Hurworth Photography: Blog http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Hurworth Photography. Images protected by copyright law & may not be copied/re-produced without prior permission missamyfair@hotmail.com (Hurworth Photography) Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:35:00 GMT Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:35:00 GMT http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/img/s/v-5/u392770650-o1042652810-50.jpg Hurworth Photography: Blog http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog 80 120 Start of Season Offer - Save 15% on prints http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2014/9/start-of-season-offer---save-15-on-prints imagesimages !! Start of Season Special Offer !!

 

Spend over £15 on prints & save 15% when you buy online between 8th & 10th September.  Simply quote "SAVE15" at the checkout when you shop online.

 

Terms:
Offer ends at 23.59 on Wednesday 10th September, 2014. 
Offer applies to photo prints only.
Minimum spend of £15 required on prints to receive the 15% discount.
Previously discounted bundles / gift vouchers not included.
Delivery is not included in the discount. imagesimages
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missamyfair@hotmail.com (Hurworth Photography) Hurworth Photography Start of Season Special Offer http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2014/9/start-of-season-offer---save-15-on-prints Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:28:53 GMT
May Day Madness - Save 30% on Thursday 1st May, 2014 http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2014/4/may-day-madness---save-30-on-thursday-1st-may-2014 May Madness SaleMay Madness Sale !! May Day Madness !!

 

Spend over £15 & save 30% on all prints & products on Thursday 1st May.  Simply quote "MayDay" at the checkout when you shop online.

 

This fabulous offer is for ONE DAY ONLY and applies to:

  • prints
  • framed prints
  • canvas prints
  • collage prints
  • digital downloads
  • place mats
  • coasters
  • cutting boards
  • mouse mats
  • mugs
  • photo stickers
  • jigsaw puzzles
  • acrylic keyrings

 

Offer does not include the following already discounted bundles or gift vouchers:

  • 4 for 3 print bundles
  • 4 for 3 low resolution image downloads
  • Print & low resolution digital file bundles
  • Gift Vouchers
 
 
Terms:
Offer ends at 23.59 on Thursday 1st May, 2014. 
Minimum spend of £15 requires to receive the 30% discount.
Previously discounted bundles / gift vouchers not included.
Delivery is not included in the discount.
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missamyfair@hotmail.com (Hurworth Photography) Hurworth Photography May Day Madness Special Offer http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2014/4/may-day-madness---save-30-on-thursday-1st-may-2014 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:55:00 GMT
Hurworth Hunt - Tractor Run - Raising money for Yorkshire Cancer Research http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2014/4/hurworth-hunt---tractor-run---raising-money-for-cancer-research Hurworth Charity Tractor Run 004Hurworth Charity Tractor Run 004Photograph from the tractor run around Hurworth country raising money for Yorkshire Cancer Research on Sunday 27th April, 2014.

On Sunday 27th April sixty nine tractors of all ages, makes & models took part in the first ever Hurworth Hunt tractor run, raising £1,200 for Yorkshire Cancer Research.

The run started from Stank Farm, Kirby Sigston and took part over 42 miles taking in Northallerton High Street, Bullamoor, West Harsley, East Rounton, Swainby, Osmotherley, Nether Silton, Knayton, and Borrowby before heading back to the starting point.

The team at Roots Farm Shop, East Rounton who made us very welcome for our first refreshment stop and to the Gold Cup at Nether Silton who provided a good lunch.

Thank you to Liam Goldthorpe and Jo Almond for organising the day so well and to everyone who come along on the day driving tractors, marshalling road crossings, selling raffle tickets & generally helping out.  We're also very grateful to the companies who've sponsored this great fundraising event.

View the full gallery of images taken on the day

View images from the Knayton Tractor run on 13th May 2012

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missamyfair@hotmail.com (Hurworth Photography) Classic tractor run Hurworth Hunt Tractor Run vintage tractor run http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2014/4/hurworth-hunt---tractor-run---raising-money-for-cancer-research Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:29:05 GMT
Hurworth Hunt - Good Friday Arena Show Cross http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2014/4/hurworth-hunt---good-friday-arena-show-cross Hurworth Good Friday Show Cross 085Hurworth Good Friday Show Cross 085Images from Class 4 - Scrambled Eggs Speed Class - Height Max 75 cms. The Hurworth Hunt Arena Show Cross on Good Friday, 18th April 2014 at Northallerton Equestrian Centre, Yafforth, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL7 0PQ - to be uploaded shortly.

The third Hurworth Hunt Good Friday Arena Show Cross was held at Northallerton Equestrian Centre on Friday 18th April, 2014. 

The 7 classes were really well supported and it was great to see competitors of all ages and abilities enjoying the day out in the sunshine.

We hope that all the competitors have enjoyed the Arena Show Cross at Northallerton Equestrian Centre.

A big thank you to everyone who helped to build the course on Thursday night & everyone who helped out to make it all go so well on the day. It's been a great day in the sunshine!

View the full gallery of images taken on the day

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missamyfair@hotmail.com (Hurworth Photography) Equestrian Equestrian Photography Event Photography Hurworth Hunt Hurworth Hunt ShowCross Hurworth Photography http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2014/4/hurworth-hunt---good-friday-arena-show-cross Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:26:00 GMT
Out & About this Spring! http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2014/2/out-about-this-spring

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Hurworth Point to Point 071Hurworth Point to Point 071Action from the 1st race at the Hurworth Hunt Point-to-Point at Hutton Rudby: The Blue Bell Hurworth Hunt Members, Subscribers & Farmers Race. Saturday 17th March, 2012.
Scutterskelfe Park, Hutton Rudby, North Yorkshire, England.
Hurworth Easter ShowCross 026Hurworth Easter ShowCross 026Action from Class 4 - 85cm of the Hurworth Hunt Arena ShowCross at Northallerton Equestrian Centre, Yafforth, Northallerton, North Yorkshire. Good Friday, 29th March, 2013 Tractor Rally 175Tractor Rally 175Photographs from the vintage / classic tractor rally from Knayton to Sutton Bank on Sunday 6th May 2012.

I'm looking forward to getting out and about with my camera this Spring.  I'll be taking photos at the following great events:
 

  • Saturday 22nd March - Hurworth Hunt Point to Point, Skutterskelfe Park, Hutton Rudby, North Yorkshire.  First Race 1pm.  ‘Great Family Day Out in stunning location’. Top class racing, Bookmakers, Bar & Refreshments. Viewing is very good, as is the car parking.
  • Friday 18th April - Good Friday Arena Show Cross, Northallerton Equestrian Centre. 7 fun classes including 2 speed classes, Easter Egg hunt, and spot prizes for Easter Fancy Dress. Enter online via Horsevents.
  • Sunday 27th April - Charity Tractor Run through Hurworth Country raising funds for Cancer Research. Any tractor welcome, you don't need to be a classic to come along & enjoy the fun run through some of North Yorkshire's finest countryside. £15 per person including a bacon butty breakfast & lunch.


If you'd like to find out more about any of these events or get involved please click on the underlined web links.

If you're planning an event and you'd like me to come along and take photographs please get in touch - Contact Me.

Don't forget to follow Huworth Photos on Facebook to be kept up to date with recently published galleries, events and special offers.
 

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missamyfair@hotmail.com (Hurworth Photography) Charity Tractor Run Photography Hunting Photography Hurworth Hunt Hedge Hop Hurworth Hunt Point to Point Social Event Photography http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2014/2/out-about-this-spring Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:50:05 GMT
January Sale! Save 15%!! http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2014/1/january-sale-save-15 imagesimages

!! January Sale !!

 

Spend over £15 & save 15% on all prints & products when you quote "JANSALE" online

Offer does not include the following already discounted bundles or gift vouchers:

  • 4 for 3 print bundles
  • 4 for 3 low resolution image downloads
  • Print & low resolution digital file bundles
  • Gift Vouchers

However it does apply to everything else on the website, from canvas prints to coasters, and collages.
 
Offer ends 31.01.14.  Minimum spend of £15 requires to receive the 15% discount.

Happy shopping!


Amy
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missamyfair@hotmail.com (Hurworth Photography) January Sale Photography Special Offer Save 15% http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2014/1/january-sale-save-15 Sun, 19 Jan 2014 11:19:28 GMT
Christmas Delivery Times http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2013/12/christmas-delivery-times The countdown to Christmas is well & truly upon us now!  Photographs make great christmas presents and as Christmas draws ever closer please take note of the cut-off dates when ordering from the website:

 

Framed Prints, Canvas Wraps and other Wall Display products: Friday 13th December - Courier (to UK)
Place mats, coasters, mouse mats & mugs: Tuesday 17th December - Royal Mail 1st Class
Photographic Prints & Collages: Wednesday 18th December - Royal Mail 1st Class

 

Photographs make great christmas presents!  Not sure which photo to buy?  Shopping for great gifts couldn't be easier with the new Gift Voucher. Choose from a variety of denominations from £5 to £100 and give it to someone special and let them choose what they really want from the full range of prints and products available online.  BUY A GIFT VOUCHER


 

Don't forget to "LIKE" the Hurworth Photos Facebook Page - any special offers or competitions will be posted on our page. 

N.B If you already "LIKE" the Hurworth Photos Facebook Page but you 're not seeing all the posts then make sure that the 'show in news feed' option is ticked, and add this page to your 'interests lists'. If you want to see every post make sure you tick the 'get notifications' option too!

Wondering about the sizes of canvas prints? The Canvas Size Guide gallery has a collection of photographs showing you what your canvas print will look like when it's actually on the wall: view gallery


And don't forget to preview & configure your prints before you confirm your order.


Happy shopping!


Amy





 

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missamyfair@hotmail.com (Hurworth Photography) Christmas Christmas Delivery Christmas presents Countrysports Photography Gift Voucher Hunting Photography Shooting Photography http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2013/12/christmas-delivery-times Mon, 02 Dec 2013 00:56:00 GMT
Gift Vouchers Now Available http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2013/11/gift-vouchers Puzzled over present ideas for someone? Shopping for great gifts couldn't be easier with the new Gift Voucher available from Hurworth Photography.

 

Choose from a variety of denominations from £5 to £100 and give it to someone special and let them choose what they really want from the full range of prints and products available online.  

 

Our gift vouchers are individually printed with your unique code and include a personalised message.

Digital Gift VouchersDigital Gift VouchersPuzzled over present ideas for someone? Shopping for great gifts couldn't be easier with the Digital Gift Voucher available from Hurworth Photography.

Choose from a variety of denominations from £5 to £100 and give it to someone special and let them choose what they really want from the full range of prints and products available online.


Terms and Conditions apply:

  • Each Digital Gift Voucher code can only be redeemed once and cannot be exchanged for cash and is non refundable.
  • The Digital Gift Voucher code is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase and can be redeemed against any Hurworth Photography products.
  • If the Digital Gift Voucher is greater than the product being purchased, Hurworth Photography will issue a further voucher for the difference in price, to be redeemed 6 months from the original date of purchase.
  • The Terms and Conditions of this voucher will be governed by English Law.




Terms and Conditions apply:

  • Each Gift Voucher code can only be redeemed once and cannot be exchanged for cash and is non refundable.
  • The Gift Voucher code is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase and can be redeemed against any Hurworth Photography products.
  • If the Gift Voucher is greater than the product being purchased, Hurworth Photography will issue a further voucher for the difference in price, to be redeemed 6 months from the original date of purchase.
  • The Terms and Conditions of this voucher will be governed by English Law.

 

BUY GIFT VOUCHERS

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missamyfair@hotmail.com (Hurworth Photography) Gift Voucher http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2013/11/gift-vouchers Thu, 28 Nov 2013 15:24:38 GMT
Canvas Offer Weekend http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2013/11/canvas-offer-weekend ***Special Offer****

Canvas prints 1/2 price when ordered this weekend!

Canvas prints make great presents for a special birthday or Christmas.  Order yours this weekend and you'll think all your Christmases have come at once with our 1/2 price canvas print offer.

 

Look out for the "Special offer canvas print" at the top of the price list when you buy online between Friday 15th & 8pm on Monday 18th November, 2013*.

 

Wondering about the sizes of canvas prints? The gallery beneath has a collection of photographs showing you what your canvas print will look like when it's actually on the wall:

 

And don't forget to preview & configure your canvas before you confirm your order.

 

Happy shopping!

 

Amy

 

* Full price canvas prints are also available to purchase via the website so make sure that you click on the Special offer canvas option to get the 1/2 price promotion - if you're not sure, the half price offer details will be shown in the product details on the right hand side of the screen.  The special offer runs from Friday 15th November until 8pm on Monday 18th November. 

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missamyfair@hotmail.com (Hurworth Photography) Canvas print sale hunting photography shooting photography http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2013/11/canvas-offer-weekend Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:30:00 GMT
Canvas Prints on display at Out Of the City http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2013/11/canvas-prints-on-display-at-out-of-the-city I'm very proud that a selection of my shooting and hunting canvas prints are on display in the Out of the City store in Buckshaw Village, near Chorley, Lancashire.

 

Out of the City special in stylish country clothing & footwear - Premier stockists of Barbour, Hunter, Joules, Ariat, Musto & other top brands.  Alongside their store they also have a fabulous website : www.outofthecity.co.uk

 

Here's the Out of the City shooting tweeds department - don't the canvas prints look wonderful alongside all the beautiful tweed clothing?

 

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missamyfair@hotmail.com (Hurworth Photography) Out of the City hunting canvas prints shooting canvas prints http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2013/11/canvas-prints-on-display-at-out-of-the-city Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:15:00 GMT
Facebook fun! http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2013/8/facebook-fun Just for fun on, we're running a give away on the Hurworth Photography Facebook page. 

Once the page hits 1,000 likes we'll be giving away a canvas print of this lovely galloping hounds image:

 

Hurworth 099 To be in with a chance of winning a canvas print of this lovely image simply LIKE the Hurworth Photos Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HurworthPhotography) & share the original photo.

 

The winner will be chosen once there are 1,000 people liking the Hurworth Photos Facebook page!

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missamyfair@hotmail.com (Hurworth Photography) Facebook Giveaway Hunting Photography Hurworth Photography http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2013/8/facebook-fun Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:30:37 GMT
New Products from Hurworth Photography http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2013/7/new-products-from-hurworth-photography There are lots of new options of what you can do with photographic images - here are just a few of my favourites:

 

Framed Prints

With the new website you're not just limited to purchasing a print.  Why not buy your favourite photo already mounted and framed.  You have the option to choose the colour of your card mount, how many layers of card mount you'd like (1, 2, or 3 layers, all with colour options) and finally the style of frame that you think best suits your print.

There are so many options available - your framed prints will be totally bespoke to you!  You can see a couple of my favourites beneath:

Framed print 7 Framed print 5 Framed print 4

Bundles

Thinking of buying a few photo prints?  Why not take advantage of our 4 for 3 print bundles and save 25%. 

Print & low res file bundles are a great way to save money if you'd like a print and a copy of the same image to share with your friends on Facebook or Twitter. Order a print and get the low resolution digital file for 1/2 price when bought together. Low Res files are perfect for Facebook, Twitter etc.

The sizes of prints available on the 4 for 3 offer and the print & low res file bundles range from 6 x 4s to 15 x 10s.

 

Collage Prints

Why not create a collage print from your favourite photos. Available as A4, 16" x 12" or 20" x 16".  Collages can be made up of photos from one day or from a series of galleries on the website - you choose the photographs and their position in the frame.

Hunting Collage Print Sample   Ladies Shooting Ripley Castle Collage Sample

Digital Downloads

Alongside the high resolution images there's now the option to purchase a low resolution image for just £5. These low resolution images are spot on for use on social media networks such as Facebook & Twitter.  Low resolution images are not suitable for printing. 

 

Photo mouse pad

A mousepad sporting one of your favourite photos makes a welcome addition to any workspace. They're a great way to inject some colour into your office and are certain to make you the envy of your colleagues.  Flexible fabric-coating with a rubberised underside suitable for any mouse and desktop.

 

Photo coasters & placemats

These beautifully made coasters & placemats are just the thing to impress your dinner party guests. Choose a single design or mix up a couple of different images if you're ordering a few sets. They're heat resistant and very practical.

 

Tempered Glass Cutting Boards

Spice up your kitchen with a custom imprinted cutting board. Custom cutting boards are perfect for home chefs or restaurant owners alike, and make a great gift.  You can imprint any image on the specially coated tempered glass that is durable and dishwasher-safe.

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missamyfair@hotmail.com (Hurworth Photography) Hunting Photography Hurworth Photography New Products http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2013/7/new-products-from-hurworth-photography Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:40:00 GMT
Simple Guide to Copyright http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2013/4/simple-guide-to-copyright  

 

Hurworth Photography Logo You know that fantastic photo you bought at the weekend of you and your horse flying over that huge XC jump? It’s yours now isn’t it because you paid for it and now you can share it with all your friend’s and the world on facebook? Well no it isn’t, well not exactly!

 

When you purchased the print of the photo that is exactly what you brought the print. Not the image of you and not the right to copy or share the image which is essentially known as the ‘copyright’ which the photographer will almost always retain.

 

So when you buy the print and you want to share it on facebook what should you do? Simply ask the photographer at the time of purchase 99% of photographers will allow you to use the photo for non commercial reasons (i.e. facebook or non commercial personal websites) as long as you ask and put a credit to them when posting because you have already purchased the print. Some photographers even offer small jpeg images which are not large enough to print but suitable for posting online at a very reasonable cost.

 

But the photo is of me surely I have a right to it? No you don’t. By attending a public event and knowing a photographer is on site you will have given implied consent for your photo to be taken. You can revoke this consent by informing the secretary or the photographer themselves. You can also ask after the event for photos of yourself to be removed from the photographer’s website but you have no rights to the image itself.

 

What if you want to use it for commercial reasons i.e. selling your horse or marketing your riding skills? In this situation most photographers will ask that you effectively buy the copyright from them or pay a licence fee. The cost will heavily depend on the photographer and whether they are providing the original hi resolution image or not. Expect to pay in the region of £15+ per image minimum although some will be happy with just a credit next to the photo.

 

But the photographer has put ‘watermarked’ images on their website you’re ok to copy those aren’t you as the watermark is free advertising for them? No you’re not, even though the image is watermarked and the image is of you you are not entitled to copy or reproduce the image and doing so is breaking copyright law.

 

But realistically what can a photographer do about it if I do copy the photos illegally? Firstly they can send you a bill for use of the images without permission and if you do not pay they are entitled to go through the small claims court to recover the money and trust me you do not want that against your credit rating! They can also blacklist you by not taking photos at events and share your name with other photographers.

 

How will they find out though? Photographers often ‘stalk’ facebook and the internet searching for illegal use of their photos. There are even special programs which can search automatically by looking for specific information hidden inside a file. Just because you consider yourself a ‘nobody’ don’t presume you won’t be found out.

 

Isn’t that rather sad, why do they bother? Very simply taking photos is their livelihood and they need to make a living just like you and me. If people stop buying the photos and instead just copy them off the internet they will not make any money and will therefore go out of business. End result no more event photographers and no more photos of you.

 

A good general rule is if a photograph is good enough for you to warrant wanting to share it with others then it is good enough to pay for.

 

If you don’t like a photographer’s pricing structure ask them if there is any flexibility especially if you want multiple images, most will be able to come to an agreement.

 

Hopefully you will now appreciate copyright is there to protect a photographer’s livelihood and it is only by respecting that will they continue to be able to attend events rather than diversify to other markets.

 

Thank you to Katie from E-Venting who put into words how copyright works much more eloquently that I ever could. Read the original post here -  http://e-venting.co.uk/?p=143

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missamyfair@hotmail.com (Hurworth Photography) Photography copyright image copyright explained http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2013/4/simple-guide-to-copyright Tue, 02 Apr 2013 18:30:00 GMT
New website features http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2013/1/new-website-features Well, the new website has now been up and running for over a month and I thought it was time to highlight a couple of the features you may not have spotted:

 

"Dim the lights"

This is a great way to view individual photographs.  Simply right click on the image you'd like to view and click on the "Dim the Lights" option to view.

 

"Add to favourites"

Adding a photograph to your favourites is a great way to save the photographs you like the most and keep them all together in one place.  You can add photographs from lots of different galleries to your favourites folder.  Once these images are in your "Favourites" folder you can then choose them quickly to order prints and you can easily share your favourites folder with your friends & family.

 

"Preview & Configure"

You now have more choice regarding the print you actually receive.  By clicking on the "Preview & Configure" option, or simply by clicking on the photograph image once it's in your shopping basket you can select the specific crop of your photograph - i.e. if you'd like a closer image to crop out an unwanted image in the background simply click on the orange guide bars to change your photograph.  

Within the "Preview & Configure" option you'll also be able to select the type of paper your image is printed on:  Glossy or Matt/Lustre finish FujiFilm Crystal Archive photographic paper

 

Framed Prints

One of the new options for purchasing prints gives you the option to receive your prints already mounted and framed.  You have the option to choose the colour of your card mount, how many layers of card mount you'd like (1, 2, or 3 layers, all with colour options) and finally the style of frame that you think best suits your print.

There are so many options available - your framed prints will be totally bespoke to you!  You can see a couple of suggestions in the slideshow gallery beneath:

New products

Alongside the framed prints you'll also see that there are lots of new options of what you can do with photographic images - here are just a few of my favourites:

  • Collage Prints Why not create a collage print from your favourite photos. Available as A4, 16" x 12" or 20" x 16".
  • Digital Downloads - alongside the high resolution images there's now the option to purchase a low resolution image for just £5. These low resolution images are spot on for use on social media networks such as Facebook & Twitter.  Low resolution images are not suitable for printing.  There's also a great 3 for 2 offer on low resolution digital images.
  • Photo mouse pad - A mousepad sporting one of your favourite photos makes a welcome addition to any workspace. They're a great way to inject some colour into your office and are certain to make you the envy of your colleagues.  Flexible fabric-coating with a rubberised underside suitable for any mouse and desktop.
  • Photostickers - 16 per sheet. This is one of those products that once you've discovered it you won't want to live without it. Stickers are handy for so many things - just peel 'em off and stick 'em to just about anything you like.
  • Jigsaw Puzzle - Puzzles are popular with both kids & adults. Create a 60-piece puzzle of your home, a pet, a family protrait, or your favourite vacation spot. Made from a dazzling lustre photo print backed by sturdy card.
  • Photo coasters & placemats - These beautifully made coasters & placemats are just the thing to impress your dinner party guests. Choose a single design or mix up a couple of different images if you're ordering a few sets. They're heat resistant and very practical.
  • Tempered Glass Cutting Boards - Spice up your kitchen with a custom imprinted cutting board. Custom cutting boards are perfect for home chefs or restaurant owners alike, and make a great gift.  You can imprint any image on the specially coated tempered glass that is durable and dishwasher-safe.

 

Happy viewing!

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missamyfair@hotmail.com (Hurworth Photography) Add to favourites Countrysports Photography Hurworth Photography framed prints new website features http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2013/1/new-website-features Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:28:47 GMT
WIN WIN WIN http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2013/1/win-win-win It's competition time again!! You could win a pack of notecards featuring this black and white photograph of a stunning side by side shotgun and cartridges. Perfect for writing Christmas present thank you letters.

Hurworth Photography - side by side shotgun black & white imageSide by Side portrait

 

In the run up to Christmas 2012 I ran a giveaway competition via the Hurworth Photography Facebook and Twitter pages to win a pack of 10 Christmas cards featuring this snowy photograph of the Old English Hurworth hounds on exercise in the snow: 

Hurworth Photography - Hound exercise in the snow imageHound exercise in the snow

 

Being very honest, I was totally stunned by the response to this competition and the support received. So, rather than giving away just the one pack of cards as planned I in fact gave away 5 packs of cards.  The winners were chosen at random and the cards were then posted out around the country.  Out hunting on New Year's Day I bumped into a lady who's daughter had been one of the lucky winners who told me how chuffed she'd been to win.

 

In the post New Year lull I thought it was time to run another competition.  So as not to constantly bang the fox hunting drum, this time it's a shooting prize - one pack of 10 a6 notecards featuring my favourite shooting photograph from 2012, taken at the J.C.Marsh Sporting Clays Simulated Game day in July.  

 

So how do you win these cards???

  1. Click here to be taken to the competition and share the photograph with your friends.
  2. Remember to "Like" the Hurworth Photos facebook page.

 

The closing date is Friday 1st February and the winner will be announced via the Hurworth Photos Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

GOOD LUCK.

 

Amy x

 

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missamyfair@hotmail.com (Hurworth Photography) Black and white Side by side shotgun photograph Christmas Competition Countrysports Photography Hunting Hunting Photography Hurworth Photography Shooting Photography http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2013/1/win-win-win Thu, 03 Jan 2013 00:15:00 GMT
Quite a Christmas http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2012/12/quite-a-christmas Hurworth Photograph - Huworth Hunt meet on foot in the snowSnowy Meet

To make you all smile I thought I'd share one of my favourite photographs taken a couple of seasons ago taken at a Hurworth Hunt meet on foot in the snow.  I just love the row of nosy sheep in the background silently watching the activities.

 

I must admit that this Christmas (2012) has been a considerably quieter than I was expecting.  

 

Following a very wet meet of the Hurworth Hunt on Saturday 22nd December, which included the blessing of the hounds, I packed up the car and headed from North Yorkshire over the Pennines and home to Cheshire to spend the Christmas festivities with my family.

 

One of the highlights of our Christmas is attending the Boxing Day meet of the Cheshire Hunt, my home foxhound pack who traditionally meet in Tarporley.  This was then to be followed by a car drive back up to North Yorkshire to be back in time for hunting with the Hurworth Hunt on Saturday 29th December.

 

Unfortunately I have been struck down by the very nasty Norovirus, which appears to have scuppered many peoples' plans over the Christmas period, and certainly put paid to my Christmas hunting plans.  Hence the lack of recent photographs on the new website.  

 

However, I am intending to be back out taking photographs of the Hurworth Hunt meet on New Year's Day, Tuesday 1st January 2013, and look forward to catching up with all of my hunting friends.

 

View a selection of my favourite photographs from past seasons - this album is frequently being added to as & when galleries are moved across from the old Hurworth Photography website (hosted by Photoshelter).

 

 

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missamyfair@hotmail.com (Hurworth Photography) Christmas Hunting Hurworth Hunt Hurworth Photography Norovirus http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2012/12/quite-a-christmas Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:04:44 GMT
Welcome to the new Hurworth Photography website http://www.hurworth-photos.co.uk/blog/2012/12/welcome-to-the-new-hurworth-photography-website Hurworth Photography logoHurworth Photography Logo

After 3 years with the Hurworth-Photos website I decided it was time for a freshen up and a re-vamp.   This new website offers a better viewing experience (check out the "dim the lights" feature when you right click on an image) and you'll be able to proof the images that you're purchasing to see what they'll look like once printed. 

 

These days there are so many more ways to print photographs, not just prints and cards! So now you're able to buy professionally mounted & framed prints, mouse mats, chopping boards, and the range will soon be increased to include fun items such as iphone/ipad covers.

 

I must admit that I'd not realised quite how many photographs I've taken over the past few years and so it will take a little time to get them all moved over.  It's great fun looking back through the galleries from previous seasons - every photograph takes you right back to the moment it was taken and reminds you of the fun that was had. 

 

Not to fear, you'll be able to view the galleries on the old website (http://hurworthphotos.photoshelter.com/) until 1st August 2013, by which time I'd hope to have all of the galleries moved across to this new website.

 

So here it is, the new website.  Please have a look round and if you like what you see please visit the Guest Book and add a comment.

 

 

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