Paul Thompson Oakphotography: Blog https://oakphotography.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Paul Thompson Oakphotography paul@oakphotography.co.uk (Paul Thompson Oakphotography) Wed, 17 Jun 2020 20:43:00 GMT Wed, 17 Jun 2020 20:43:00 GMT https://oakphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-12/u322651986-o853149246-50.jpg Paul Thompson Oakphotography: Blog https://oakphotography.zenfolio.com/blog 80 120 Covid 19 Helping with Stress https://oakphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/6/covid-19-helping-with-stress During these difficult times I thought I would add  copy over some words from a friend of mine

 

 

 

MENTAL HEALTH BRIEFING 2020 - Annabel Poate-Joyner

 

Many weeks have now passed since most employers started telling their workers to stay at home and work remotely. Since then it has become the predominant way of working for most of us apart from NHS and Health & Social Care Staff and the Emergency services to whom we owe an enormous debt of gratitude, and also those people who work in the essential shop and services workers who are just vital to keep everything and everyone going.

 

It has been an intense time of change and adjustment and most of us have suddenly acquired new IT equipment and skills enabling us to work, network, socialise and even learn, using video conferencing and social media platforms.

Right now, the government is making announcements about possible plans for moving forward from the lock-down but the future is still impossible to predict.

 

We are thankful for the warmer weather which makes most things seem a little more bearable whether you are working from home or furloughed. Never before have people insisted on taking their daily exercise which is so crucial to maintaining good physical and mental health and preventing new problems. There is a new spirit of warmth towards others, so reach out to those who are isolated and lonely, and join neighbourhood volunteer groups if you can help, and keep in touch with those you know, especially if they are ill or grieving.

 

As Business Owners, Senior Leaders and Employers, you will have been facing massive change and this has already had many disastrous consequences, sadly. Some businesses are struggling on, desperate for the lockdown to end, but it may be too late for their business to survive. Remember there is absolutely no blame or shame if your business has collapsed, try not to feel guilty or feel that you have let your workers down if you have had to let them go already, or only now are realising that it is a likely outcome in due course. Do not feel that you personally have failed if it couldn’t be helped in this COVID-19 crisis situation.

 

Link up with friends and colleagues in similar positions for moral support and comfort. If you are feeling very stressed, depressed and desperate, speak to your family and your GP who are offering telephone consultations and please do consider Talking Therapies which is available remotely and take medication if this is recommended. Do your best to come to terms with this crisis and then start to think about what to do next. There is a new future waiting for everyone. #no blame no shame

 

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What a start to the year https://oakphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/2/what-a-start-to-the-year Month of January usually know as the quite month, everybody getting over their Christmas's , alcholol free ..ish, so what did I  end up being asked to photograph only The British Photography Awards!!. 

The British Photography Award Winners The Best of the Best in British Photography My month started off with taking photographs for another photographer who runs his own networking events and I thank him for the trust they put in me to deliver.

I then had a drive up north for my nieces 30th. Now that makes me feel old.

So fancy have your business in photos, this was something I had to do this month for a client who happened to be a private chef business.

As I said in the beginning , probably one of my best jobs ever was photographing the winners of The British Photography Awards including Rankin being presented with the Fellowship and Richard Young the Associate.

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So just to finish off the month, no way better than to end with the Launch of an event "Shake and Stir".

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So looking for photographs for your events, then email me at paul@oakphotography.co.uk

 

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paul@oakphotography.co.uk (Paul Thompson Oakphotography) afterparty awards business dinners events launch London Photography Shake and Stir The Savoy The British Photography Awards https://oakphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/2/what-a-start-to-the-year Tue, 12 Feb 2019 14:06:59 GMT
My 2018 OakPhotography Roundup https://oakphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/12/my-2018-year-roundup Paul Thompson Oakphotography.


 

My 2018  has been quite a year, already ambassador for the British Photographic Awards and Corporate business partner for Cancer Research UK , I was this year asked to be not only the Business partner, but then ambassador for The Dorset Children's Foundation.  I have also had the pleasure of being Bournemouth Air Festival Patron's photographer for the year and  appointed an Adhoc Commercial Photographer for Newsquest ie. Bournemouth Echo.and its associated papers. I have also had the pleasure of working with the Bournemouth Air Festival, Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland  and working with some of the best in the business at the Wedding show at the Hilton with LUVWED , AudioAllstars , Magic by Alfie , 217events, BH Sound and Light and Innovative Hire

Oakphotography.co.uk    paul@oakphotography.co.uk    07973 412738


Please contact me if you would like PR or professional photographic coverage, whether  for press or personal use.  Coming from an  industry in which  I am still  involved,having run successful events this year with stage, lighting ,and artists  I have the contacts to make your event one of the very best.

So as a quick run through of  just a selection my coverage of the year some the events of which has been published not only on clients social media but also in papers and magazines through my contacts .

Bournemouth Festival Air patrons with the chief pilot from Warbirds, Brendan O' Brien , David Barrell

The Bournemouth and Poole Tourism Awards for the second year

BCTC CSR launch

Cool Awards Launch

Oneils Bournemouth Launch

Soup Boscombe Poole and Christchurch events

 Live: Ferndown , with the wonderful Steve Lugg RIP

Bournemouth Red Arrows Association with 2017 Red 1 Monty

Chinese Jaing Chipao contest held at Bournemouth Hilton

27 Days LP Launch held at Mr Kyp's

Stage photography for Bournemouth Musical Theatre's " Anything Goes" held at Regent Centre Christchurch

Talbot Heath School's Charity Ball

Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival

Navy Blue Party 

Bournemouth Air Festival including Gravity personal photographer for the weekend.

Shake and Stir Festival including photographer for Mungo Jerry

SOBA's Frankenfest including photographer for Palmos Six ( Madness Tribute) and Doctor and the Medics ( and the fan club)

Santa Baby for Shake and Stir

Motors by the Sea and Dinner with Tiff Needell

Lashings at Bournemouth

An evening with Mike Tindall

Dorset Children's Foundation Charity Ball

Metropoles Market at Lansdowne

Diverse Abilities 

Dorset Indian Mela

Pretty Muddy Bournemouth Run and Poole Run for Cancer Research UK

Sandpolo at Sandbanks

Samantha's Song Launch

Launch of the Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland 


 

 

I have also been involved with the photography for events that run throughout the year  for Bournemouth Chamber  Absolute Music ,  Matt Black, Madding Crowd and the launch of Live and Unheard  at Poole Lighthouse.

all of these can be found on my facebook page facebook.com/@oakphotography.co.uk with links to obtain the photos.

I have also had the please of a couple of weddings and birthday / reunions this year which are obtainable via the links from the clients.

 

So to 2019 and what ever it should bring, I am a friendly professional photographer and remember if you are looking for a photographs for your social media, promotion whether for a business or an event family or business then please contact me

Oakphotography.co.uk    paul@oakphotography.co.uk    07973412738

Oakphotography.co.uk    paul@oakphotography.co.uk    07973412738
 

 

Oakphotography.co.uk    paul@oakphotography.co.uk    07973412738

 

 

 

 

 

 

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