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Formerly My 2p, established 2000
22nd July 2021
How to photograph showing

Photographing showing classes is not everyone's cup of tea but the discipline accounts for a large number of horses bred around the World.
Read this guide for tips of shooting ridden showing classes on the flat and over working hunter classes, in-hand classes and driven classes too.

19th July 2021
Andrew Hoy - the record-breaking Olympian living in rural Leicestershire

[View an extensive library of images of Andrew Hoy here] A casual observer probably wouldn't notice, but on the road between Somerby and Oakham, in rural Leicestershire, is a line of flag poles, adorned with the national flags of various countries. The team at Somerby Stables is a very international one. It is home to […]

4th May 2021
Opening of Barrowcliffe XC

Barrowcliffe Farm, in Leicestershire, is typical of much of the surrounding countryside in the heart of the traditional hunting homeland. Ridge and furrow fields of rolling pasture extend for miles. In recent years the owners have been developing an equestrian cross country training facility, spread across three of their adjacent fields, and covering about 35 […]

22nd April 2021
Photographing Horses Indoors

Photographing horses indoors is one of the most challenging of all the equestrian photography disciplines. Light levels are varied, but usually poor, meaning there is an inevitable trade off between shutter speeds and high ISO - and therefore noise - levels.

19th April 2021
Use Adobe Lightroom presets to export social media images

Regular posting to social media platforms can become a headache. Each platform wants images of different sizes and we also don't want our images to be taken an used elsewhere, so we need to set up watermarks too.

Adobe Lightroom presets allow us to export images in several different ways at the same time. This mini-course will show you how to set up presets

19th April 2021
Event Photographer's Checklist

The event photographer's checklist is a short guide to packing what you need for a day's event photography, either as an employee/solo photographer or as the person selling photographs on site.

19th April 2021
Which Camera and lens should I buy for equestrian photography

In this course I will try to simplify the process of purchasing a camera for equestrian photography by discussing the differences between cameras and the features which different situations and disciplines require.

19th April 2021
Image Management and Backup for photographers

A short intermediate level mini-course outlining a workflow for image file management, import, naming, storage and backup.

7th March 2021
Five minutes with: Abi Boulton

Introduce Yourself I am Abi boulton, more usually known as Tic Toc Eventing, I am 26 years of age and am based at my family home in Staffordshire. I was surrounded by horses from the very start so that's probably the reason why I chose this way of life!  On my Mother’s side we were […]

4th March 2021
Editorial Photography at Cornbury Horse Trials for British Eventing Life

The Cornbury Estate, built as a hunting lodge for Blenheim Palace, is owned by Robin Cayzer, Lord Rotherwick, and came up for lease in 2006. The Howden family took it over in 2007

3rd March 2021
Five minutes with: Bubby Upton

Please introduce yourself So, my name is Bubby Upton and I’m 22 years old. I live at my family home just outside Newmarket, where I have lived my whole life and that’s where my first riding memories are. Alongside my riding commitments, I am also in my 3rd year studying Sports Management at Edinburgh University. […]

1st March 2021
Add a Splide slider using the Oxygen Builder

Splide is a wonderfully lightweight, pure Javascript carousel/slider which is gaining popularity among developers who need to include slider in web sites but don't want the bloat attached to some common slider libraries like swiper.js. I was searching for a quick tutorial on how to add a Splide slider using the Oxygen builder, my go-to […]

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About Nico

I am a photographer, website designer and hosting provider living in Oakham, Rutland.

I work with clients who are sole traders and others which are FTSE companies. They are equally important to me.

If you need commercial photography, editorial photography, event photography, lifestyle, equestrian or wedding photography, then I can help you, with over 30 years experience in these areas.

I also teach photography, both one-to-one and in small groups. I mentor photographers with a range of experience, from beginners to working professionals.

I have a varied set of skills, having worked for well known web design and...
...web analytics companies in parallel to my photography.

I design, host and maintain websites for clients as varied as farms, interior designers and equestrian centres, as well as for bloggers and sportspeople.

I am the Public Relations Officer for the Midlands Point-to-Point Association, a role which utilises my PR and social media skills to promote horse racing both online and in the National press.

If you think that I could be the right person to help you, whatever your project, then please get in touch and we can discuss what you need and the ways in which I can help.

You can find out more about me here.
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