At work.

The thing about having a photography career is you never know what your day is going to have install. Photographing for Cummins Emissions at the Darlington plant was like any other day only the request was to get some shots from high up. I don’t mind heights but this lift was a bit wobbly. All in a days work l guess.

Back at normal height.

“I Can Change The World”

We need to start with ourselves to produce the strength needed to reverse this forecast collapse. To draw energy from our deepest relationship with nature: its landscapes, its colours, its elements. To follow the example of those who, with extraordinary talent, can enable us to see again with open, uncontaminated eyes capable of freeing us […]

“I Can Change The World”

Wedding Photography posed styles

It’s great having your wedding day photographed in a documentary style, that is what I specialise in, but I think you still need to have those posed wedding photographs as well. A wedding photographer needs to have the skill in making posed wedding photographs look natural and well composed. Wedding Bride at Eaglescliffe Golf Club. […]

Wedding Photography posed styles

Bride and groom under the Willow Tree

The wedding couple pose for photographs under the willow tree at Judge’s Country Manor Hotel in Yarm. Posed wedding photography in Yarm by Chris J Parker. To view more of my work see my wedding gallery at

Volunteer it Yourself Boxing Gym in Billingham

 Volunteer it Yourself working to refurbish boxing gym in Billingham town centre.

Fighting Chance

New units are built for changing area and washroom facilities.
Commission by Volunteer it Yourself to photograph the work in progress.

 Imran from Volunteer it Yourself by the extended unit built by young volunteers from Billingham.

What camera do you use?

“That’s a great photo, what camera do you use”?

This is a question I am asked quite frequently. But it’s not about the camera and its capability.

I am sure you’ve heard all this before, but contrary to popular belief, the camera doesn’t make the image. YOU do. You don’t need to upgrade your equipment just to run with the big dogs, and top-of-the-line gear isn’t carte blanche to the photographer’s Hall of Fame.

So be proud to carry your favorite camera into the field. As long as you know what all the buttons do and have a grasp of fundamental principles, you’ve got everything you need to take an awesome photo like the wedding photograph below, taken with a Canon M3, fixed 22mm lens, point-and-shoot.

Wedding couple pose for a photograph under a lit up tree.
Wedding couple pose under a tree in low level light shot on a Canon M3 point and shoot.

Natural creative wedding photography by Chris J Parker