A cooling duct for the Co-op building in Manchester city centre is a piece of artwork in its own right. This image shot in black and white shows how the fins allow the building to stay a constant temperature.
The no. 26 bus to Hackney Wick. Passing St Paul's Cathedral in in London. Many people visit every day to see the architecture and sights of the capital city.
This red chrysanthemum shot in the Darren Smith Photography studio in Cheshire is available as a print, poster or wall art print.
This white chrysanthemum shot in the Darren Smith Photography studio in Cheshire is available as a print, poster or wall art print.
An abstract image of the sea merchant monument in Cardiff. Rotated on its side and in black and white gives this piece of art a different look.
The lightweight seeds are being released from a dandelion flower is the reason we see so many during springtime. Each seed catches the wind and can travel quite a distance.
Dandelion flowers are often considered a weed in gardens across the world but they add colour and vital nectar for insects.
The pleasing colour scheme of the Rosenheimer Platz station on the suburban railway in Munich, Germany. At this time, there were no passengers waiting for the next train.
The night gives any city a new way of looking at it. The Residenz in Munich certainly has a new look in the evening. The four lights are lighting up doors to the former royal palace.
The Diana Temple (Dianatempel) in Munich's Hofgarten, found in the Residenz garden.
The majestic grebe swims with its elegant pose. This wild bird was fishing for a meal on the lake of Chorlton Nature Reserve in South Manchester.
Over the barrel springs to mind when seeing two beer barrels (kegs) which have rolled down the cobbled street in Macclesfield, Cheshire. The local pub had to collect them from the bottom.
The old parts of Macclesfield are filled with narrow cobbled streets where people have homes and local business owners have set up their business. Many visit the area for this type of scene too.
Daisy flowers grow on the fields and pastures in a Manchester park. This popular little flower was singled out amongst a sea of white and yellow on a spring day.
One of the cuter animals of the world, a longtail tit, a small fluffy garden bird found in the gardens and hedges of Europe. This creature had many friends in a small flock of birds.
This easily recognisable sparrow was sat singing on a branch for 20 minutes, calling for a mate. When one arrived, he panicked and flew off.
A photo from Little Underbank showing the bridge to St Peter's Square in Stockport. One of the city's most iconic landmarks. Shot during the winter in the North West of England.
The rooftops of Stockport in black and white. The different shops, businesses and homes in the city centre keep the eyes on the cityscape. The dramatic weather cloud also adds to the scene.
A great tit checking a Manchester garden for a tasty snack during winter. This wild bird spent time making sure it was safe before getting some food.
The weir gatehouse in Etherow Country Park allows the park staff and the farmers to release water during a flood. It has been here for many years showing the traditional building methods and cast iron gearing.
The apple market in the middle of Covent Garden is a popular place to relax, eat, drink and socialise in London.
The Jubilee line on London's underground in black and white. It may be below the ground but it is still a gigantic piece of architecture in its own right. Many people use this public transport system every day.
A churchyard in Guildford, Surrey in the twilight of the evening. A single street lamp lit the area with an eerie glow against the gate and silhouetted buildings.
Guildford Cathedral on the hills of Surrey is a magnificent 20th century building. Its bright interior is welcoming to all who visit, made even more so by the colourful displays.
A black and white photograph of a mother black rhinoceros. Her calf was right next to her. This endangered species is in decline and it is wonderful to see the conservation work done across the world.
A black and white photo of a baby Asian elephant learning from the herd during the summer months.
A close up black and white image of an Asian elephant, clearly showing the emotions we are familiar with.
A bold Humboldt penguin basks in the summer sun, drying his feathers and showing off his plumage. These animals always show their personality and this is why they are a favourite of wildlife fans.
A bee is enjoying a tasty treat from a bright coloured aster flower. In return the insect helps pollinate other flowers in the neighbourhood.
Garden birds like a blue tit make sure it is safe to visit a garden feeder during winter. These birds are often found in the gardens, parks and woodlands around the UK.
A small garden bird, a blue tit making sure it is safe to visit a garden feeder in Cheshire. These birds are often found in the gardens, parks and woodlands around the UK.
The feathers of an inquisitive robin are tightly packed along his body and the vibrant breast of this bird stand out. These birds often bold enough to approach people in the garden or park.
A nuthatch is often found in the gardens and parks of Northern Europe.
A black and white photo of the starflower (Borage). Its vibrant colours have been turned monochrome to show its intimate detail.
A rain covered yellow tulip shot in the gardens near our studio in Cheshire.
Unopened flowers can be equally as stunning before they open up as they are when fully open. The bud of this flower has such intricate detail, allowing it to thrive in the gardens of the North West of England.
These old wave breakers are designed to protect the coastline from erosion, but years of battering from the tide will take their toll.
A photograph of one of the coastal shelters in Minnis Bay in the South East of England. These buildings offer protection from the weather to those walking along the coast.
We are pleased to announce that there have been several updates to the website during the summer. These include:
Posted by the Social Team 03/08/2023
Darren was recently interviewed by an online photography magazine Dpture on a number of questions such as How did you get started?...How do you improve and develop?.....Who has influenced your work and how I (we) stay inspired and motivated?
See the full article here
Posted by Darren Smith 08/06/2023
Darren Smith Photography will be presenting a talk on flower photography, lighting and composition at Monaghan Camera club on the 21st February 2023. Monaghan Camera Club is one of the leading photography clubs in Ireland.
Posted by Darren Smith 18/02/2023
If you gave your family and friends gave you a Darren Smith Photography photoshoot as a gift or received one, Get in touch below or visit the services pages to make your booking
Posted by Darren Smith 22/01/2023
This image taken by Darren was recently awarded category winner in the EPZ magazine and shortlisted for a further award.
Darren Smith Photography will be using this image and others as part of our Christmas celebrations.
Posted by Darren Smith 09/12/2022
Images taken by Darren have recently been used in the Altrincham Today Newspaper, reporting on news from the Altrincham area. See them here.
Posted by Darren Smith 13/11/2022
Darren Smith Photography was a category winner at the 2022 Made in Stockport Awards, winning the "Capturing Stockport" category. There were many small businesses and local artists at the event. Thank you to the Aqua Design Group for their organisation of the event at the Produce Hall Stockport and to Rise for sponsoring the event.
The whole team here would also like to congratulate all the other category winners.
See the blog for the event here.
Posted by Darren Smith 21/10/2022
Darren and the editorial team will be attending the the Made in Stockport Award 2022 on Thursday 20th October. Thank you to everyone who nominated us and who voted for our nomination. Click to see the list of finalists.
Posted by Darren Smith 16/10/2022
Darren ran a session to a number of teachers last week on the use of Adobe Photoshop, building up their confidence in using the editing software with their students and to be creative with layers, colours and objects. Book Darren for a session either online or in person
We offer many different practical one to one and group sessions, both indoor and outdoor on the skills of photography and editing.
Posted by Darren Smith 14/10/2022
Darren Smith Photography has recently been booked by Monaghan Camera club for a talk on composition and lighting. This session will be taking place on the 21st February 2023. Monaghan Camera Club is one of the leading photography clubs in Ireland.
Posted by Darren Smith 03/09/2022
Darren Smith Photography has been shortlisted for the Made in Stockport Award 2022. See the list of finalists here.
Posted by Darren Smith 03/09/2022
A recent photoshoot photographing the sixth form team at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, providing images of the team for their publications and notices.
Posted by Darren Smith 05/07/2022
See feedback on the photography services, images, events and portfolios provided by Darren Smith Photography, given by the clients, customers and subsidiaries.
Posted by Darren Smith 11/06/2022
Darren Smith Photography would like to welcome a new member to the team. Henrietta is joining us here in the studio to help with studio setup and lighting.
We are always looking to expand our talent pool with creative artists, photographers, studio specialists and videographers.
If you feel as if you have something to offer the team here at Darren Smith Photography then get in touch.
Posted by Darren Smith 19/04/2022