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  • IMages and thAT

    Models in Studio Shoot after Robert Palmer

    IMAT (Images and That) Photography Carmarthenshire is the home of award winning photographer John Burton.

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    What’s New

    01nov

    New Website

    After months of procrasitnation I have finally got round to redesigning my website. There could still be the odd bug!

    05nov

    Fujifilm X-E1

    After many years of being a DSLR user I recently bought a mirrorless Fuji X-E1 and have been blown away with the quality.

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    How Can I Help You?

    Mongolian Eagle Hunter

    Tours and Talks

    I have now retired from commercial photography and relocated to Carmarthenshire in Wales. Whilst not offering formal photography services anymore I undertake personal projects. As an experienced traveller (I ran a trekking business in Nepal) I am available to lead photography tours and give private tuition etc.

    I am available as a speaker for camera clubs in the south Wales area. My talks provide an entertaining evening about images in general and about a trip I undertook to photograph the eagle hunters in Mongolia.

    • Camera Club Talks
    • Private Commissions
    • Studio Work and 'Time for Prints' in exceptional cases
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  • John's Biography

    Digital Camera Magazine Tear Sheet

    The Story

    After a career in Local government I started my own company running tours in the Himalayas which in turn lead to an interest in photography.

    In 2008 I was the winner of the Renaissance Photography Prize and my entry was described by Eamonn McCabe as being 'technically accomplished' and by Mary McCartney 'an incredibly engaging image'. I have won numerous other prizes, including being runner up in Digital Camera Magazine's Photographer of the Year Competition. I have had work published widely in magazines like Digital Camera Magazine, The Dorset Magazine, Muse Magazine, Scarlet Magazine, Real Travel Magazine, The Independent Magazine and The Daily Express. My work has also been recognised as an 'Image of the Day' in the Times newspaper. I have also been exhibited at Proud Galleries in London.

    Having moved to Wales three years ago I have started concentrating more on the natural landscape around me in this most beautiful of countries. You will find some landscape photos in the portfolio section of the site

    John's Interests

    • Travel, particularly in Asia, Africa and South America
    • Traditional Irish Music
    • Improving our smallholding in Wales
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  • Travel

    School in Limpopo, South Africa
    Shop in Nepal
    Worshippers in Lalibela
    Tribal Family, West Bengal
    Horsemen in Mongolia
    Lake Tana - Ethiopia
    Women in Window - South Africa
    Children in South Africa
    Mongolian Eagle Hunter with Eagle
    Women at Wedding - Nepal

    Landscape

    Neath waterfalls - Wales
    Toll Bridge - Mawddach Estuary
    Brecon Beacons
    Brecon Beacons
    Beach Huts - Southwold
    Elan Valley
    Carreg Cennen
    Wales in Winter
    George III Pub - Mawddach Estuary
    Sheep at the end of the rainbow - Brecon Beacons

    Portrait

    Portrait at Museum of Black Country Living
    'Steam Punk' - Museum of Black Country Living
    About Face - Portrait
    Reflection of Model in Studio
    Manual Labourer - West Bengal
    Down the Garden shed
    100 Year Old Woman - South Africa
    Nepali Village Girl
    Tumeric Worker - India
    Village Man - India

    Miscellaneous

    TFP Model Photo
    Red kite in flight
    Zebras - South Africa
    Goldfish Jumping!
    Trainer and water Splash
    Dorset Magazine Cover - Tear Sheet
    Children in South Africa
    Bird of Prey in Flight
    Gorilla Male in Rwanda
  • Can I Help You?

    • Projects
    • I'm always on the lookout for interesting projects - so if you have something unusual why not get in touch?
    • I'm available to assist on expedition shoots and projects about unusual characters or people, buildings and landscapes that are under threat for one reason or another.

    About My Photography

    Model in Studio

    Studio Work

    I have a full set of studio lighting equipment so can undertake studio type shoots. I will undertake TFP with models who are very committed to creating high class images

    Eagle Hunter with Eagle

    Projects

    I have undertaken shoots in areas of West Bengal documenting illegal quarrying activity and the work of Environmental activists.

    Portrait

    Integrating Lightroom with a Shopping Cart (and Paypal)

    A while ago I worked out a clever 'kludge' for integrating a shopping cart into Lightroom. Not being a programmer it wasn't fantastic but worked well and generated a lot of interest. Since redesigning the website I haven't had time to redo this page so the original code is here for now. I will get back to this soon - but cannot answer questions for now.

  • Contact Info

    John Burton - Carmarthenshire, Wales
    Telephone: 07941 783069

    Please use the contact form below or the email adddress opposite to get in touch.

    The message box can be enlarged as necessary

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    Contact John






  • Contact Info

    John Burton - Carmarthenshire, Wales
    Telephone: 07941 783069

    Please use the contact form or the email adddress opposite to get in touch.


     

    contact

    Thanks for getting in touch.

     

    Message received but not necessarily understood!

     

    However, if I haven't died I'll get back to you as soon as I can!

  • A Tad More Info........

    Any Style of Photography

    As you can see from my portfolio I can do pretty much any style of photography including studio work and Photoshop manipulation. Being retired I now only undertake projects that interest me.

    So if you need a talk for your camera club or some photos of a special project why not get in touch and see if you can 'whet my appetite'. The more unusual the project, the more interested I'm likely to be. I'd be particularly interested in hearing from minority groups etc. or unusual people who are looking to document their lives or work etc.

    Time For Prints for Aspiring Models

    I am sometimes able to offer Time for Prints; contact me if you are interested. This page explains a little of the concept of TFP. Time for Prints is basically co-operation for mutual benefit between a model and photographer.

    The model puts in her/his time, resources and effort. The photographer does the same. No fee changes hands. Both the model and the photographer cover their own expenses and benefit from each other's skills and talents. As the name suggests the model's fee consists of photographic prints or digital images. TFP/CD is meant to be a low budget affair. More often than not, the model will be required to do her (his) own hair and make-up and supply her (his) own clothes.

    Approach a prints for time shoot with professionalism. You should of course have fun but a good photographer is not going to want to waste his time. In my case I could be using several thousand pounds worth of equipment exclusively on your shoot. There has to be a shared balance of responsibilities. Don't expect the photographer to do all the work and do not expect the photographer to treat the shoot simply as a free portfolio shoot for you. You should not have to pay any money to the photographer! The only exception to this rule is when you want to buy additional prints or digital images, but you should always receive some free photographs. Although how much post shoot processing is included will be open to discussion. Only interested in hearing from those with a passion for images!