Paul Fears Blog

Aled Davies Inspires at Bluerock-ed

Aled Davies Inspires at Bluerock-ed

Photographing Welsh Paralympian Aled Davies 

One of the perks of photographing business and hospitality events is that I get to meet and talk with amazing people.  And it was a real privilege to photograph Aled Davies, the.....

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Gerald Davies and Neil Jenkins Talk British Lions

Gerald Davies and Neil Jenkins Talk British Lions

Rugby Event Photography for The Events Room

On Saturday 3rd June 2017, the British & Irish Lions play their first game on the tour of New Zealand.  As part of the build-up to the test.....

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Photographing BITC Cymru Give and Gain Wales 2017

Photographing BITC Cymru Give and Gain Wales 2017

Photographing Businesses Supporting Local Communities

The mission was set.  I had 7 BITC Cymru Give and Gain Wales projects to photograph in one day.  I would start in Newport and end in

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Creative Product Photography for Bunting Magnetics

Creative Product Photography for Bunting Magnetics

Photographs of Magical Magnets

As a Commercial and Industrial Photographer, I photograph products installed and operating at site, at a company's premises, and in my South Wales studio.  However, as well as the standard photographs needed for brochures and websites, there.....

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Photographing Aston Martin Cars at Caerbont Automotive Instruments

Photographing Aston Martin Cars at Caerbont Automotive Instruments

Photos of the Aston Martin Owners Club Visiting CAI

When you are asked if you want to photograph Aston Martin cars, there is only one answer.  The Aston Martin is.....

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Training Photographs for Josh Llewellyn Jones and 24hrs4CF

Training Photographs for Josh Llewellyn Jones and 24hrs4CF

Photographing Josh Training for the Ultimate Fitness Challenge

"Can you hold it there?" I asked.

"Are you kidding?" Josh replied.

Josh was hanging from a bar by his feet and I wanted a photograph of his body held at a.....

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Photographing Rugby Hospitality Events

Photographing Rugby Hospitality Events

Rugby Events Leading Up To Wales Playing England

At the end of last week, leading up to the Wales vs England Six Nations test match in Cardiff, I had the pleasure of being the event photographer at three separate rugby hospitality.....

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Urban Team Photographs for Sweetman and Partners

Urban Team Photographs for Sweetman and Partners

Headshots and Team Photos With A Difference

There is nothing better than when a client asks for a photoshoot that produces something different.  As soon as Chris and Rosie from Sweetman and Partners told me that they had some great ideas.....

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First Aid Kit Product Photography

First Aid Kit Product Photography

Photographing a First Aid Kit for PK Safety

The photography assignment was to photograph a 10 Person First Aid Kit for PK Safety.  The client wanted to use the images in their main product brochure, on their.....

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Walking The Garth Hill

Walking The Garth Hill

Walks in South Wales 1 from Ty'n-y-Coed Car Park to top of Garth Hill

South Wales has beautiful countryside as well as a rich industrial heritage.  And walking is the best way to see and photograph it.

My wife and I love.....

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Photographing The Coffee Shop in Treforest

Photographing The Coffee Shop in Treforest

Coffee Tea and Cakes Photography in South Wales

As a Professional Photographer I tend to spend a great deal of time travelling around South Wales.  After a while you tend to know the location of the local decent coffee shops.  For.....

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Photographing Skip Hunk and Skip Chick

Photographing Skip Hunk and Skip Chick

Christmas Photography Fun with Skip Hire Magazine

This was possibly one of the oddest and most fun photoshoots of 2016.  Andrew (Skip Hire Magazine's Editor) asked me to take some photographs of.....

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Event Photography for Beaujolais Day at Morgans Hotel Swansea

Event Photography for Beaujolais Day at Morgans Hotel Swansea

A Celebration of French Wine in Wales

This was event photography with a twist.  Along with my wedding photography partner, Jo Davies, we had been asked to photograph the unfolding events of Beaujolais Day at

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Photographing Warren Gatland and Shaun Edwards

Photographing Warren Gatland and Shaun Edwards

The Events Room Rugby Dinner at Parkway Hotel & Spa in Cwmbran (26th October 2016)

Warren Gatland and Shaun Edwards.  The head coach and defence coach who helped change the face of Wales Rugby Union, hopefully.....

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All Blacks Legends Talk Rugby

All Blacks Legends Talk Rugby

Wooden Spoon and Concrete Society Rugby Lunch

On Friday 14th October 2016, All Blacks rugby legends Sean Fitzpatrick and Zinzan Brooke spoke with Sean Holley at the Wooden Spoon and Concrete Society Rugby.....

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Bluerocked Dragons Den

Bluerocked Dragons Den

Bluerock-ed Recognise Welsh Entrepreneurs with their own Dragons Den

The August meeting of Bluerock-ed, held at the Rockwool facility near Bridgend in South Wales, was a little extra special.  As part of a celebration of.....

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Photographing Dads Bare All Calendar for Ty Hafan

Photographing Dads Bare All Calendar for Ty Hafan

Raising Awareness and Funds for an Amazing Charity

Coffee can be blamed for many things, but it was over a coffee that the concept of the #DadsBareAll calendar for Ty Hafan was born.

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Headshot Photography for Business

Headshot Photography for Business

Looking Your Best for the Digital Marketplace

I estimate that 90% of the people I photograph tell me that they don't like stand in front of a camera.  And I totally understand.  In fact, that's why I am behind the camera.

However,.....

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Photographing the Golden Oldies Rugby Event

Photographing the Golden Oldies Rugby Event

Age Means Nothing for the Greatest Game in the World

When I was contacted and asked to photograph the Golden Oldies International Rugby Event in Cardiff (21st - 27th August 2016) I had no idea what to expect.  I love rugby.....

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Maximising Exhibition Potential at RWM 2016

Maximising Exhibition Potential at RWM 2016

Ways To Get The Most Out Of A Trade Show

This week, RWM 2016, the UK's largest recycling and waste exhibition, was held in the NEC in Birmingham, UK.  I was supporting two clients at the show.....

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Photographing a Royal Visit to Emmaus

Photographing a Royal Visit to Emmaus

Photographs of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall at Emmaus in Bridgend

When you get asked to photograph Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall of a visit to the new Emmaus residential community in Bridgend there.....

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Photographing the BiTC Cymru Responsible Business Awards 2016

Photographing the BiTC Cymru Responsible Business Awards 2016

Celebrating Business Working with Local Communities

In my role as an Events Photographer, I get the opportunity to photograph awards evenings and the Business In The Community Cymru Responsible Business Awards is one of my favourites......

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Humorous Photography for a Health and Safety Consultant

Humorous Photography for a Health and Safety Consultant

Creative Ideas for Visual Messages from Safety Sage

From the first time I met Tony Sage of Safety Sage, I knew that he was different.  The way in which he presented himself and communicated the message of.....

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Photographing the Ty Hafan Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge 2016

Photographing the Ty Hafan Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge 2016

The Pain and Ecstasy of the Ty Hafan Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge in Pictures

Walking up the 3 highest mountains in Wales in one day is anything but easy.  I know as I completed the challenge twice.....

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Equipment Photographs of a Bunting Metal Separation Module

Equipment Photographs of a Bunting Metal Separation Module

Product Photography of Magnetic Separators in a Recycling Plant

I recently worked on a project with Magnetic Separator manufacturer, Bunting Magnetics Europe Ltd, where I.....

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Photographing the supbikerun Triathlon

Photographing the supbikerun Triathlon

Photos of the Unique Triathlon Staged in Llandegfedd in Wales

I admire anyone who takes on the challenge of a Triathlon.  It takes guts, fitness and mental strength.  And this Triathlon, organised by #supbikerun, was extra special with.....

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Photographing the BiTC Cymru Give and Gain Wales Day 2016

Photographing the BiTC Cymru Give and Gain Wales Day 2016

Photos of Businesses across South Wales Helping their Local Communities

This was third year that I had covered the BiTC Cymru Give and Gain Wales.....

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Photos of Shaun Edwards at The Events Room Lunch

Photos of Shaun Edwards at The Events Room Lunch

Shaun Edwards Talks Frankly at The Events Room Lunch in Morgan's Hotel, Swansea

What a way to spend a Friday afternoon, eating fantastic food and listening to the frank and knowledgeable Wales Rugby Union defence coach, Shaun Edwards.

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Photographs for the New PK Safety Website

Photographs for the New PK Safety Website

Creative Product Photography in South Wales

For the past 12 months, I have been working closely with the PK Safety team, providing support with photography, press releases, and social media marketing.  PK Safety specialise in health and safety equipment and corporate.....

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Photographing A Rhythm Bombers Gig

Photographing A Rhythm Bombers Gig

Rockabilly band The Rhythm Bombers play at Body and Soul Autoworks in Cardiff

24 hours earlier, car mechanics had been working on all sorts of classic, sports and custom cars, but now.....

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Photographing New PK Safety Premises

Photographing New PK Safety Premises

Internal and External Photographs of the new PK Safety Premises in Ystrad Mynach

When I first saw the new premises for PK Safety on the Dyffryn Industrial Estate in Ystrad Mynach, just outside Caerphilly, I was really.....

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Photographing Wales Rugby Legends

Photographing Wales Rugby Legends

Six Nations 2016 Rugby Hospitality Photographs

This is the 3rd year that I have worked with Paul Fielding and Legends Hospitality photographing Six Nations rugby hospitality at Jury's Inn in Cardiff.  Being a lover of the oval.....

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Photographing the South Wales Business Growth Awards 2016

Photographing the South Wales Business Growth Awards 2016

Event Photography at the Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel

Tonight is the first South Wales Business Growth Awards Event being held at the Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and I will be photographing the event with Jo Davies (my partner at.....

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Website Photographs for Sian Sibley Makeup

Website Photographs for Sian Sibley Makeup

Photographs Illustrating the Skill of a Makeup Artist

As a commercial and industrial photographer, you work on a wide range of photography assignments.  For the Sian Sibley Makeup project,.....

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Carwyn Jones Opens First Emmaus Community in Wales

Carwyn Jones Opens First Emmaus Community in Wales

Photographing Emmaus Support for the Homeless in Wales

Emmaus is a fantastic charity providing support for people who have found themselves homeless and increasing awareness of their plight across the UK.  I have had the good fortune to photograph a number.....

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Phil Bennett and Gareth Llewellyn Talk Rugby

Phil Bennett and Gareth Llewellyn Talk Rugby

Photographing the Legends Hospitality Event Prior to Wales playing Scotland 2016

The function room at Jury's Inn in Cardiff was packed with fervent rugby supporters listening intently to ex Welsh rugby internationals Phil.....

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Photographing Future Engineers Building LEGO

Photographing Future Engineers Building LEGO

Business In The Community Intra School LEGO Competition at Eden Education Centre

Having spent most of my working life in engineering and manufacturing, being asked to photograph an event where students from schools across South East Wales have to build LEGO.....

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Photographing the Oxfam Sanctuary Project

Photographing the Oxfam Sanctuary Project

Understanding the Plight of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Wales

In 2015, I have had the great fortune to work with Business In The Community and Oxfam on the Sanctuary in Wales Project.  I.....

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A Cardiff City FC Christmas for Ty Hafan

A Cardiff City FC Christmas for Ty Hafan

Photographing Cardiff City Players Visiting Ty Hafan

On Thursday 16th December, I was at Ty Hafan in Sully just outside Cardiff to photograph players from Cardiff City FC who were visiting the hospice.  

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A Christmas Photoshoot with Music For You

A Christmas Photoshoot with Music For You

Festive Photographs with Andrew Jones and his Trumpet

Is it right to have so much fun taking photographs?  This photoshoot, in my studio with Andrew Jones of Music For You, was fantastic fun, but with a.....

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Photographing the BiTC Cymru Wales Action Week 2015

Photographing the BiTC Cymru Wales Action Week 2015

The Challenges of an Ageing Population

I have had the pleasure of photographing BiTC Cymru events over the past 18 months and was so impressed with their work that I actually joined just over 12 months ago......

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Photographing Daleks at Doctor Who Experience

Photographing Daleks at Doctor Who Experience

A Brave Photographer Facing the Daleks

There is just something about the Daleks from Doctor Who that sends a shiver down the spine.  I am not sure whether it is the eye stalk or that monotone voice, but whatever it is,.....

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Photographing Magnetic Separators at a Plastic Recycling Plant

Photographing Magnetic Separators at a Plastic Recycling Plant

Photographs of Bunting Magnetics Metal Separators

Having spent over 23 years working on recycling plants all over the world pre my industrial and commercial photographer days, I jump at every chance I get to go to an operation to take photographs......

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Photographing 1987 Wales Rugby Heroes at the Wooden Spoon Event

Photographing 1987 Wales Rugby Heroes at the Wooden Spoon Event

Raising Money for the Wooden Spoon Charity at the Concrete Society Event at the SSE Stadium in Cardiff

On Friday at the Wooden Spoon and Concrete Society dinner in the SSE Swalec.....

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Photographing Vintage Goods for Ty Hafan

Photographing Vintage Goods for Ty Hafan

Photographs to Promote the New Ty Hafan Vintage Emporium Shop in Cardiff

Ty Hafan is close to my heart and I like to help out whenever I can, but this was something really different.  Ruth.....

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Photographing Miss Wales Training with FitM8

Photographing Miss Wales Training with FitM8

Promoting Fitness in South Wales

Working with Carlmichael from FitM8 is always fun.  FitM8 like to be different, promoting and helping people get fit with a wide range of different and novel fitness programmes.  I previously photographed a.....

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Timing of Press Releases

Timing of Press Releases

Photographs Telling the Story of the Exhibition

Timing is important in whatever you do.  It could be at the Rugby World Cup with that final pass to the winger so that he can score that try in the corner or the.....

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Business Headshots for Effective HRM

Business Headshots for Effective HRM

Team Photographs that Reflect the Company Identity

As soon as employees see a Commercial and Industrial Photographer enter the office of a company carrying all his kit, you can sense the underlying panic and alarm.  Many of the employees will hate.....

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Press Photographs of Bunting Magnetic Separators

Press Photographs of Bunting Magnetic Separators

Industrial Product Photography in a Recycling Plant

Working with Bunting Magnetics means I get the opportunity to visit industrial sites across the UK.  As the Bunting Europe Press Officer, I visit sites where Bunting equipment is installed and.....

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Photographing Solar Panels

Photographing Solar Panels

Representing Environmentally Friendly Power with a Photograph

I was standing on the roof of Tiny Tumblers, a children's play centre in Church Village, Rhondda Cynon Taff, with owner Alan James.  The rain had finally stopped and the.....

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Photographing the Opening of the Pontypridd Dunelm Store

Photographing the Opening of the Pontypridd Dunelm Store

Press Photographs of the Store and the Dunelm Team

There was a real buzz of excitement in Upper Boat, near Pontypridd today due to the opening of the new Dunelm store.  I arrived at around 7:30am to photograph.....

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Photographs for a Product Launch

Photographs for a Product Launch

Creative Photos to Generate Intrigue

One of my clients, Bunting Magnetics Europe Ltd, is launching a new item of equipment at the forthcoming UK recycling exhibition, RWM.  The new Magnetic Separator is designed to separate.....

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Photographing Safety Boots

Photographing Safety Boots

Product Photographs with a Splash

Working with local safety equipment supplier PK Safety is always fun and they are open to new ideas and using creative imagery as well as the more standard product photographs.  As part.....

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Photographing the Ty Hafan Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge 2015

Photographing the Ty Hafan Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge 2015

A Walk In The Park?

It is 3:15am on Saturday 20th June 2015 and I am driving at around 10 mph crawling up towards the start of the Snowdon stage of the Ty Hafan Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge.....

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Photographs of Mods and Scooters

Photographs of Mods and Scooters

The Mods are Back in Town

One thing that I feel is missing from today's youth scene is an identity.  As I was growing up in the late 70s early 80s, there was a plethora of trends and styles driven by.....

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Photographing a Marriage Proposal

Photographing a Marriage Proposal

Stephen proposes to Bree at Doctor Who Experience

There are some projects which are truly special and being asked to photograph Stephen proposing to Bree at Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay was one of those.

It had all begun with an.....

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Photographing Business In The Community Events

Photographing Business In The Community Events

Striving to be a Responsible Commercial Photographer

When I set up my commercial and industrial photography business I made the decision that I would try and be a little different.  Over the years I have supported various charity and youth initiatives.....

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Photographing the Emmaus Charity Sleep Out in Bridgend

Photographing the Emmaus Charity Sleep Out in Bridgend

Terry Waite Visits Bridgend Raising Awareness of Homelessness

I have had the pleasure of working with Jean, Tom and the team from Emmaus Wales for over a year now and I cannot understate the importance of their work and that of.....

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Photographing a Book Launch in Cardiff

Photographing a Book Launch in Cardiff

Alison Love's 'The Manager's Guide to Mediating Conflict'

One of the many wonderful benefits of being a Commercial Photographer in South Wales is the wide variety of photography projects and this year has been no different.  In early March 2015, I was commissioned by.....

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South Wales Chamber of Commerce Awards 2014

South Wales Chamber of Commerce Awards 2014

Photographing the Awards Celebrating Welsh Business Achievements

Photographing awards ceremonies is one of my favourite projects and on Thursday 26th February 2015 I had the opportunity to cover the

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Photographs of the Amaryllis Flower

Photographs of the Amaryllis Flower

The Beautiful Amaryllis

For Christmas, a good friend of ours bought us an Amaryllis plant.  It came in a box and so my wife took it out and put it in the sun on the kitchen window sill.  Very quickly it.....

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Business In The Community and Give and Gain Day

Business In The Community and Give and Gain Day

Companies Helping Local Communities in Photographs

Last May, I was assigned to cover the Business In The Community Give & Gain Day.  I had no idea what to expect, having never been involved in such an event before. .....

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Photographing the Stunning Welsh Coast

Photographing the Stunning Welsh Coast

Crashing Waves at Ogmore-by-Sea

A 25 minute drive from my home and I am on the spectacular coast of South Wales.  Having originally trained as a geologist, I am always fascinated and enthralled by the vast variety of rocks types and.....

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Photographing the Challenge Wales Yacht

Photographing the Challenge Wales Yacht

A Round-the-World Yacht Photographed in Penarth Harbour

Firstly, I have to admit that I am not and have never been a sailor.  The nearest that I have come to sailing a boat is on the lake at Roath Park.  However, being.....

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Rugby Hospitality with Rugby Legends

Rugby Hospitality with Rugby Legends

Hospitality Photography prior to the Wales vs England International

It was a cold but sunny day on Friday 6th February 2015 and the Six Nations Championship was about to open with Wales facing the old enemy England at the Millennium Stadium.....

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Rugby Hospitality Photography in Cardiff

Rugby Hospitality Photography in Cardiff

Meeting and Photographing Rugby Icons with Legends Hospitality

I had seen and briefly met Paul Fielding of Legends Hospitality at a few networking events around South Wales, but we didn't have a chance to talk until a.....

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Photographs of the Sparks from a Laser Cutter

Photographs of the Sparks from a Laser Cutter

The Magic of Manufacturing

Having spent the majority of my career in engineering and manufacturing, getting an opportunity to photograph some of the processes and operations is always a pleasure.  I regularly work with Bunting Magnetics.....

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Ty Hafan Chefs Night Out Promo Photographs

Ty Hafan Chefs Night Out Promo Photographs

Photographing Amazing Chefs at Ty Hafan

Ty Hafan is an amazing place and one that is very close to my and my family's heart.  When I can I like to help out with some photography and Ruth.....

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Photographing the WRPA Event in Swansea

Photographing the WRPA Event in Swansea

Welsh Rugby Players and Welsh Business Come Together

I am a passionate rugby supporter and so I was delighted to be asked by the Welsh Rugby Players Association (WRPA) to photograph their latest event in Swansea. 

The WRPA, supported by.....

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Photographing Equipment on a Recycling Plant

Photographing Equipment on a Recycling Plant

PR and Photography for Bunting and Vulcanis

Having worked in the recycling industry for over 20 years, I was thrilled at having the opportunity to go to a new site to take photographs and interview the plant operator.  Carlton Hicks, the.....

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Photographing a Heavy Rock Band Recording Session

Photographing a Heavy Rock Band Recording Session

Working with and Photographing SLaM in the Recording Studio

I love music as much as I love photography and so when SLaM asked me to work with them and produce a photographic diary when they were recording their.....

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The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Wishing You A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

It has been a wonderful and exciting 2014 and I just wanted to thank all my clients, all my suppliers, all the people that I've met on my travels and everyone who.....

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Photographing First Aid Dummies for Christmas

Photographing First Aid Dummies for Christmas

Creative and Festive Photography for MJ Training Solutions

It was after a 4N networking meeting in Miskin Manor, near Groesfaen in South Wales, when I sat down with Mark John of MJ Training Solutions and we starting discussing.....

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Wales Action Week Photographs

Wales Action Week Photographs

Working with Business In The Community Promoting Responsible Business

There has always been a lot of talk about businesses acting responsibly, but, too often, there is little substance to the rhetoric.  Having worked with the

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Why Have A Professional Headshot For Business?

Why Have A Professional Headshot For Business?

Photographs of the DPT Financial Solutions Team

I first met Daniel Thomas, of DPT Financial Solutions in South Wales, at a 4N networking meeting in the Miskin and was struck by his enthusiasm and attention to detail.  DPT Financial Solutions cover.....

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Creative Photography in a Recycling Plant

Creative Photography in a Recycling Plant

PR and Photographs of Bunting Magnetics Magnetic Drum Separators at BCMY

I have spent most of my life in processing and recycling plants and I still thoroughly enjoy being on site.  For a photographer these sites pose many technical challenges apart from.....

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The Wonderful Gabrielle Murphy

The Wonderful Gabrielle Murphy

Photographs of a Music Star in the Making

I had the good fortune to be invited to one of Gabrielle Murphy's rehearsals in The Green Rooms in Treforest, South Wales.  I watched and took photographs whilst Gabby.....

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Photographing Safety Gloves for PK Safety

Photographing Safety Gloves for PK Safety

Product Photography for Creative Marketing Collateral

The best photographs are always produced when you work really closely with a client and gain a clear understanding of their visual expectations and the marketing collateral in which the images will be used.  Recently,.....

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Photographing the New Doctor Who Experience

Photographing the New Doctor Who Experience

The Thrill of Being the Official Photographer on the Opening Day of the New Doctor Who Experience

When the email first appeared in my inbox I thought it was from one of my friends as the.....

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Metallic Words of Cardiff Bay

Metallic Words of Cardiff Bay

Photographs of the Wales Millennium Centre South Wales

Architecture has always fascinated me and when I was doing my 'O' Levels back in the early 1980s I even had aspirations of being an architect.  Geology then captured my imagination, which I.....

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Touch Trust Lights

Touch Trust Lights

Touch Trust - A Very Special Charity in Cardiff Bay

On Saturday, I sat in one of the rooms in Touch Trust, based in the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, and felt the stresses and strains of life simply wash away. .....

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The Sweet Sound of a Trumpet

The Sweet Sound of a Trumpet

Wedding Music that gives you Goosebumps

Andrew Jones of Music For You and I first met at a 4N networking meeting and several months later we joined forces to produce some new imagery for his website and digital marketing.  Andrew is a.....

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Introbiz Business Show 2014

Introbiz Business Show 2014

Stand 101 at Wales' Largest Business Show in the House of Sport Cardiff

On Thursday, 25th September, Paul Fears Photography will be exhibiting on stand 101.  With present day marketing being very visually biased, professional and creative imagery is important for.....

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3 Bands To Watch Out For!

3 Bands To Watch Out For!

Over the past few months I have been lucky enough to work with 3 very different, but extremely talented bands in South Wales.  I am the voyeur who gets to point the lens at them as they perform, trying to get.....

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The Highest Waterfall in South Wales

The Highest Waterfall in South Wales

Our latest treck across Waterfall Country in South Wales too us to Henryhd Falls near Coelbren in Powys.  It is the tallest waterfall in South Wales and quite simply breath-taking.  The stunning 90 ft (27m) drop of water occurs when.....

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Making Engineering Sexy

Making Engineering Sexy

Having worked in the engineering and manufacturing industry for over 20 years, I have a great appreciation of the skills and expertise involved in initially designing and then constructing an item of equipment from a few sheets of metal and some.....

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The Three Castles of Monmouthshire

The Three Castles of Monmouthshire

In Monmouthshire are three fantastic castles which can all be visited in one day.  The following poem, taken from the Cadw guidebook, I think sums them up nicely.

 

Three castles fayre, are in a goodly ground,

Grosmont is one, on a hill.....

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Can You Believe?

Can You Believe?

...that it is 12 months since the British Lions beat Australia in that amazing final test in Sydney.  I was fortunate enough to be at the game, an expereince that I will never forget.  The atmosphere, the colour, the scoreline...

Nevertheless,.....

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5 Sights To See When Walking Around Cardiff Bay

5 Sights To See When Walking Around Cardiff Bay

The walk around Cardiff Bay starts and ends at the Wales Millennium Centre and takes around 1 1/2 hours.  So, what are the five sights to see?

  1. Walk away from the Millennium Centre, past Techniquest and onto the bridge (A4232). From here.....

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Urban Architecture in Cardiff

Urban Architecture in Cardiff

I might be slightly biased, but I think that Cardiff is one of the most wonderful cities in the World. Having had the good fortune to travel extensively over the past 25 years, I have seen and experienced many cities......

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Inspired Architecture from Nature

Inspired Architecture from Nature

For the past month or so I have watched as the pot of lilies in our back garden have gradually awoken from their winter's hibernation.  The long stems have stretched upwards, as if trying to push their gradually opening buds.....

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Castell Coch  A Dreamy Castle

Castell Coch A Dreamy Castle

Perched high up on the hillside overlooking Tongwylais, the River Taff and the roads that lead into Cardiff is one of the most beautiful castles in the UK. Despite it's prominent position, this is a relatively modern castle and one that.....

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The Rose

The Rose

My wife is the gardener in our house and it is her loving care and attention that has enabled our roses to bloom. The colours are stunning and the texture of the petals is like satin. I love taking photographs of.....

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Stormy Seas

Stormy Seas

Stormy weather hit the UK again in early May 2014.  Jackie and headed down to Porthcawl, for a walk along the beach and the sea front.  The wind was so strong that it was difficult to walk and you were.....

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We Are The Mods!

We Are The Mods!

The Mod culture from the 1960s is still alive and well in the streets of Cardiff.  The Mods may be a little older and the coffee shops, like Coffee Nero, may be a little grander, but the fashion and image.....

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The Sgwd Gwladus Waterfall

The Sgwd Gwladus Waterfall

The sight and sound of the rushing flow of water cascading over a waterfall is one of nature's wonders.  Jackie and I had walked up to the waterfalls on the Elidir Trail in Waterfall Country near Pontneddfechan in South Wales,.....

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Does Golf Really Spoil A Good Walk?

Does Golf Really Spoil A Good Walk?

Earlier today I had the good fortune to spend a couple of hours with John Satherley of Pontypridd Golf Club. John was showing me around the course prior to a photoshoot that I hope to take over the weekend. Even though.....

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Reflections

Reflections

Morning had just broken and I had stopped in one of the laybys on the A470 heading north from Merthyr Tydfil to Brecon in South Wales.  The sky was clear and the air wonderfully still.  I was on my way.....

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Bluebells by the Window

Bluebells by the Window

It was lunchtime and time for a walk. I wandered down to the busy main road that runs through Church Village, near Pontypridd in South Wales, on my way to the bank. Just before my destination, I see the most amazing.....

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5 45am at Caerphilly Castle

5 45am at Caerphilly Castle

It was April and despite the onset of Spring, the early morning was bitterly cold.  Tom and I had got up early to shoot some material for a promotional video for my business, Paul Fears Photography.  We wanted to video the.....

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