Photo of the week – a tale of two deer

Each week I pick the most popular photo from my Instagram feed (based on likes and comments) and post a little insight into the photo. This week – a tale of two deer.

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Posted Sunday, August 13th, 2017 by Simon Wilkes

Instagram tips for photographers

If you’re a photographer who’s new to Instagram, finding your feet can be a bit daunting. Here’s a few helpful tips to get you started.

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Posted Saturday, August 12th, 2017 by Simon Wilkes

Richmond Park – a guide for photographers and visitors

Richmond Park is London’s largest Royal Park. 2500 acres of stunning grasslands, woodlands and open spaces, as well as plenty of unique wildlife, including the famous red deer. Find out how to get the best out of your visit in this handy guide.

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Posted Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 by Simon Wilkes

From pixels to oils – how a photograph became a painting

A few months ago I was contacted via Instagram by Cambridgeshire-based artist Mark S. Payne, who wanted to paint one of my photographs of Richmond Park. This is the story of how a photograph of a tree in the mist became an oil painting

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Posted Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 by Simon Wilkes

Book review: Park Life by John Bartram

If you’re looking for a behind the scenes look at Richmond Park, then Park Life: The Memoirs of a Royal Parks Gamekeeper by John Bartram is a must-read.

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Posted Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 by Simon Wilkes