well that supplier is now offering an album set package! consisting of a main album and 2 parents albums whilst still being […]

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Do You Supply A Second Photographer?

Indeed I can! But I have a fairly strict policy when it comes to sourcing and supplying a second photographer. For me no token photographer or dummy will do, I want a photographer who won’t need to ask “what’s next” and be able to put their own ingenuity, their own creativity into the wedding and whilst they are at it […]

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Changes to UK Legislation, My Rights, Your Rights.

Yesterday was a quite sickening blow to a creative persons rights as another piece of legislation was pushed through by Westminster. This enterprise legislation in many ways goes on to undermine many things, many jobs, many peoples rights but seen as I am a photographer I am going to focus on what it means for […]

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Are Wedding Albums Out? Are They Even Needed Any More?

To open up are wedding albums out? No, they may be temporarily out of fashion with some client bases with the idea of digital files ruling, but they are by no means kicking the bucket and if anything are even better than ever before in terms of quality standards. Are they needed any-more? yes, absolutely. Digital […]

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Portfolio and Modeling Shooting in the Snow

A photo-shoot in the snow can be fun, a lot of fun but like all shoots its hard work for all involved, and this is doubly so with the added cold so today I am going to talk about keeping safe, keeping warm and having fun. First off snow being the fickle thing it is it can […]

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