Paul Knight

Bon Jovi Forever – Morpeth Riverside

It’s not often BJF play north of the Tyne so a show in Morpeth was always going to be a “must go to” gig. With support from Geoff Mull this show was sure to be popular. The Riverside is a new venue for me and from what I can gather fairly new to the music scene, certainly for rock music but fear not the venue and crowd were well prepared for an evening of live music.

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From Order Comes Chaos

A Bubbles Bar favourite and this certainly showed with the amount of fans crammed into Bubbles on Thursday, all there to see the Ashington lads play.  I’ve seen the band before but this WAS the best gig i’ve seen them play, lots of energy and some self penned tracks that would be at home on many a “big band” album. Well done lads.

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Mofred – a company to avoid ?

On November 13th I took delivery of a shiny new Ipad Pro, a much needed upgrade from my 3 year old Ipad 2.

I needed a case for it and after a long look I chose a lovely looking cover sold on Amazon.co.uk by Mofred, who seemed on the face of it to be a reliable and trustworthy company.

Delivery was quoted as being between November 17th and 21st, but the 21st came and went and no sign of the case.

I left a review on Amazon expressing my disappointment of having not received my goods and was quickly contacted my Mofred asking me to remove the feedback with the promise of a replacement case being posted on Monday 23rd November to be sent recorded delivery on Tuesday 24th November. This date came and went and no case. On contacting Mofred I was told the case had been sent but a tracking number wasn’t available, I was also given a full refund so long as I removed my feedback from Amazon, maybe a bit of a bribe?

I have now contacted Mofred on 8 further occasions to ask about the whereabouts of my case but my emails are now ignored, I guess they won’t be sending it.

So if you’re looking for a case for any device I would suggest avoiding Mofred totally and look elsewhere.

http://www.mofredproducts.com/ – avoid !

29/11 UPDATE – The company say they have send a replacement item via Special Delivery but still can’t supply a tracking number. They say they will send another but wonder “where the £6.95 postage will come from”.  My answer was to supply a tracking number and no more postage would be needed !

30/11 UPDATE – Received an email saying another case, this would be the 4th, has been dispatched but I need to be patient as they have a backlog. I’m still waiting for the tracking numbers from the 3 previous dispatches. Given that I ordered the case on November 12th I think my patience has worn a little thin. I have advised the company that I am am now suing them for breach of contract. A solicitor friend has told me it’s a simple case under the sale of goods act.  I have messaged MOFRED and advised them.  Watch this space.

Photography Training

Have you just bought a new camera, or maybe you’re considering asking Santa for one for Christmas ?   The array of buttons and dials can be confusing as well as terms such as “aperture priority”, “ISO” and “depth of field” to name but a few.  If this is stopping you from getting the best out of your camera then a one to one training session with me might be just what you need.  I can start with the basics and get you up to a point that you can go out and enjoy shooting with your camera in just a few hours.  I can also offer more advanced training shooting specific styles of photography.  A basic photoshop course is available too and this will enable you to get the very best out of your photographs.

Courses available

  1. Beginners crash course in photography – the basic course for novice users.
  2. From auto to manual – get the best out of your camera.
  3. Speedlights – taking the flash off your camera for better results.
  4. Studio lighting for beginners – how to setup and use studio lighting.
  5. Photoshop basics – get the best from your images

All courses last 2 hours and are priced from £60. If there is a course not listed then please ask.

Please contact me to book and for terms and conditions.

Animal Escapades

Animal Escaped are a Bedlington based company who specialise is taking exotic animals to meet the public. We had the pleasure of shooting a few of the animals at Cambois Camera Club studio this evening.

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Visit the Animal Escapades website too…  http://www.animal-escapades.co.uk/

Limited Edition Prints For Sale

All prints are limited to a run of 10. Once 10 have been sold then the image will no longer be available for sale.

All prints are printed using Epson Claria inks on 280g satin pearl premium paper, mounted on a bevel cut mat and then framed.

A choice of frames are available.

All prints are just £30.  If you have any special framing requirements please contact me to discuss before purchasing.

Please use the Contact form at the top of the website to contact me to purchase a print.

Print Number 15 – Woodhorn Poppies – Number left = 6 

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Taken during the Weeping Window exhibition at Woodhorn Museum in Ashinton.

The installation was originally at HM Tower of London from August to November 2014 where 888,246 hand-made ceramic poppies were displayed – one to honour every death in the British and Colonial forces of the First World War.

The sculpture is one of two groups of poppies fashioned from the Tower of London’s massive installation called Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red which are touring the country.

Print Number 7 – The Angel of the North – Number left = 3

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The iconic Angel of the North. Image was shot close to sunset and features some visitors in the image to give a sense of scale.

Since spreading its wings in February 1998 Antony Gormley’s The Angel of the North has become one of the most talked about pieces of public art ever produced.

Rising 20 meters from the earth near the A1 in Gateshead, the Angel dominates the skyline, dwarfing all those who come to see it.  Made from 200 tonnes of steel, it has a wingspan of 54 metres.

Print Number 2 – Blyth Beach Huts – Number Left = 3

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Blyth beach huts, located at South Beach in Blyth. These huts can be rented by the public on a daily basis for the ultimate seaside day out.

Tossa de Mar 2015

I discovered Tossa de Mar about 8 years ago and since then I’ve been 14 times.  Less than 2 hours flying time and 30 minutes in the car and you’re there. We always stay at the Golden Bahia De Tossa hotel and simply wouldn’t stay anywhere else. A few days before this holiday I purchased a small travel camera, a Sony RX100M4. It was a bit of a learning curve but i’m very happy with the results.

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Northern Frog Alliance

So i’m packing my case to go on holiday and I get a Facebook notification saying Kev Charlton is playing with the Northern Frog Alliance in a few hours time, despite a hurried suitcase pack I wasn’t going to miss this one.  The Ranch in South Shields was the venue and what a place it is, almost perfect for live music (apart from the lights of course, they are never right !), good beer and a BBQ in the garden. Several hours later we left the venue having been very well entertained, a great start to my holidays 🙂

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To see “We Love Jesus” the video – click here

THE HADRIAN HOOTENANNY

 

THE HADRIAN HOOTENANNY

A great afternoon of live music with all proceeds going towards the building of a rebound therapy center for children with complex needs.

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* Groovetrain – see the images here
* The Pistoleros – see the images here
* The Bandits – see the images here
* The King Size Voodoo Traveller – see the images here

£1325 was raised on the day.

 

AKQ Stottin – Queen Vic

Another fantastic night with AKQ Stottin at the Queen Vic in South Shields.

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