Please DO NOT fave my images if:

1) you have no current images that I can see in your photostream;
2) you only have web pics taken by someone else;
3) you consistently plan to only fave and not leave any comments.

I have had far too many images stolen by others. So, I ask you to please understand my reasons and abide by my request.

If you fall into one of the categories above and still fave my images, you will be blocked.

If you want to add me as either Friend or Family, please understand that you must have similar images in your photostream that I can view before accepting you.

Thank you for these courtesies.

*****WARNING: Any institutions or individuals using this site or any of its associated sites for studies or projects - You do NOT have my permission to use any of my profile or pictures in any form or forum both current and future. If you have or do, it will be considered a serious violation of my privacy and will be subject to legal ramifications. It is recommended that other members post a similar notice to this.*****


Well Just Hit 27,000 + Views on this Image!
This is still one of my favourite images.
Shot with a Nikon AFS-VR 18-200mm lens.
On a Nikon Body Fuji S3pro on day of purchase.

Thanks has to go to "Jade Cartwright" a truly professional model and a beautiful person.

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Experimenting with "High key 1"


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I have had a life long passion for photography, born and raised in Birmingham during the mid 1950’s. At the age of four I could be found playing with my late fathers camera, a folding Kodak junior, eventually the camera was passed down to me by my late mother, which is still part of my collection today.

l was instrumental in getting my secondary school to invest in and set up, a darkroom. By the time I was sixteen I had already shot my first wedding. Upon leaving school I entered into the electrical trade, a year later, at the tender age of eighteen l was married and the proud father of a beautiful baby girl, Sharon Jane. It was at this time, in 1972, that photography for me really took flight.

In 1974,before the birth of my son James Robert in 1975, I moved to Telford, Shropshire with my family and joined the newly formed Wrekin Arts Photographic Club whilst for filling my duties as exhibition and competition secretary for the Telford Photographic Society. I eventually traded my Canon FD set up, finally moving onto Nikon F system.

For many photographers, the new millennium not only brought forth the digital revolution, but high-speed Internet too, photography as we knew it would never be the same again.
I purchased my first digital camera a Nikon coolpix 990 which is still in use today having been converted to Infra Red by my good friend John Powell AKA dotcomjohnny. It was only a short matter of time before I purchased my first DSLR a Nikon body Fuji S1pro which enabled to me to use the vast arsenal of lenses I had gathered over a number of years.

Around this time that I became acquainted with the many Internet photography websites that had sprung up, but it was with the DAPA Group, in 2004, that I finally settled. In 2008, after the group gained membership to the Midland Counties Photographic Federation (MCPF), I took up the post of group President and I am currently working towards a Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) distinction. with the encouragement of John Powell and other members of the Dapa Group having recently reached my BPE2*.

Photos of Phiggys (11)

  • Clee Hill. Shropshire. Jag Run. 30.08.2017 by dotcomjohnny
  • Spotted OWl 2 by Ashif Hassan
  • Spotted OWl by Ashif Hassan
  • Spotted OWl 1 by Ashif Hassan
  • Coppersmith Barbet by Ashif Hassan
  • Aquela água gelada by utidafotografias
  • Travel In A Budget by danielbryan421
  • Chesterton mill Sunset by Dave Shrubb
  • Phiggy by dotcomjohnny
  • Where there is light, darkness can not follow... by THROUGH_HAWAIIAN_EYES
  • Shropshire Community Meet October 2010 by Jason Dale (Over 1.5 Million Hits And Coutning)
  • Jumping for Joy- Shropshire Community by Martin David Photography
 

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    THROUGH_HAWAIIAN_EYES says:

    "Life is a series of precious moments and surprises.
    Phiggy@phiggys.com & DAPA GROUP surprised me
    with a beautiful testimonial. I was so overwhelmed by
    his words, that I wanted to express how much he touched my life.

    Phiggy, you are the very kind of man a woman would want to
    spend her entire life with. Thank you for your kindness, generosity,
    and your compassion. You swept me off my feet! You never know,
    one day, our paths may cross.

    Much love and Aloha from my heart and my home here in Hawaii,
    Moanalani Ke`alohilani Roquette :)"

    September 21st, 2010

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    Evan_Smith says:

    "Phil... well, I've known Phil since for what seems like forever as I've been good friends with his son James since I was about 10.
    I recall my early days of photography (late 80's/early 90's) spent at Phils house and chatting with him over technique and how to get the most out of my old Chinon SLR. He's been (and still is) a great influence/inspiration (and firend) to me and it's great to catch up again on here and view his outstanding work.
    Thanks for everything so far Phil and keep the comments/advice and photo's coming."

    October 18th, 2008

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    Photography JC says:

    "Phil is a seasoned photographer. No matter if it is a portrait or a landscape, you can bet that you're looking at a well crafted photograph......anywhere you look in his photostream. He is a very knowledgeable fella and happy to share from his experience. I enjoy looking at his photography and am often inspired. Please take a look for yourself and be prepared to be impressed."

    December 9th, 2008

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    andy&nic says:

    ""Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
    I met Phil In Febuary this year at the Focus on Imaging show at the NEC.
    It was my second visit to the show as I was keen to shoot the models at the show but hadnt had chance on my first visit due to it being so busy.
    I did get chance to visit the stand this time and had the pleasure of Phils company and wealth of experience whilst taking the photos.
    Phil possesses a wealth of knowledge within photography that most of us can only dream of achieving.. What makes Phil so special as a photographer and as a person he is one of the few photographers and people we have ever met that is willing to share his knowledge to help others to grow and learn.
    Phil is a true gentleman for whom I hold the highest reagrd and respect both as a photographer and as a friend.

    "Money might make you wealthy, but friends makes you rich""

    September 2nd, 2008

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    Mistress Pussycat says:

    "Thank You So Much For The Add... Looking forward to sharing a nice friendship with you... Live Life...Love Life...Always Be YOU!!!

    Hugs,
    xxx"

    June 27th, 2008

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    dotcomjohnny says:

    "You know what? It gives me the greatest pleasure to be the first person to write Phil a testimonial as you couldn’t meet a nicer guy! To be honest with you I’ve sat down many times before to write this, it’s not that I’m lost for words, the fact is, there were too many of them! Trying to condense them down to a manageable level, when you have so many nice things to say about the guy, becomes a bit of a problem. People who know Phil will understand what I mean. If I had to sum Phil up in one word, that word would be “Generous”. Phil is generous with his time, generous with his knowledge and above all, generous in his friendship with others. I raise my glass to you Phil, long may our friendship continue."

    August 16th, 2007

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