Steve McCarthy Photography: Blog https://www.stevemccarthyphotography.co.uk/blog en-us All images on this website are subject to Copyright (C) by Steve McCarthy (C) 2018 steve@stevemccarthyphotography.co.uk (Steve McCarthy Photography) Sun, 12 Aug 2018 17:46:00 GMT Sun, 12 Aug 2018 17:46:00 GMT https://www.stevemccarthyphotography.co.uk/img/s/v-5/u748322340-o13754066-50.jpg Steve McCarthy Photography: Blog https://www.stevemccarthyphotography.co.uk/blog 120 116 Too much football? https://www.stevemccarthyphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/8/too-much-football Can you ever really have too much football? Probably not... 

When i started this blog, linked to my website the intention was to talk about photography, and that will come, but these last weeks, apart from my trip to Cornwall, the majority of my photography has been all about the football.

So, first up, yesterday I had a choice to go to photograph Frome Town FC or back to Bradford Town FC. It was a tough decision as i feel a real connection with the Bradford club, but at the end of last season the manager left and took several players with him to Frome, so I wanted to see what they were like there. Frome are also a couple of divisions up in the Southern League as opposed to the Western League where Bradford play. 

I chose Frome, mainly because they were playing Hendon FC. I'm originally from North London and used to work in Hendon, so it was a nostalgia trip to see them play. 

I wasn't disappointed by the football. It was a good game to watch. Danny Greaves, the manager, encourages a good, passing, footballing game, and they were up against a strong, physical, Hendon team. The game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Whilst there i kept up to date with the Bradford score via twitter and they went on to win 5-2 against Roman Glass St George in the FA Cup. There next game in that competition sees them fave Paulton Rovers with the return of Sammy Jordan who also left Bradford at the end of last season. Should be an entertaining game.

I got home from Frome just in time to watch Leeds play Derby on Sky sports. If you don't already know, i'm a Leeds fan. Leeds won 4-1 away from home in what was one of the best performances i've seen from them in many years. It's early days, but the new manager, Marcelo Bielsa really seems to have turned us around and has us playing some high tempo, exciting stuff. Let the good form continue.

Then, this morning I was out to Odd Down in Bath to do some headshots and action for a friends team, Olympic Victoria. I'm not gonna lie, after watching both Leeds and Frome, Olympic Victoria was a bit rubbish, but i got a few good action shots and I hope the club will be pleased with them. 

Having a rest now. Have watched a bit of the Arsenal/Man City game, but not really into it. Hopefully next post i should have some more news about my next big business adventure.

 

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steve@stevemccarthyphotography.co.uk (Steve McCarthy Photography) football frome photography https://www.stevemccarthyphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/8/too-much-football Sun, 12 Aug 2018 17:08:36 GMT
Football is coming home https://www.stevemccarthyphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/8/football-is-coming-home What a weekend i've had. It felt good to be back at Trowbridge Road and photograph Bradford Town FC's first game of the season. It's a much changed team from last year following the departure of manage Danny Greaves and the mass exodus that followed but new manager Rob Mallet has brought together a decent set of players. They maybe need one or two more of quality in certain positions but they didn't look half bad and ran out 2-0 winners.

Follow that with a trip to Wembley on Sunday to see Chelsea take on Man City in the Community Shield. I was lucky enough to be invited by my brother who had managed to snag us a couple of tickets. The view was fantastic. Quite high up, toward the front of the top tier but right on the halfway line. As i was with my Chelsea supporting brother i had to pretend to be a Chelsea fan for the day, but I had a feeling that City would be too good for them and that proved to be the case. 

Aguero really is some player and the rest of the team is brimming with talent. Guardiola, having learnt from the best (Leeds new manager Bielsa) knows his stuff tactically and City outplayed the poor Chelsea for most of the game. Chelsea lacked width, drive and energy and City deserved the win.

Finally, as a Leeds fan, i got to watch (recorded on Sky) Bielsa's first competitive game in charge at Leeds and what a transformation. Pressing, movement, skill, we had it all. I read one quote from the BBC saying that with the Leeds pressing, if Joe Allen gets pushed any further back he'll in 2016 and playing for Liverpool. We won the game 3-1 with 3 quality goals. 

I am a happy man.   

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steve@stevemccarthyphotography.co.uk (Steve McCarthy Photography) bradford chelsea city community football leeds man shield https://www.stevemccarthyphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/8/football-is-coming-home Mon, 06 Aug 2018 21:41:56 GMT
I'm back! https://www.stevemccarthyphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/8/im-back Having just got back from my Cornwall trip i then had to go away for 3 days on a work course, but now i'm back and i have a couple of things to tell you.. 

Firstly, i've hinted about it before but i'm now ready to let you know that I will soon have my very own studio to use for portrait and product shoots. Advertising and marketing will start soon, but i'm already taking bookings. So, if you want to book a portrait shoot for you, your family, your kids, your pets or anything else, please give me a call. All portrait type shoots can be catered for, just give me a call to discuss your requirements.

Secondly, following my Cornwall trip, i will also soon be unveiling another venture, another string to the bow. Keep following for more details soon.

Here's another from the trip.. enjoy... 

 

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steve@stevemccarthyphotography.co.uk (Steve McCarthy Photography) beach bedruthan cloud cornwall ocean rock sea sky https://www.stevemccarthyphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/8/im-back Thu, 02 Aug 2018 19:50:42 GMT
Cornwall again.. https://www.stevemccarthyphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/7/cornwall-again I'm back from my week photographing the Cornish coastline. My base for the week was Wax Watergate Bay and i can't speak highly enough for the place. Great staff, great food and nice cider. I've now had a chance to process a few of my images. Here's one of my favourites from one of my favourite places... Bedruthan Steps.. Enjoy.. 

 

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steve@stevemccarthyphotography.co.uk (Steve McCarthy Photography) beach bedruthan steps cliff cornwall long exposure ocean rocks sea stones surf waves https://www.stevemccarthyphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/7/cornwall-again Mon, 30 Jul 2018 18:02:37 GMT
Cornish Coastlines https://www.stevemccarthyphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/7/cornish-coastlines So i'm down in the Cornwall right now photographing the amazing coastlines. I love it down here.

I had planned to do a few blog posts while i was down here but my laptop/tablet/mobile combination hasn't been playing ball for me and so no posts so far, but i have finally managed to get the laptop working and so here's my first.

I've been going out most days at different times and visited places around the Newquay and Padstow areas. The first image below was taken  from Pentire Head around midday, the second near Constantine Bay and Trevose Head at sunset. 

Enjoy...

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steve@stevemccarthyphotography.co.uk (Steve McCarthy Photography) blue constantine bay cornwall landscape rock sea seascape serene tranquil trevose https://www.stevemccarthyphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/7/cornish-coastlines Fri, 27 Jul 2018 16:12:45 GMT
New Website / New Venture https://www.stevemccarthyphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/7/new-website-/-new-venture Hi folks

This is my first post on my new look website and so I'm gonna take the opportunity to talk briefly about my new venture which is coming soon.

If you're a fan of my work or if you've looked at any of my website images you will know that I am a big fan of portraits, whether that be individuals or couples, families, even pets, I strive to capture the essence of an individual or group. 

So, my new venture is just that, my very own portrait studio. 

More details will be revealed nearer the time but for now I will say that myself and a friend will be working from the new studio to offer quality shoots for any eventuality. Newborns, maternity, groups, themed, model portfolios or headshots. Whatever your need, give as a call or email and we'll discuss it.

Enough of the sales talk. I'm off on holiday for a week of Cornish coastlines now (my other favourite style of photography), followed by a surf photography workshop.

I'll update this as much as I can and keep you posted of developments.

Have fun

Steve

 

 

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steve@stevemccarthyphotography.co.uk (Steve McCarthy Photography) coastline Cornish Cornwall portrait studio Venture https://www.stevemccarthyphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/7/new-website-/-new-venture Sun, 22 Jul 2018 23:14:53 GMT