Lurcher portrait

Lurcher dog photograph

Here is Daisy who is a rescue lurcher and is unbelievably 12 years old. She is getting a white muzzle but is very active for her age. Like most lurchers, she spends most of the day sleeping but when out and about she runs around like there’s no tomorrow.

I photographed her for a Christmas present which was printed and framed for her owner. The owner was delighted – Daisy however hated the camera and initially ran away from me. Luckily, I have known her for many years so managed to settle her down enough to capture this lovely shot.

Photography Review 2017

Photography review 2017

Photography Review 2017 by Bennetto Photography captures many of the photoshoots from the year including the Cliveden Literary Festival, Vodafone Enterprise Conference, TSBE Electric Vehicle conference, Being Human Festival, Notcutts Annual Conference, portraits, objects, locations and more…

What a brilliantly varied and enjoyable year it has been. I am very grateful to all my clients for inviting me into their world in order for me to digitise it forever. I am very fortunate to have had so many exciting projects, unfortunately not all shoots have been added to the video, sorry if yours didn’t make it into the final cut. It’s not easy cutting down 12 months of work into 3 minutes and 36 seconds!

All photographs and video editing was by Bennetto Photography. Music by


Colourful close-ups: The Ridgeline Trust garden

Sunflower in The Ridgeline Trust Garden, Reading

Based in Reading, The Ridgeline Trust provides horticultural therapy for people with experience of learning, mental or physical disabilities, whether temporary or permanent, and for others with particular needs. I spend a couple of very enjoyable afternoons photographing them at work. Here are some colourful closeups taken this week.

For more information on The Ridgeline Trust, visit their website: The Ridgeline Trust

And, in case you are interested, their harvest fete is on Sunday 17 September 2017 between 1pm and 4pm. There will be: produce and plants, homemade cakes, tombola, second-hand books, studio pottery seconds, kids’ games and activities, BBQ and refreshments, pumpkins and more…

175 years in the making…

Fox Talbot images

175 years in the making… The British inventor of photography, William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877), produced his first ‘photogenic drawings’ in 1834. Talbot created accurate images of the world, i.e. trees and leaves, through mechanical and chemical means.

Some 175 years later and here are my modern versions of Talbot’s leaf images: the leaf images were supplied by the University of Reading’s Herbarium. With thanks to Alistair Culham. I tried to capture the colour, texture and background found on Talbot’s originals but in electronic form, utilising the natural world in the backgrounds too.

The prints are displayed at the Museum of English Rural Life, Reading.

Wildlife photographer? Well, technically yes!

I have been trying to get a decent photograph of this hedgehog since spring but it always eluded me. I have been tempting it into my garden with dog food and peanuts and finally got a half decent photograph, not bad for photographing through the patio doors whilst lying on the kitchen floor!