Another new year dawns and the excitement mounts, as I sit here waiting to here waiting to find out if Piers Photography have been placed in The annual 12 months long Guild of Photographers competition. Having achieved 20 bronzes in the wedding competition and 23 bronzes and 5 silvers in the Open and December still to come in, I am hoping to get into the top three but we will just have to wait! here are some of this years winners 2 silvers and a bronze:

This year has started with two new wedding bookings and one in Crete, the year is filling up with inquiries and events and weddings so it will be a busy year. My first overseas wedding is a real treat and I am really looking forward to a wedding in the town hall followed by a beach wedding then off to the taverna! Not only that but the couple are good fun and well organised! It is interesting that I have had a lot more inquires about bespoke packages to include DVD of the pictures rather than those that I have in my brochure, so I probably need to revisit this shortly. My year’s training kicked off today with a training day with Mark Pain at Newmarket to photograph horses on the gallops which has been great fun and also helped me into a better understanding of how to photograph horses. I am now looking forward to going to photograph Badminton with Mark in May.

Then in February I will be going to the Venice Carnival, something I have always wanted to do to photograph those amazing costumes and the city to match. I just hope the weather stays fine. A full report to follow.

The end of January will see my new studio arrive and I hope to have this operational by the end of February, so the planning has started and I look forward to trying this out shortly. May be I can get the Three Beards all in there to get the group shot of this great band, a bunch of madness on stage.http://www.threebeards.com/threebeards/Three_Beards_Home.html see them on the 28th of Jan at the Gladdstone pub in London: