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I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of my followers here on DeviantArt.

The kind words, critiques and favorites over the years have helped to keep me striving to take better photos. I therefore would like to kindly ask all of my friends and here on D.A followers for their further support!

As some may have noticed, I am currently trying to build up my following on FaceBook. If possible I would love for all my fans and friends here on DeviantArt to further support my work and visit, like and share my Facebook Page. If people could also pass the link to my Facebook Page. to their friends as well it would help no end.

As I'm not a professional photographer and make no money from it, its hard for me to spread awareness of my works online as I cannot justify spending money for online ads, and SEO can only do so much. I also cannot keep updating various online galleries as its becoming very time consuming. Currently I run my own website, a Facebook Page, a Flickr Gallery, Twitter, DevaintArt and 500px. As you can guess its very time consuming to keep them all updated regularly. I would much rather have a central place for people to come and visit for regular updates and other information.

My only option therefore is asking for support from communities like the wonderful people here on DeviantArt for their help to spread word of my photographic works.

If everyone reading this that like my work could visit, like and share my Facebook Page I'd be extremely grateful for their support.

And please don't forget to post comments or post any questions or suggestions you have on my Facebook Page whilst you're there!

Thank you again everyone!
Wow! Its been a VERY long time since I made a journal post here on D.A. Its been a long time since I was actually out with my camera to - at least it was until I started heading out again a couple of weeks ago.
Three hectic years saw my hobbies relegated to the back bench as I was consumed by work and other events that were going on - but never again! I'm back!

So what's new?

I've made a vow to improve on my landscape photography and have been out and about scouting new locations regardless of the weather forcast which is new for me. Due to the distance factor and having to start work at 9 - this time of the year I usually only return to my usual haunts that I know I'm all but guaranteed a decent shot.

I've also just sold some of my kit and replaced it with a Nikon D810 and Nikkor 17-35mm f/4. Must say I'm in love with the new body, (altough 36MP is overkill by a long way). As for the lens I love it but not quite as much as the Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8 DX lens I parted with. I'm also missing my Sigma 10-20mm but both are useless lens on an FX body. Sure I could use DX mode as I do for wildlife work, but then it would be pointless in owning an FX body.

Finally - I've reasserted my dedication to my website and Facebook page.

I'm redeveloping my Photography Prints website, updating my Facebook page more frequently.

If possible I would love for all my fans and friends here on DeviantArt to visit my Facebook page and show their support by liking and sharing.

As I'm not a professional photographer and make no money from it, its hard for me to spread awareness of my works online.
Not selling prints or providing any photographic services the only people who get to see my work are people here on Deviant Art and people that accidentally stumble across my website.

So if everyone reading this and who like my work could visit, like and share my Facebook page I'd be grateful for your support.

Well I supposed I'd better get on with some work - theres coding to do!
Hi guys

I presently have 5 images entered into the Marwell Wildlife Photography competition for 2011, and this year thye are running a Peoples Choice Award. All entries for the competition are currently up on Flickr at

www.flickr.com/groups/marwellwildlifepeopleschoice2011/

In an attempt to gain Marwell and the competition some exposure, I thought I would post this journal entry and ask my supporters with Flickr accounts to take the time to browse the competition entries and 'Vote' for images they like and deem worthy of the peoples choice award.  Theres some great entries in there. In order to vote, simply 'Favorite' an image from the competition pool.

For reference, my own 5 entries are currently on the TWELFTH page. I originally submitted 5 entries back in Feb but I realised two days ago that the entries were not valid as they were not taken within the last 12 months. (I don't remember seeing that clause in the rules when I originally submitted them but hey ho). I therefore alerted Marwell to the problem and for my honesty they allowed me to submit 5 replacement images.

Please do not feel that any of you have to vote on my entries, but any support is greatly appreciated.

Thanks all.
UPDATE: Sorry guys. The Facebook page was restricted to UK users only for some unknown reason! If you had trouble accessing the page please try again!


Sorry this is a little late coming guys.

I have ditched my group at facebook in favour of a page instead! Please feel free to visit the new page and 'like it' if you'd like to show your support!
Look foward to seeing you all there!

Justin Kercher Photography on Facebook
Hi guys.

I need your help! I need to select FIVE images to enter into an upcoming wildlife photography competition. I have selected 20 of my personal fave shots from my archives and now need help dwindling it down to FIVE entries.

If people could download, view and comment with FIVE suggestions from the contact sheet in my gallery I would be grateful.

The contact sheet of images can be found Here. download is enabled on this image so you can get a bigger version of the contact sheet.

Please comment on the image entry with your FIVE selections.  If theres a shot on my website you feel would be a stronger contender in the competition, please let me know!

Thanks in advance guys. Appreciate it.
Hi all.

I'm currently carrying out an experiement / mini project with a new toy I purchased at the weekend. Wiressless LiveView photography of the birds in my gardens whilst i'm sat at my computer coding during work hours.

To find out more, take a trip to my website and visit the blog!  The first shots won't be coming onto d.a as they're only experimental at the moment and i'm not 100% happy with them yet. I'll be perservering and find a suitable perch to place near my feeders so I don't have to include the feeding stations in the shots but please go and check it out and let me know what you think!

Also - if you were registered for my newsletters before I rebuilt my website roughly 3 months ago, please can you signup again as the original mailers database was lost during a server transfer.

Cheers guys and look forward to your comments!

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Hey guys

I know, I've been VERY slack this year on the photography front and even slacker here on D.A. But its all going to change in the New Year. I aim to be out and about as much as possible next year and get back into my usual devoted state.

Just a few quick updates.

First of all, I am now on Twitter, Flickr and Still have a Facebook group so if any of you are interested, please feel free to follow me on any or all of them. You can find out more on my website at www.photography-prints.co.uk. Just visit it and use the appropriate social networking icons from the top of the site.

Secondly - I have uploaded a number of shots from my winter photography trip to Donna Nook this gone weekend. I've uploaded two shots here at D.A but there are more on my website, so check them out. There is also a blog entry about the trip that contains a plea to photographers who are intending on ever visiting Donna Nook for seal photography, and contains a bit of information about the Lincs Wildlife Trust trying to keep photographers off of the beach, (and with good reason).

And finally - i'm looking for suggestions from people who might have ideas on how I can get people more interested in my photograhic works, such as ideas for blog entries, new places I could go and capture, and generally some suggestions for how I can keep people coming back to my sites / groups.

What would interest you?

Look forward to hearing from you all!

Cheers Guys.

Justin.
Well its been a VERY long time since my last entry here on deviantart. Over a year in fact.  Its been quite a slack year for me photography wise. Too much work and not enough motivation. That'll change next year.

In the mean time - i've just finish redevloping my website at www.photography-prints from the ground up. It took me 2 days of solid coding for the main administration system and the public site, and then a day to re-process all my photos to put back on the site.  All this between developing other peoples websites at the same time (after all, thats my career).

Anyway I thought i'd drop a line here to try and drive some traffic to the new site so please take a few minutes to go check it out and sign the guestbook.  Please even feel free to contact me and sign up to the mailing list (option from the contact form) to receive my photography related newsletters and articles when I get around to start writing them again.

I look forward to hearing from you all and please let me know if you have any suggestions or find any problems with the new site!

www.photography-prints.co.uk

Cheers

Justin.

Things for Sell

Journal Entry: Sun May 31, 2009, 12:49 PM



Things for Sell


Somthing a bit different for a D.A journal.

I am selling my Nikon Fit Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 EX DG HSM + 1.4x and 2x Matchin teleconverotrs + 105mm Sigma UV filter for £1800 for the lot.

I am also selling everything I have WII related:

Nintendo Wii
2x Wii motes
2x Nunchucks
1x Wireless nun chuck
1x Component cable
2x Zappers (1 official, 1 third pary)
1x Official racing wheel
1x Lightsaber attachment
1x Balance Board
1x Guitar Hero III les paul guitar controller

35 Games (including Guitar Hero III + Wii Fit and counting Wii Sports as 1 game)

£600 for the lot or near offer :)

I can't be bothered to put this lot up on EBAY because i'm don't really want to sell any of it but I just don't use this lot anymore. I have in total around 500 games on various platforms (mostly PC from 15 years of gaming lol).

If anyone in the UK is interested please let me know!

Cheers

J.










Landscape

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Sacred Place by Neutron2K Isolated Location by Neutron2K Grazing on the New Forest by Neutron2K :thumb96169455:

Support my work!

If you like my work and want to help me spread awareness of my photography, then please visit my website were you can view more of my work, buy prints and download FREE wallpapers of my work. You can also keep upto date with my recent photography trips and my projects.

you can find my website at www.photography-prints.co.uk


I'm a Member of...

:icontheportraitclub: :iconphoto-genius: :iconnaturpics-club: :iconbirds-club: :iconfour-seasons: :iconnature-club: :iconmacrophoto: :iconex-po-zure: :iconbeautifulfotography: :iconscapes-club: :iconphoto-hut: :iconilovephotographyclub: :iconmacrophotographyclub: :iconwildlifephotography:


A Matter of Territory

Journal Entry: Mon May 11, 2009, 9:56 AM



A Matter of Territory


I knew when I took the shot that I had something special. It wasn't technically perfect - backlit by hard sunlight and a being a white subject it was hard controlling the exposure. It took an hour of watching and waiting for the subjects in question to come closer to me whilst I waited on one knee, sinking in mud and engine oil on the outskirts of RSPB Arne - on the edge of Poole Harbour, Dorset, UK.

Was it worth it - I thought so. I loved the shot despite its flaws. I'd heard quite promising things from other people but being over critical of my own work I kept seeing the flaws.

What am I talking about? My shot, 'A Matter of Territory' taken last September. Two little egrets stalking and fighting one another over fishing rights.

A matter of territory by Neutron2K

Why am I now talking about a shot that was taken nearly 8 months ago? The answer: The Sony World Photography Awards 2009.

I mentioned in a previous blog entry on my website a few months ago that I had received a commendation in the Awards for one of my shots, but that I didn't know what shot had been commended. I've now been informed that 'A Matter of Territory' was the commended shot and has been published in the Sony World Photography Awards 2009 hardback Book.

I am so honored its not even real. Out of 35,000 photos, 600 photos (I think it was) were selected for commendation - the top 2%. Wow!

The book is only available directly from Sony WPA and orders are placed via email. I have no idea if the book will be available from Amazon or any bookstores yet but when I get my copy, (i'm ordered tonight - £50!) I'll post an update here on the photographers blog with details of the shot, where it is in the book and how big its been published etc.

Stay tuned...

Keep updated at my website - www.photography-prints.co.uk










Landscape

:thumb103393191: :thumb92231880: :thumb103460134:
Sacred Place by Neutron2K Isolated Location by Neutron2K Grazing on the New Forest by Neutron2K :thumb96169455:

Support my work!

If you like my work and want to help me spread awareness of my photography, then please visit my website were you can view more of my work, buy prints and download FREE wallpapers of my work. You can also keep upto date with my recent photography trips and my projects.

you can find my website at www.photography-prints.co.uk


I'm a Member of...

:icontheportraitclub: :iconphoto-genius: :iconnaturpics-club: :iconbirds-club: :iconfour-seasons: :iconnature-club: :iconmacrophoto: :iconex-po-zure: :iconbeautifulfotography: :iconscapes-club: :iconphoto-hut: :iconilovephotographyclub: :iconmacrophotographyclub: :iconwildlifephotography:


A Note of Thanks

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 28, 2009, 5:17 AM



A Note of Thanks

Sorry my journals have been slack lately - I've been quite busy with work and things other than photography (unforatuntly).

I've been so busy that I hadn't even realised that my d.a subscription expired a week ago. If it wasn't for a VERY generous fellow deviant I wouldn't of noticed for another month or so.

I'd like to thank fineartbyandrewdavid for his most generous gift of a 3 month subscription. I never ever saw this coming! I just had a random email come through telling me and I was saw here wondering if the guy had a screw loose or if some spammers had been around d.a lol.

Anyway fineartbyandrewdavid has some great varied works in his gallery, especially in his street candid and floral portfolios and I urge everyone to check out his work and give him some support. I've featured some of his works below.


Hot Passion by fineartbyandrewdavid Moonlight Sonata by fineartbyandrewdavid Tube Station by fineartbyandrewdavid On The Thames by fineartbyandrewdavid
:thumb76460980: Catch Me If You Can by fineartbyandrewdavid












Landscape

:thumb103393191: :thumb92231880: :thumb103460134:
Sacred Place by Neutron2K Isolated Location by Neutron2K Grazing on the New Forest by Neutron2K :thumb96169455:

Support my work!

If you like my work and want to help me spread awareness of my photography, then please visit my website were you can view more of my work, buy prints and download FREE wallpapers of my work. You can also keep upto date with my recent photography trips and my projects.

you can find my website at www.photography-prints.co.uk


I'm a Member of...

:icontheportraitclub: :iconphoto-genius: :iconnaturpics-club: :iconbirds-club: :iconfour-seasons: :iconnature-club: :iconmacrophoto: :iconex-po-zure: :iconbeautifulfotography: :iconscapes-club: :iconphoto-hut: :iconilovephotographyclub: :iconmacrophotographyclub: :iconwildlifephotography:


Behind the Scene

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 3, 2009, 8:44 AM



Behind the Scene

Just a quick note to say that I am now running a new articles section on my website at www.photography-prints.co.uk.

In this new 'Behind the Scene' articles section, I will share the tips, tricks and techniques that were employed to capture some of my best shots. The articles will include location information, planning for the shot, light usage, composition, metering, post processing etc - everything that went into the planning and capturing the shot.

These articles will also be emailed to all members and subscribers to the website newsletter so if you havn't signed up up, why not? You can register for my newsletters and behind the scene article updates by visiting www.photography-prints.co.uk/subscribe.asp.

I hope you will all find these articles useful and if you have any comments, on the articles, my website or my photography work in general, please feel free to either drop me a line from the website contact form or sign my guestbook.

The first article is already up in place and has been emailed to my newsletter subscribers. In this article I discuss my recent shot, 'The Stormy Bay'.

Happy shooting all and keep chasing the light!

Justin.










Landscape

:thumb103393191: :thumb92231880: :thumb103460134:
Sacred Place by Neutron2K Isolated Location by Neutron2K Grazing on the New Forest by Neutron2K :thumb96169455:

Support my work!

If you like my work and want to help me spread awareness of my photography, then please visit my website were you can view more of my work, buy prints and download FREE wallpapers of my work. You can also keep upto date with my recent photography trips and my projects.

you can find my website at www.photography-prints.co.uk


I'm a Member of...

:icontheportraitclub: :iconphoto-genius: :iconnaturpics-club: :iconbirds-club: :iconfour-seasons: :iconnature-club: :iconmacrophoto: :iconex-po-zure: :iconbeautifulfotography: :iconscapes-club: :iconphoto-hut: :iconilovephotographyclub: :iconmacrophotographyclub: :iconwildlifephotography:


Southampton Artists Market

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 23, 2009, 1:09 PM



Southampton Artists Market

I am toying with the idea of doing numerous prints, framing them and then setting up a marquee at one of the Artists Markets in Southampton. They run the first Saturday of each month outside the Bargate centre. The markets are usually quite big, and the amount of people walking past them on a saturady alone would make it good for publicity and maybe sell a print or two. I haven't quite decided yet.

I always thought things like that would costs a fortune to rent the space at a market, but I was reading somewhere earlier from last year that its £30 for a 3x3 metre marquee for the day + electricity if required. Given the electricity, I was also toying about taking my 26" TV with me and running sideshows from my laptop to show the wider range of my works and to promote the website a bit more in case people want to buy prints that I don't have with me on the day.

This is all very sketchy at the moment and a passing idea that i'm kicking around. Will cost a bit to get the prints printed and framed - I might just matte them rather than frame them with clip frames. This is going to take some serious thought but could well pay off.

What does everyone out there think? Let me know via comment below - i'd value any input people have to offer!










Landscape

:thumb103393191: :thumb92231880: :thumb103460134:
Sacred Place by Neutron2K