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27th January 2024
Hunter Hirelings Project

This small personal project came about because I was regularly involved in Whatsapp discussions with people asking about where they could find hunter hirelings in my area. I knew a few people who provided the service, or used to, but not many, so I set about searching the web for more providers. Long story short, […]

5th January 2024
Badminton Horse Trials Photos

When is Badminton Horse Trials? Badminton Horse Trials normally takes place in the first week of May each year. However, in 2024 the event will take place in the second week of May, after Royal Windsor Horse Show. What is Badminton Grassroots? The Badminton Grassroots Championship takes place just before the 5-star event with competitions […]

5th January 2024
The best websites for photographers

The best websites for photographers fall into two camps. Portfolio sites designed to show off your best work, and e-commerce platforms which for selling it.

6th November 2023
*UPDATED* Melton Hunt Club Ride Preview 2023

This is the annual Melton Hunt Club Ride preview 2023. The Melton Hunt Club Ride 2023 is hosted by the Belvoir Hunt at Long Clawson. The course starts in a southerly direction, just West of Canal Lane. After a brief loop the course continues North towards Hose Thorns, where the course cross Canal Lane before […]

18th October 2023
Using the Featherlight lightbox with Oxygen Builder

This is a really quick and simple guide to using the fabulous Featherlight Lightbox in your Oxygen page designs. If you don't know Featherlight it is a very lightweight (around 10KB last time I looked) javascript which, when added to your page, enables a simple lightbox which is activated when you click on an image. […]

13th October 2023
Where can I practise my Equine Photography and what can I publish afterwards?

One of the most confusing areas of etiquette for aspiring equine photographers is knowing how to legitimately gain access to an event to practise your equine photography without getting a bad name for invading someone's turf. This does not apply to most areas of equine photography, which take place on private land. You can arrange […]

14th September 2023
7 Ways to make money from equine photography

Some people are happy for their photography to just be a hobby, but many need to make it pay. Here are some ways you can turn your equestrian photography into a profitable business.

17th August 2023
Defender Burghley Course Preview and Media Day 2023

This year's Defender Burghley Course Preview and Media Day gave the press a chance to speak to the Event Director Martyn Johnson, Course Designer Derek Di Grazia and riders Greta Mason, Phil Brown and Andrew Hoy. Media Breakfast in The Rose Garden On arrival at Burghley House we were brought through to The Rose Garden, […]

26th May 2023
How to photograph horses: 11 tips from a professional equine photographer

Tips on how to take better photographs of horses.

22nd May 2023
Showjumping Camera Settings - Quick Guide

This members article reveals the settings you can set up in seconds which will enable you to get great showjumping images.

8th April 2023
1st Class Equine Photography Training

Some of the areas we covered during the free training days laid on by 1st Class Images in March.

23rd February 2023
Cottesmore Scurry and Foxhunter Courses Preview 2023

This year’s Cottesmore Scurry course makes the most of the famous Cottesmore Hunt Tuesday Country around the village of Braunston on the Rutland/Leicestershire border. The main race begins at 12 noon and covers approximately three miles. First past the post wins. The Foxhunter will start shortly afterwards and will cover approximately two and a half […]

22nd November 2022
How to photograph cross country fences

For any aspiring equine photographer, knowing how to photograph cross country fences to get the most from them and flatter rider and horse is essential.

6th November 2022
UPDATED - Melton Hunt Club Ride 2022 - Course Walk

The Melton Hunt Club Ride 2022 is back in the Cottesmore country, and will be held in Withcote on Sunday 20th November. More details can be found on the Melton Hunt Club Ride website and Facebook page. I'm pleased to say I can also give you a Foxhunters Course Map too. Please note that the […]

19th September 2022
How to photograph Dressage

This article focuses on how to photograph dressage and which movements photograph best when photographing dressage.

24th June 2022
What to do if someone steals your images

Some tips on what to do if you find your images have been stolen and used by someone else.

26th May 2022
How to upgrade M.2 SSD without reinstalling Windows

Many computer systems nowadays come with SSD (Solid State Disk) drives for the operating system to ensure quick start up times and fast read/write times for the operating system and applications. The only problem with this superfast technology - particularly the small on-motherboard M.2 drives - is that it is relatively expensive compared to larger […]

18th May 2022
How to get noticed for your equine photography

MEMBERS - Advice on how to take your equine photography to the next level

22nd April 2022
Bedmax Commissions Nico Morgan as Commercial Photographer

Bedmax, the Northumberland-based NOPS-accredited bedding manufacturer, has retained Nico as their equestrian photographer.

7th April 2022
Lightroom tricks for changing filenames in bulk

Using metadata fields to create relevant filenames for good SEO with minimum effort

12th March 2022
What are the best lenses for horse photography?

MEMBERS - an equine photography masterclass article about choosing the right lens for the right situation.

23rd January 2022
Why you should not give away your images (anywhere)

MEMBERS - Giving away images is the worst thing you can do for your business and for the photography professional as a whole.

23rd January 2022
Cottesmore Scurry Course Preview

The Cottesmore Scurry course makes the most of the famous Cottesmore Hunt Tuesday Country around the village of Knossington on the Rutland/Leicestershire border. The main race begins at 12 noon and covers approximately three miles. First past the post wins.The Foxhunter will start shortly afterwards and will cover approximately two miles. the nearest the the […]

3rd January 2022
Badminton Horse Trials Photography

This article is free to members. Photographing any big international event brings with it specific challenges. Covering large three-day and four-day horse trials is no exception. Although the title of this article is Badminton Horse Trials Photos. some of the challenges are photography related, others most definitely aren't! You need to be logged in to […]

12th November 2021
Melton Hunt Club Ride Course Preview 2021

Photos at Marker 2 and last fence: Melton Hunt Club Ride Photos 2021 The 2021 renewal of the annual Melton Hunt Club Ride takes place on Sunday 21st November at 12 noon, on grassland to the North East of the A606 Melton Road at Upper Broughton. This year it is generously supported by Chestnut Horse […]

5th October 2021
Blenheim Palace Horse Trials Photography

In recent years Blenheim Palace Horse Trials has been organised by British Eventing and the event photography split between two companies due to the number of things going on. Working for E. S. Photography, and subsequently 1st Class Images when they merged I have been covering the three days of arena eventing. This year, however, […]

23rd September 2021
Chedington Bicton Park 5* Horse Trials Photography

Horse & Hound kindly commissioned me to photograph the Chedington Bicton Park 5* Horse Trials for them, something I was very honoured to do. More photos here: Bicton Park Horse Trials Photos The Bicton Arena horse trials were arranged in a very short period of time as a replacement for the Land Rover Burghley Horse […]

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 […]

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About Nico

I am an equine photographer, website designer and hosting provider living in Lincolnshire.

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

If you need commercial photographyeditorial 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. I mentor photographers with a range of experience, from beginners to working professionals and run an equine photography course which gives members access to articles about the business of equestrian photography.

I have a varied set of skills, having worked for well known web design, SEO and 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, including many riders.

I am the Public Relations Officer for the Midlands Area 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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