Great Photos as ever Mr Kirby ... Looks like a fantastic day was had :-)
You've managed to capture the event exactly. Tough, muddy, fun and beautiful location.
Great pics making me wish I'd been able to be there...
Open5 Pentland Hills - Comments from facebook
Comments from runners on the Cancer Care Cross Bay Challenge:
• Just had a look at the images from the Cross bay Challenge. Fantastic pictures. Love the one of me and would like to buy it.
• Thought the photos on the cross bay website from this year were excellent and the best sporting event photos I have seen.
• Hi James, really impressed with the xbay challenge photos!
• Great pix James!
• Fab pics.
• Brilliant - makes it look so much more fun than it actually was!!!
• Love the pics
• Fantastic pics James thank you.
• great pics! really nice shots.
• Brilliant pictures of a brilliant day - Thank you James!
• great race, cant wait to see all the pics
• Fantastic shot!
• What a cracking photo that is. :))
If you want amazing photographs that capture the essence of your event then James is your man. He goes beyond what most will do, come rain or shine James will be their and do an amazing job, I cannot rate James's commitment and fantastic eye highly enough.
Sam Mayne from Tri-Adventure
I was asked to write a review of the newly opened Bog lane trail by The National Park. As a disabled rider, I could offer a unique perspective on the trail, which was aimed with the family and disabled riders in the mind. Joining me on my first outing was adventure sports photographer James Kirby, blessed by a brief respite from the rain made for some fantastic photographs, James managed to capture the essence of the brief and now we have a extremely professional portfolio. His experience in capturing the moment in sport really shines through. Thank you so much.
Hi James just seen your photos on returning home this afternoon. I am blown away, literally shed a tear when I saw these they surpass anything Ive seen before of my work, thank you so much, you are one very talented photographer, forever in your debt xxx
Geraldine Ophide from www.wedding-studio.co.uk
James has been an invaluable asset to us. Without him, our site wouldn’t have had the love and attention to its design and coding. What we especially appreciated about the way James worked, was that he worked quickly and efficiently, and checked everything thoroughly. He also made valuable suggestions for improvements to the site, in areas that we knew nothing about. His site design skills are so clean and his expertise in SEO is obvious. A completely brilliant web designer and we genuinely will be recommending him to anyone and everyone.
Richard Wakefield from www.wedfilmacademy.com
Can highly recommend James’ work which is excellent and his helpful manner and innovative ideas bode well for his clients.
Geraldine Ophide from The Homestead Wedding Studio in Windermere
I have worked with James on a few occasions now, and always find him to be professional and reliable. He always does prior research which means that the shoots are creative and fun. It was my first studio shoot (as mostly, we have worked in outdoor locations) but I soon felt confident to try different ideas, and had no problem in making suggestions. As always, I was very happy with the end result and will use the photos in all my online and printed promotion. Thanks James!
Ginny Koppenhol & Stylus
We booked James to photograph our new club night at The Dalton Rooms in Lancaster. We wanted to get some great quality pictures so that we could promote the event afterwards and entice people to future gigs. James definitely delivered! The pictures were colourful, dynamic and conveyed the atmosphere in the club! People enjoyed having their pictures taken, and James was always available but not intrusive in his approach. The photos have received many compliments from the clubbers, and we will definitely be booking him again!
Ginny Koppenhol & Stylus
James, a massive thank you for taking the time to attend our charity event. Your photographs really captured the moment. As well as enabling the participants to gain a memento from the event we now have images for promotional materials. We really appreciated you giving up your Easter Saturday for us
Jen Horsburgh, Fundraising Co-ordinator from CancerCare
I’ve worked with James for over 4 years since coming to Keswick and he has photographed our entire guesthouse as we’ve refurbished and improved it. He always arrives on time and produces better images every time. His work is both cost-effective and visually exciting. The service he offers is of the highest quality and speed and I can recommend him without hesitation.
Sean O’Farrell from Sunnyside Guest House, Keswick
Totally brilliant! Everything about James’s photography experience exceeded my expectations.
The best thing about it of course is that James produced the most amazing photos of our B&B rooms, which we could immediately share with all our far flung friends and family on facebook and more importantly on our website / google places / literature / business cards / marketing etc.
James and his assistant turned up with bags of expensive looking equipment and lighting and set straight to work. They spent at least an hour and a half perfecting all the shots. They moved the furniture around to ensure better picture composition/layout and added the odd prop to give the photos more character. Of course they also left the rooms exactly as they found them!
After all the photos had been taken, it was fab to be able to see them all, immediately on James’s iPad. I couldn’t wait to receive the files and I didn’t have to wait long. Within 24 hours I had low res photos emailed to me and within a couple of days I was able to download the high resolution shots.
I think that James’s service offers fantastic value for money and we’ve already ear-marked him for some family shots later in the year!
I booked James to do a DJ promo shoot, and found him to be professional and creative in his work. He sought my views and ideas about the shoot beforehand, but then made plenty of suggestions himself after checking out the location in advance. After the shoot, he sent me the photos quickly to pick my favourites, and then edited these. They turned out exactly how I wanted! The fact that James had carefully considered what I wanted, had definitely paid off. I would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting portrait shots, and am keen to book him again in the near future!
James, just a simple thank you for the stunning photos you took at last weekend’s Ullswater trail races. You seem to have caught everyone in at least a reasonable “pose”! Also, it’s good to see some of the scenery and miscellaneous images that you captured. Life is a series of experiences to enjoy, but it’s also enjoyable to be able to have memories to keep. Thank you again, your work is much appreciated.
thgirB nhoJ, Runner from Ullswater Trails 2008
To find a photographer who is passionate about the adventure sports and yet have the skill to put on to a photo the energy, passion and drive of the competitors is something held only by only a few. It’s a real privilege to have James’ camera out our events capturing the atmosphere of the day. The resource he has given us to develop images for the web site, promotional material, banners, as well providing a record of the day for the competitors. The photos say more than this paragraph.
James Thurlow, Event Director at Open Adventure
We have used James Kirby’s mountain biking images for both the planetFear web site and our printed marketing material. I’ve always been impressed with the variety of his shots and their quality whether being printed on to huge banners or just used as a little jpeg to illustrate a news story. Recently James helped us out by providing an excellent image to a very tight deadline… hours not days! I’m more than happy to recommend him.
Shane Ohly, Managing Director, planetFear
I was running [staggering!!] around the Hawkshead Trial Race the other week and was looking at images to see where I had been running .. it was hard to focus at the time! I spotted your photos and wanted to say how brilliant they are .. what fantastic images of people doing tough stuff they love in the beautiful places in Britain! They reminded me why I did it [it was my first] and gave me the impetus to kick start my training for the next .. and to try to enjoy it more!! Thank you.
enobllamS ibaG, Runner from Hawkshead, Lakeland Trails 2010
I just wanted to say thanks for your efforts, you’ve taken some amazing photo’s, a couple of me which I shall be purchasing (just to prove I did it if nothing else!!) Hope to see you at Staveley on 5th June.
idieH, Runner from Hawkshead, Lakeland Trails 2010
Hi, Just saying thanks for the photos from cartmel, came out really well!
saerdnA, Runner from Cartmel, Ultimate Trails 2010
Just wanted to thank you for your efforts on Sunday at Coniston. I’ve purchased 2 photo’s and think they are a great momento of the day. I did not envy you sitting there all that time in the awful weather either!! You did not take me up on my offer of airbrushing them though!! Hope you make it to them all next year.
idieH, Runner from Cartmel, Ultimate Trails 2010
Some amazing pics there James – you’re one talented guy!
lohneppoK ynniG, DJ at Soulsides with I Call Shotgun
Thanks so much for capturing the night. Some awesome pictures!
reklaW niboR, (Fallback Productions) DJ at Soulsides with I Call Shotgun
Hey James, nice one for coming down last night. The quality of the snaps is awesome, you’d be most welcome again if you fancy – if and when we decide to do it. I’m glad you enjoyed it, was a great atmosphere. I might make my own album out of the ones you took and other people’s cameras too – hope that’s cool….. Take it easy
You took some nice pictures on saturday .. cheers for the one of me .. its cool (Y)
Much respect for the amazing photos. Don’t wanna put my blurry, smokey ones up now, too ashamed
I know last night was awesome, brilliant photos too! didn’t realise you’d taken so many, yeah definitely got to come back, the nights in the cinema room are always a good night! :)
James is a maestro when it comes to website design. Intelligent and full of ideas, James makes things happen – fast.
Graham Patten, Managing Director, VO2 Max Events
James is always diligent in his work and turns tasks around promptly.
Anthony Cooper, OutSrc
I’m one of those frustrated people who has ideas yet lacks the creative skill to convert the ideas to design. Time and again after meeting James to discuss forthcoming changes to the web site or an advert he has exceeded my expectations taking an idea 2 or 3 steps on. This is not over weeks or months its over days even hours – the speed in which he works and turns ideas in to reality is mind blowing, a reality that neither lacks quality or professionalism. The design says more than this paragraph.
James Thurlow, Event Director at Open Adventure