Friday, 23 December 2016

Hi everybody

Just to let you all know that Jo has given birth to a gorgeous baby girl. Little Ava and mum are both doing fine. Keep a look out for her newborn baby shoot coming soon.

Just a couple more days until Christmas is here. Paul (and family) has been enjoying a well deserved break in sunny Thailand. Here they are having a great time.

Meanwhile, here in not so sunny England, us here at FPP are also enjoying ourselves, even if we are freezing cold.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and look forward to seeing new 
and returning students in 2017.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Hi Guys, hope you’re all having a good start to December! Sorry for the delay in announcing our November winner. We are pleased to announce that Trevor Thurlow has won again!! Well done Trevor, we like the creativity of this image!

For our next competition the theme is going to be Christmas. This competition is going to run for two months. We decided to make this month’s theme one that you can interpret in many different ways so have a go and see what you can come up with!  You can enter two images by posting them to our Facebook page or emailing them to us at and the deadline is 31stJanuary 2017! Good luck!

Friday, 11 November 2016

Hey guys, Sorry for the delay in announcing our October winner. We are pleased to announce that Matt Willson has won again!! Well done Matt, we like the creativity of this image!

Don’t forget that we have our November competition ‘Winter’ running at the moment. You are able to enter up to two images that fit the brief of ‘Winter’ by emailing us a copy at or posting them directly to our Facebook page. You’ve got until 30th November so make sure you give it a shot and enter – Don’t let Matt win again!

It’s Jo’s last week here with us before she goes on Maternity leave, here’s a picture from her Bump shoot this week, as you can see Taff hasn’t got long left either! Haha. We wish her all the best and can’t wait to meet her little one!

Friday, 4 November 2016

*New competition for November!*
Due to the sudden change in temperature this week, we’ve decided to make the title of this month’s competition ‘Winter’.  This is a broad theme so it should be nice and easy for you guys to find one or two images to enter. To enter this, please send us your images via email ( or post them directly to our Facebook page! Last date for entries is 30th November – Good luck!

We’ve had a busy week of teaching this week, Harrison is progressing well with his training and fitting in well with the team and we’ve also had some extra help from Glen who came back to do work experience with us, thanks for all of your help this week Glen!

Here are a few images from our students this week, take a look and show them some support by liking their images! 

Friday, 21 October 2016

We apologise for the delay, however we are pleased to announce the winner of our September competition is Matt Willson! Congratulations Matt! We thought this image of yours was the best to suit this brief.  A £25 gift voucher will be on its way to you!

Don’t forget that we still have our October competition running with the theme ‘Great British Bake Off’! This can be a range of images from the preparation of a cake to the final product, or why not try a different take on it and send in something that represents something else from the show! Get creative and send one or two images to us at or post them to our Facebook page.

Friday, 14 October 2016

It’s Friday of week two again, which means saying goodbye to some of our students who have been with us for the 10 day course. Here is a picture of a few of them enjoying their selves with our home studio kit and Photobooth props!

Don’t forget that we have still got our October competition running ‘Great British Bake off’. To enter, email your images to us at or post them to our Facebook page. You can enter up to two images so choose carefully!

Monday, 10 October 2016

Hey guys, we’ve made ourselves an Instagram account so we can regularly post pictures of what we are up to here at FPP!  Follow our Instagram to keep up to date with all of the goings on! #firstpointphotography

Friday, 7 October 2016

We thought that we had lots of cooks amongst us and our last competition would appeal to many, however as it didn’t get much of a response we have decided to go for a slightly different approach for our next theme – ‘Great British bake off’. As the very popular show is back on our screens and being talked about a lot, we thought why not have a competition based around it. To give you a few suggestions, you could approach it as a classic cake shot, an action shot of the cake being made, or a candid shot of children making a mess of the ingredients. You’ve got until 31st October to get your entries in by emailing them to us at or posting them to our Facebook page! Good luck!

Friday, 30 September 2016

Hey guys,

You’ve only got until the end of today to get your entries in for our September competition ‘Mm..Yummy!’ so you best get cracking! You are able to enter up to two images by posting them to our Facebook page or emailing them to us at . You can enter anything that you think could go with the caption ‘Mm..Yummy!’ so give it a go!

We received our new acrylic frame this week, here’s a quick picture to show you - it now has pride of place in our window!

Friday, 23 September 2016

Don’t forget we still have our competition of September running ‘Mm…Yummy’! You can enter any image that you feel fits the brief by emailing it to us at or posting it to our Facebook page  The winner will receive a £25 gift voucher for wex so it’s worth a shot! Good luck!

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Hi guys, just like to welcome on board Harrison who has just started as our apprentice. He has finally been trained up on how to make everyone’s tea properly! Welcome to the team Harrison!

Friday, 16 September 2016

We’ve had a slow start to the competition this month so have a look into your files to see if you have any images that would fit the brief ‘Mm... Yummy’. You’re allowed to enter up to two images, by emailing your entries to or post them to our Facebook page and you could be in with the chance of winning a £25 gift voucher for wex! It’s a wide brief so take a shot at entering – You’ve got nothing to lose!

It’s come to the end of another week and here in the studio we’ve finished our 10 day course, we’ve been fortunate enough to dodge the bad weather when out on location and our students have been able to get some great shots. We’ve done location and studio shoots and our students have had the chance to experiment with different lighting techniques, as well as a home studio set up. We’ve uploaded a few of their images to our Facebook page but here's a little preview of what is on there!

Friday, 9 September 2016

We’ve been teaching the first week of our Advanced Portrait and Wedding Photography course this week and we’ve had a great bunch of students with us.  They have given us a couple of their images to upload onto our Facebook site so please take a look at our gallery to see what they have been up to in the studio!

Don’t forget our competition that is running this month! All you need to do is enter one or two images by emailing them to us at or post them to our Facebook page. The theme is ‘Mm...Yummy’, so any image you have which you think represents this – enter it! You’ve got until 30th September!

Friday, 2 September 2016

Hi Guys

Thank you for your great entries to our August competition ‘Adventure’. We will be announcing the winner in the next few weeks so keep an eye out!  

For our competition theme for September, we thought we’d try something a bit different and give you a wider theme to see what you guys can come up with! The theme is going to be ‘Mm...Yummy’, have a go and see what different ideas you can think of! You’ve got until 30th September to get your entries in – Good luck!