Andrew McCarthy Photography

Andrew McCarthy

Macro Workshops

Macro photography, especially of insects, can be a really challenging subject for beginners to get to grips with and this 1-day workshop is designed to help you get started. The workshop will be run by Andrew McCarthy ARPS, an experienced macro photographer, an Olympus Mentor, and recent winner of the ‘Hidden Britain’ category in the …

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Amateur Photographer: Spring Tips

Really nice to have had a decent sized article published in spring 2019 in the venerable UK photo magazine Amateur Photographer – this time on how to photograph spring insects. Its a perfect time of year to be brushing up on your macro and field skills for these animals so do check it out!

Outdoor Photographer

My quick guide to photographing butterflies was recently published in the April 2019 edition of Outdoor Photographer. Click on the image below to view it as a PDF.

Mineral Products Association Calendar 2019

I was delighted to learn today that one of my macro images (a great green bush cricket) has been included as the June image in the 2019 Mineral Products Association ‘Quarries and Nature’ calendar.  This is my third successful entry to this competition in four years, and was quite unexpected!

British Wildlife Photography Awards – Category Winner

I am delighted to have won the ‘Hidden Britain’ category in the 2018 British Wildlife Photography Awards with this stacked image of a nursery web spider.  This, plus a couple of other images (which ill post seperately) made it into the 2018 BWPA book, which is availible online at https://www.bwpawards.org/competition/book. The winners were formally announced in early November …

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Competition Judging – The 2015 CIEEM West Midlands Photo Competition

I was very pleased recently to be asked to judge the inaugural 2015 Photographic Competition for the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).   The competition, which is sponsored by Wildcare, is being organised by the CIEEM’s West Midlands section and is open to all CIEEM members; it includes categories such as ‘habitats’, ‘ecology in action’, …

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