Photography in Dorset and Around Bridport this October.

Written by Steven Powell. Posted in Bridport Events Photography, Bridport Photography, Photography

I have been very busy again this October and have had a lot of varied contracts in Bridport and around Dorset



Bridport Portrait Photography,abi the witch Portrait Photography,

Event Photography,

Product Photograph,

Night Photography,

Private Photography tuition.

I will Start with the Portrait Photography for the past October in Dorset I seemed to be in great demand,
with family portraits, Commercial portraits and my favourite, some spooky special Halloween Portrait photography sessions in Bridport and Dorset.

I must say all that I have photographed where a joy and I have met some wonderful people.

Dorset portrait photography. I covered only one Event this month which was the “First Miss Beaminster beauty pageant”,

This Event was organised to raise money for the amazing charity Brain wave and was a joy to give up my time and Photograph this Event for free.

Dorset Event Photography Miss Beaminster by stevenpowellphotography.com

Dorset Event Photography Miss Beaminster

It was great to see that our news papers published a few of the photographs from this event too.

I was also working hard this past month of some more Night Photography creations,

capturing the MilkyWay above Bridport,

The chaple in the woods near Abbotsbury,

The old coastguard cottage on the coast road between Bridport and Weymouth,

and also combining my portrait photography skills with my night photography skills to produce some amazing portraits capturing the Milkyway as a back drop.

I was also contracted to undertake some Product photographs, my favourite of which where photographs of products that will go pn sale for this Christmas!

I seem to have found my Christmas spirit early this year.

I also had time to fit in some private photography tuition too with my clients ;earning new skills and going home very happy with the images they photographed.

All in all this October has been very busy for me , but very enjoyable too. Night portrait photography

Bridport Carnival and torchlight parade.

Written by Steven Powell. Posted in Bridport Events Photography

Bridport carnival 2013

Bridport Carnival and torchlight parade 2013



This was yet another well attended weekend of events here in Bridport, It started with lots of local events running up to the main weekend Carnival including the Bridport Carnival Princess competition, This was followed by The Junior Bridport’s Got Talent royalty selection night.

There was also Bridport carnival bingo, carnival golf, carnival darts, and a few other events to get the town into the spirit of Bridport carnival.
Bridport carnival 2013

Majorettes at bridport carnival



Although the weather was not great, the good people of bridport along with lots of visiting tourists all came out in force to support the carnival procession as it made its way through bridport town.

Freshwater holiday park at bridport carnival 2013Freshwater holiday park at bridport carnival 2013


As I have said the weather was not good , but this made a great contrast and a good backdrop for all the colourful and very creative procession floats and walking entries in the Bridport carnival, there were a few personal favourites to me that made very good subjects for my photography,they include a excellent float by Bridport Round Table, that was made in tribute to 617 Squadron royal air force, the dam busters, marking 70 years since their daring raid during world war 2.

There was also two gremlins walking in the parade , a selection of over sized bugs and a awesome spider ( although I don’t like spiders ). Bridport Groves Nurseries entry was very musical with their employees singing and dancing all the way through the procession, even Elvis made an appearance!
groves nurseries at bridport carnival 2013

groves nurseries at bridport carnival 2013



Father Christmas was in attendance along with a few of his helpers, I think they were on their holiday. We had the pleasure of a dinosaur from our Jurassic coastline sharing waves and cheers on the very colourful float supplied by freshwater holiday park, Also we were all kept safe by the wessex FM super heroes. there where many walking entries that made beautiful subjects for portrait photography and lots of amazing batten twirling majorettes.
beautiful woman at bridport carnival 2013

beautiful woman portrait at bridport carnival 2013



The torchlight procession on the sunday evening gave us all a chance to be part of the carnival with the opportunity to parade through Bridport town, onwards to Westbay ending up at Eastcliff, holding a burning torch.
Bridport torchlight parade 2013

Bridport torchlight parade 2013



This was a very beautiful sight to behold with over 2000 people all holding a torch all being led by bridport towns lady majoress finishing with a massive fire on the beach in westbay and final a spectacular fireworks display to mark the end of a great weekend.

I look forward to next years Bridport Carnival

37th Annual West Dorset Vintage Rally in Bridport

Written by Steven Powell. Posted in Bridport Events Photography

After a hard days work , its good to let off some steam

After a hard days work , its good to let off some steam

West Dorset Vintage Rally.



The annual West Dorset vintage Rally ( West Bay Steam Fair), has been held for the past 37years and has become a must see event here in Bridport Dorset.

The event attracts thousands of visitors and seems to get bigger every year, and boosts an Auto jumble sale along with general trade stalls, hot food from its many catering stalls and a bar for a refreshing drink.

The event has a auction of bygones and vintage memorabilia, a parade of vintage vehicles along with many ring events.

Also on show at the event are many steam engines, vintage tractors and stationary engines, classic cars and motorcycles.

I must add on a personal note, I found this event to be a wonderful place to be , all the old machines were almost alive with clunking and hissing noises, and the smell of coal fire in the air was magical.

I look forward to next years event.

A magical time was had by all !

A magical time was had by all !

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