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01 July 2022
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Farewell to Lorraine from Ickle Pickles - Video

LORRAINE AND CHRIS HAVE RAISED £500,000 FOR ICKLE PICKLES Ickle Pickles Hampshire has been a big part of our life at Blitz Photography for the last 7 years, almost entirely because of Lorraine Blackburn and her husband Chris. Tragically they ...

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30 June 2022
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Anoushka's photoshoot

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27 June 2022
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Studio Floor Painting

In this video Steve shows you how we paint our studio floor white for Blitz Photography’s contemporary photoshoots. How we paint it with is a question we are asked a lot. We use Manor floor paint. It’s is applied with a regular decora...

How to hang a picture frame with Steve
25 June 2022
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How to hang a picture frame on a wall

In this video, Steve shows you how to hang your picture on a wall with the new fixings supplied with our large wall products. When you open the packaging of your large wall product, when you turn it around and look at the back you’ll see t...

Winning portrait 2022 MPA Southern region
22 June 2022
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MPA South of England Portrait Photographer of the Year 2022

These are some of the Steve’s images which helped him win the Master Photographers Association South of England Portrait Photographer of the Year 2022. The MPA Southern Region stretches across the whole south of the country from Lands End to Kent a...

Maternity portrait of pregnant woman in a dark blue dress with Guild of Photographers bronze logo.
22 June 2022
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May Bronze Awards

Steve collected two bronze awards in the Guild of Photographers monthly competition for May, one of them for this maternity portrait of Jackie Gathungu. Each bronze is awarded two points, a silver four points and a gold 7. A platinum award receives 10 points, but ...

Restoring the Portland Building
13 June 2022
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Portland Building Restoration

Work is progressing on the exterior of Portland Buildings. Steve climbs the scaffolding and talks to stonemason Jamie who has been on site for the past week cutting and shaping replacement stone pieces. The work is coming on well and Jamie explains ...

Steve at Gosport is Great
26 May 2022
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Gosport is Great

In May Steve helped to judge the Gosport is Great photography and creative writing competition at the Discovery Centre. He was joined on the judging panel by Dame Caroline Dinenage MP, Photographer Robbie Khan and Emma Noyce, assistant director of cultural and inf...

May and June 2021 update
09 May 2021
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May and June 2021

Since re-opening we have been really pleased to have welcomed back Lorraine from Ickle Pickles Hampshire as we start to photograph the stars for the 2022 Ickle Pickle Calendar. All of our models have sp...

April 2021 update
14 April 2021
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April 2021

Hurrah, we have re-open and what a great start. Our customers have been fantastic in their support and we have had some great comments about our redesigned reception area. As well as having some families visit that we had to postpone in December we have ...

February 2021 Update
26 February 2021
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February 2021

Finally some good news! Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a roadmap out of the Covid restrictions, we have a date for re-opening the studio on 12th April. George has been busy booking in sittings for the restart and we are so excited to be welcoming p...

January 2021 update
13 January 2021
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January 2021

Regrettably, in January we had to remain closed because of the 3rd covid lockdown. However, we decided to use the time to do all the upgrades we’ve wanted to in the reception area. The new floor was already down and we are building a wall using reclaimed wood beh...

December 2020 Update
03 December 2020
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December 2020

During the November lockdown we tried to use our time without people in the studio as usefully as possible. Our plan to upgrade the reception area took a big step forward with the laying of new flooring which now flows seamlessly through to the viewing room. We’ve...

November 2020 update
18 November 2020
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November 2020

Despite another lockdown being in place we have had a great few weeks. Half term saw a record number of shoots for the studio (despite social distancing). We are looking forward to sharing the images either in early December or via screen-sharing. ...

October 2020 update
07 October 2020
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October 2020

It’s been a busy couple of months. We managed to get away for a brief holiday during the summer. Both our kids are back at school. John has started secondary school and has settled in surprising quickly. The studio has gradually been getting back to some ki...