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This blog is a window into my creative business and lifestyle. I love the outdoors and going on adventures. Photography and videography are a way of life and this allows me to capture the people and adventures along the way. I also enjoy any form of creativity and I am always keen to try new things.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Love the 5D (MKII)

At last I have got my hands on a 5D (MKII) (Plus lots of other amazing kit) and I am loving the results!

What can I say, this new equipment is really bringing a new dimension to my creative work. Two weeks until we go to New York State to give it a real test run!

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Happy Birthday Dad!

Big Birthday for my Dad. The folks spending a couple of days with me in the Peaks.

Monday, 6 February 2012


I have released my first show reel!

Take a look at:


Sunday, 22 January 2012

First Meet - Peak Photo Group

Today was the first meet of the Peak Photo Group that I have organised. Very windy but a good day. This was the comment I left about the day...

A very windy day but a successful meet. Nice to meet the folks who attended, a very friendly bunch. The weather provided some dramatic lighting and we all managed to get some good pics and learn a few things. Good food as well! Until next time................

Saturday, 21 January 2012

White Diamond

Watch here, please read the info to understand the concept! http://vimeo.com/35431404

"This is a short film with a bit of a twist. A good friend approached me with the news he was planning to propose to his girlfriend. He carried on to tell me that he was hiring a screen in The Electric Cinema Birmingham, where they would be watching a film (a Birthday gift to her) and asked if I would help him create a cool short piece to display at the end of the movie for the build-up to him then proposing.

We wanted him to star in the short film but wanted to try and keep his identity masked until the end, to create an element of surprise. The Idea of the film was to show the process of what he had done to get to the stage of asking the question, i.e asking her Dad for permission and obtaining the ring, to the ending with him preparing himself for the big question and finally the reveal (which was shot within the exact location to where they were sitting at the time of watching the film!) To add some drama and to make it interesting, we incorporated a vintage theme with a twist of artistic license and as it was being played on the big screen, used some big cinema music. With a simple budget, a lot of laughs and a little time, this is what we created.

Did she say yes? Thankfully she did! So congratulations and all the best to them both for the future!

Created by me:
Andy Childs

Electric Cinema Birmingham:

Setting Sails - Orchestral Filmmusic Collection by Marc Teichert

Gone With The Wind - Filmmusik by Weighless

(Note: Seems to be a lot of whiskey drinking, beer drinking and then driving going on in the film - Dutch courage, remember it is only a film, we didn't and don't condone it either!!)"

Monday, 9 January 2012

New York, New York (State)

An exciting commission in New York has been confirmed for Late April. That is all I will say on the subject for the moment, but it's going to be an awesome trip!

The Peak Photo Group

I have setup The Peak Photo Group on the Meetup website. Designed for social networking, and to build skill sets from beginners to advanced. The Peak District National Park is an amazing place to create art and meet new people with a passion for photography and the outdoors.


Tuesday, 3 January 2012


Wishing you all an adventurous, exciting and prosperous 2012.

These are my first pics of 2012, intense weather over the Peak District National Park results in some beautiful and moody captures.