Spotlight On ‘Lyrics & Lunch’

A very worthy local initiative I am delighted to be involved with is St Chad’s Church hall based weekly ‘Lyrics & Lunch‘ events. The group was set up in 2013 by former primary school music teacher and now Third Age … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Misty Kent Estuary

Cumbria’s Kent Estuary is a most rewarding place with a camera, wonderful with it’s sunsets, backdrop of Lakeland Fells, the long low railway viaduct cutting across it and great if viewed from Arnside Knott. It’s a wonderful walk along the old … Continue reading

Don’t Miss This Wedding Fayre!

A great event not to be missed this weekend! View lots of wedding albums on my stand and find out how I can take care of all your wedding photography needs. PLUS, a great SHOW OFFER for couples booking on … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: A Snowy Journey To Scotland.

Welcome to my latest blog, this time reporting back after a snowy train ride north into Scotland… I perhaps give travel photography a slightly new meaning when I indulge in a bit of my  lazy ‘armchair photography’ through the window of … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Ireland & Testing A New Camera!

I made a spontaneous purchase of a new compact camera recently and was attracted to it’s 25x optical zoom. As I’ve mentioned previously, don’t be confused by digital zoom, which is nothing to do with the lens and is just ‘cropping’ … Continue reading

Light Up Lancaster 2018

Light Up Lancaster is an art event that has been growing in popularity over recent years and always a favourite event on my calendar. The Castle is a well lit focal point for light and music shows and the castle entrance … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Autumn Manx Miscellany

Regular followers of my blogs will probably know that I am a big fan of the Isle Of Man, as I have featured photos from there several times before. In my latest trip I was looking for something a bit … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Onboard QE

Being just back from a delightful short cruise break to Rotterdam, between weddings, on Cunard’s newest luxury liner the Queen Elizabeth, I thought I’d share a few photos with you. My mini feature focuses mainly on the ship’s internal architecture, … Continue reading

Summer Events: Morecambe Carnival

There was a good turnout and thankfully dry weather for this year’s Morecambe Carnival parade. I found a good spot and snapped a few shots from the the new sea wall.      

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Exploring The Ayr To Stranraer Line

This blog should have been showing some interesting snaps from a cruise down the Ayrshire coast and around the dramatic island of Ailsa Craig, from the beautifully preserved paddle steamer ‘Waverley‘.   Alas, the historic ship has a bit of … Continue reading

Summer Events: Heysham Viking Festival

I’ve been snapping my way round another local summer event and this was my first experience of the popular Heysham Viking Festival. There was an interesting mix of static displays, of traditional craft making, as well as the inevitable battle … Continue reading

Summer Events: Morecambe Kite Festival

Morecambe’s annual ‘Catch The Wind’ kite festival is a delightful and colourful free event and having a wedding free Saturday, I thought I’d pop down for a look with my camera in hand.   When it comes to photographing an … Continue reading

Summer Events: Garstang Children’s Festival

I’m very much in my comfort zone when it comes to photographing outdoor events and one of the most fun to snap locally is Garstang Children’s Festival. During my time as the Garstang Courier‘s resident press photographer (1991 – 2002) it was one … Continue reading

‘The Big Walk’ Launch Morecambe

The sun shone on Morecambe yesterday for the launch of Eden Project’s The Big Walk and I was on hand as their press and PR photographer to capture the event. The Big Walk is a journey across the UK, shining a light on … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: All Change At Leonards House

One of Lancaster’s largest and most historic buildings, St Leonards House is currently in the hands of the developers, Robertsons, who are converting the former Gillow furniture factory into student flats and I was commissioned last month to record the … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Steamed Up In Preston

I enjoyed a very nostalgic afternoon down at Preston’s Ribble Steam Railway this weekend; not just because I had the company of ex newspaper work colleague and good friend Tony Coppin, but because I came across a steam loco that holds a particularly special place in my … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Yorkshire Dales Day Trip

On my most recent day out with a camera I find myself rather ‘light’ on the photography, primarily because I was enduring a rather nasty cold. So, here is a ‘mini blog’ from when I took the train to the … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Round The Coast To St Bees Head

Regulars here will be familiar with my enthusiasm for days out by train with my camera and my latest adventure  is a particularly rewarding one to share. The journey by train along Cumbria’s west coast has to be one of England’s … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: In-Flight Photography!

Welcome to the second of my blogs about my recent trip to Singapore. This time I shall focus (excuse the pun) on my flight home and the rewards of keeping your camera handy. With time a plenty of time to pass on a … Continue reading

Happy Valentine’s Day 2018!

A very Happy Valentine’s Day from Steve Pendrill Photography and let there be more love in the world!…   Whether you are single or in a relationship then don’t forget to give yourself a little love. If you’ve just proposed and there’s … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Singapore Encore

Welcome to my latest blog! I’ve taken advantage of a quiet time of year when weddings are few, to escape the Winter gloom and head for somewhere warmer and more exciting. I say warmer, but judging by my first couple of … Continue reading

2017: A Year Of Photos

Welcome to annual review of the year in photos. As some much of my work this year has been about weddings, I have dedicated the last two blogs to that subject and this one a brief round up to give you … Continue reading

A Year Of Weddings (Part II)

Welcome to my second installment looking back at some of this year’s more interesting wedding moments… This was one of my smallest and most intimate of weddings, with just both sets of parents present for the ceremony, registrar, celebrant and photographer! … Continue reading

A Year Of Weddings (Part I)

As 2017 draws to a close I cast my mind back over a busy year in pictures… With such a variety of photography work it’s a job know where to start. This time I will focus specifically on weddings; not hopefully as … Continue reading

Festive Greetings From Your Friendly Photographer!

To all my blog visitors, customers, past, current and future, as well as friends…. Thank you for your interest and I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!! Whether you are unwrapping presents, watching the kids unwrap theirs or dining with family or … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: A Winter Stroll On Scout Scar

Undoubtedly one of the best viewpoints in the south Lake District has to be Scout Scar a few miles west of Kendal and offering breathtaking panoramic view across the Lakeland Fells as well as across the delightful Lythe Valley and down to … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Across The Irish Sea

Having recently wrapped up the last work from my busy wedding season, I quickly treated myself to a hastily arranged short city break in the lovely and very accessible city of Belfast. My main aim was to take in the much revered Titanic Experience museum, the city’s best … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Autumn By The Lune

It may just be me, or the weather, but there seems to be a lack of really good Autumn colours this year. So, with a crisp sunny morning I snapped a few shots whilst waiting to do a family portrait … Continue reading

Snap Up Some Great Christmas Photo Gift Ideas!

Christmas is just round the corner! Why not give a unique and very personal photo gift!?…     Photo key fobs make great fun gifts and inexpensive stocking fillers. Everyone needs a key fob. They are also available as fridge … Continue reading

Autumn Wedding Fayre Season!

It’s that time of year again when I am wrapping up the last few weddings of the summer season and local venues throw open their doors to attract new customers. It’s the Autumn Wedding Fayre season! Having recently had a … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Morecambe Carnival

With my local press days in mind, I can’t resist a good carnival and Morecambe’s makes a great photo opportunity. So I attach my trusty ‘press lens’ (18-300mm) and find a good spot. At least nowadays I don’t normally have … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Glasson Dock Railway Curios

The great thing about being out and about with your camera is that you never know what interesting things you will see. Glasson Dock is a lovely little village near Lancaster I visit quite regularly, most often at the end … Continue reading

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