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Musician and Band Photography

January 21, 2016 - I offer a complete and distinctive photography service for musicians and bands. ranging from live performance photos thr...
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Commercial Photography

January 20, 2016 - I offer a bespoke photography service to businesses, including, but not limited to: event photography, targeted photogra...
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Hebden Bridge Floods, Christmas 2015

January 05, 2016 - On Boxing Day 2015, after heavy and regular rainfall, historical levels of flood water hit all across the North of Engla...
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Todmorden Floods, Christmas 2015

January 01, 2016 - a small selection of photos from the historic flooding that occurred in my local area on Boxing Day, 2015. all photos (...
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Skipton Puppet Festival 2015

October 09, 2015 - A selection of photos from a commission to photograph the Skipton Puppet Festival last weekend.. Since 2005 this cosy m...
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WJ's Canine services annual Fun Dog Day

August 13, 2015 - In aid of Dogs for the Blind great day at the third annual Dog Fun Day, organised by WJ's Canine Services.
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Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2015

July 13, 2015 - A small selection from my coverage as official photographer for Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2015 earlier in the month.....
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Newton Heath Dog Club Show 2015

June 21, 2015 - A small selection of photos from my coverage of Newton Heath Dog Club Show 2015. Full galleries can be found here Cra...
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Dog photography - Hetty

June 15, 2015 - A lovely session with lovable gentle giant Hetty the Newfoundland in the rivers and woods of Hardcastle Crags recently..
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Calderdale Council 'Pretty Gritty' - some of my photos 'go large'

May 27, 2015 - It's great to see some of your work 'go large' so was a bit surprised to be driving along and seeing some of my photos a...
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A photo commission looking into history - "Waterloo Lives", for the National Army Museum.

May 13, 2015 - An interesting photography commission came out of the blue, to take part in the national commemoration of the 1815 Battl...
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Todmorden Folk Festival

April 24, 2015 - A fantastic first year for the Todmorden Folk Festival, where I provided official photography for the weekend. Roll on n...
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Come along to Springers Dog Agility Club Spring Fling - Sunday 15th March

March 13, 2015 - Looking forward to this coming sunday (15th March) and a trip over to Huddersfield to see my friends at Springers Dog Ag...
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Farewell to 2014, see you in 2015

December 31, 2014 - As we all wind down 2014 and prepare to launch into a new year, with new opportunities and adventures, I would like to t...
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Haworth Steampunk Weekend 2014

December 01, 2014 - A small selection of photos from Haworth Steampunk Weekend 2014. full galleries in Events 2014. all photos (c) Craig Sha...
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Barrence Whitfield and the Savages - Hebden Bridge Trades Club

November 19, 2014 - Barrence Whitfield and the Savages - Trades Club Nov 18 2014 all photos (c) Craig Shaw. all rights reserved. full gall...
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Sarah & Paul - East Riddlesden Hall

October 22, 2014 - Lovely weather for the big day of a fun and laid back couple, who got married at Good Shepherd Church in Mytholmroyd bef...
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Heptonstall Festival 2014

October 05, 2014 - Heptonstall Festival 2014
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Hebden Happy Hounds 2014

September 12, 2014 - Lovely weather for another fun filled canine related day at Calder Holmes Park in Hebden Bridge, for Happy Hounds 2014....
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RSPCA Halifax K9 Party in the Park 2014

July 28, 2014 - A lovely sunny day for this years annual R SPCA Halifax & Huddersfield's K9 Party in the Park 2014. Prints and other man...
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Fairport Convention - Hebden Bridge Trades Club May 2014

May 08, 2014 - "The current line-up of Simon Nicol (lead vocal, rhythm and electric guitars), Dave Pegg (backing vocals, bass guitar, m...
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Hill Millies Day of Dance - Hebden Bridge

May 05, 2014 - all photos (c) Craig Shaw. Full galleries in Events 2014
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Stoodley Pike Bicentennial Celebrations April 2014

May 05, 2014 - all photos (c) Craig Shaw. Full galleries in Events 2014
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Patsy Matheson (+ Boo Long) at Trades Club

May 05, 2014 - all photos (c) Craig Shaw. Full galleries in Events 2014 Boo Long - http://www.reverbnation.com/boolong Patsy...
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The Selecter at Hebden Bridge Trades Club March 2014

March 28, 2014 - all photos (c) Craig Shaw. Full galleries in Events 2014 http://www.theselecter.net/
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Springers Dog Club Fun/Practice Day March 2014

March 28, 2014 - Had a great time with Springers Fun Dog Agility Club last Sunday, in practice for their annual Spring Fling show on 5th...
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The Beat at Hebden Bridge Trades Club February 2014

February 23, 2014 - click photo for full gallery
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Eat Static at Hebden Bridge Trades Club - December 2013

February 09, 2014 - Click photo to visit the complete gallery
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Hebden Bridge Boxing Club - December 2013

February 09, 2014 - Click to visit gallery
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Trades Folk Roots Festival 2013

November 10, 2013 - Full gallery can be found here in Events 2013 FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
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Live at the Hebden Bridge Trades Club - JP Cooper (+ support)

November 06, 2013 - Full gallery can be found in Events 2013
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Liverpool Lantern Parade 2013

November 01, 2013 - Full gallery can be found in Events 2013
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Live at the Hebden Bridge Trades Club - Coope, Boyes & Simpson

October 31, 2013 - Full gallery can be found in Events 2013
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Roller Derby! - Bruising Banditas vs Wakey Wheeled Cats

October 28, 2013 - Full gallery can be found in Events 2013
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Skipton Puppet Festival

October 01, 2013 - 2013 saw the return of the bi-annual Skipton Puppet Festival, an eagerly awaiting event in the Yorkshire market towns ca...
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Heptonstall Festival 2013

September 25, 2013 - Heptonstall held its annual festival last weekend, and the South Pennines village was graced with perfect sunny weather...
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Bark in the Park, Huddersfield, August 2013

August 21, 2013 - My first time at a lovely annual doggy event at Ravensknowle Park, Huddersfield. Promoting responsible dog ownership, 'B...
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Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend 2013

August 05, 2013 - A regular slot and major event in the annual calendar of Hebden Bridge, I haven't always managed to be around for the Vi...
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Doing my part for Burly - Dr Sketchy's Hebden Bridge Anti Art Class

August 05, 2013 - Having received a last minute call from Burlesque friends in Hebden Bridge to take photos for another Dr Sketchy's, was...
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An Unexpected Journey.. of a book.

August 05, 2013 - Received an unexpected delivery through the post this morning, all the way from Kalamazoo, USA (Michican apparently. No,...
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Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2013

July 01, 2013 - Last week I had the great privelege of providing photography for the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, now in its 20th year....
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Weddings at Todmorden Town Hall - Wedding & Civil Service photography in Calderdale

June 12, 2013 - Todmorden Town Hall is a historic and imposing striking centre piece in the town, completed in 1876 and now given grade...
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Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade 2013 - the countdown begins...

June 06, 2013 - The 2013 theme is MYTHS, MYSTERIES AND MAYHEM! 2013 Workshops 1, 2 June 1-4pm 4, 6 June 4-6pm 8, 9 June 1-4pm 11, 1...
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Hebden Bridge Boxing Club - Editorial/Press work

June 04, 2013 - Quick post - sharing a few photos shot as part of a recent commission for an article about Cass Varey and the guys at He...
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Manchester Day Parade 2013

June 04, 2013 - Now in its fourth year, the annual Manchester Day Parade is a celebration of (new word time) 'Manchesterness'..:-) A ce...
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Hebden Bridge Blues Festival 2013

June 01, 2013 - One of the highlights of events I have covered this year so far has to be last weekends Hebden Bridge Blues Festival, an...
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Weddings at Hoyle Court, Shipley. Wedding photography in West Yorkshire

May 17, 2013 - A lovely venue hidden away on the outskirts of Baildon, is Hoyle Court, a small Edwardian mansion house, home to local M...
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Weddings at The Hospitium, York. York Wedding Photography

May 14, 2013 - One of the most interesting wedding venues in the centre of York is The Hospitium. A spacious two-storey 14th century li...
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Mottram Show 2013 with Springers Dog Agility and Flyball Club

May 12, 2013 - One of the regular Dog clubs I work with are the lovely people at Springers near Huddersfield, and I had the opportunity...
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Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival - photos and comment

May 12, 2013 - Last weekend Hebden Bridge saw its first ever Burlesque Festival, a gathering of many of the good and great in the UK (a...
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Weddings at Thornfield House, Morley, Leeds.

May 11, 2013 - There are some great small wedding venues out there, and many full time or part-time Masonic lodges are now offering low...
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Weddings at Gibson Mill, Hebden Bridge.

May 02, 2013 - Gibson Mill has to be one of the most well known historic buildings near Hebden Bridge, being a working cotton mill in t...
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Weddings at Southwood Lodge, Halifax.

May 01, 2013 - Southwood Lodge is a fantastic small venue situated close to central Halifax - though you would not know it - with large...
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Weddings at Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

April 29, 2013 - Hebden Bridge is our hometown, but it's also well known as a vibrant, interesting (and slightly eccentric) little place.
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Weddings at Cartwright Hall, Lister Park, Bradford

April 29, 2013 - One of the largest venues we have had the pleasure of working at so far must be Cartwright Hall, located in the extensiv...
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Overgate Hospice 10k Charity Run - April 2013

April 17, 2013 - Blu Planet Photo are pleased to be able to offer their services and help out wiith some very deserving causes, including...
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Spring Fling 2013 - Springers Dog Club Agility and Flyball

March 18, 2013 - Another great day at the annual Spring Fling last Sunday, meeting lots of lovely dogs and seeing them in action over the...
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Musician & Band Portfolios - Fork Handles Studio session

March 05, 2013 - A recent shoot for a cracking local band Fork Handles took me into the studio at Aquarius Acoustics in Colne, where the...
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Planning a wedding or civil ceremony, or know someone who is?..

March 02, 2013 - Planning a wedding/civil ceremony, or know someone who is?.. Don't forget you can come and meet us, and discuss your...
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"Boxing for Fitness" - Commercial Photography

March 01, 2013 - A recent commission for a local business took me into the gym, to capture the passion, skill, dedication and hard work i...
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"Two wheels are better than one" - "Hit the North" event photography

February 19, 2013 - Variety is definitely the spice of life, and when the chance to get in on some off-road cycling action at Hit the North...
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New Wedding & Civil Service photography packages

January 12, 2013 - A new year is upon us, and with it a few changes to our popular Wedding & Civil Service photography offerings... We stil...
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Happy New Year! (well, almost)

December 30, 2012 - Well, the new year is almost upon us and 2012 has been an interesting year in so many ways at Blu Planet. It has been an...
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Nutcracker - Hebden Bridge Town Hall, December 2012

December 23, 2012 - The performance run of Nutcracker completed last night, after showing for two weeks at the new Waterfront Hall at Hebden...
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RSPCA Halifax & Huddersfield - Dogs currently seeking homes

December 23, 2012 - Several photos here from a photoshoot I did recently for my local RSPCA branch (who I work with regularly, mainly docume...
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Charity event - Big Ass Christmas 2012 by Big Ass Promotions

December 21, 2012 - "Having debuted back in 2010, Big Ass Christmas has grown year on year, and with the announcement of the 2012 line-up; i...
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My first Roller Derby - Bruising Banditas vs Whippin Hinnies

December 17, 2012 - Playing catch up again on blog posting I'm afraid, so will be starting an end of month summary on some of the great peop...
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Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival 2012

November 15, 2012 - The weekend of 9-11th November saw the annual Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival kick off at both it's usual home at the...
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Are you a local charity? – Apply for FREE photojournalistic coverage of your event.

October 23, 2012 - Are you a registered charity, holding an event in Calderdale?. Please feel free to contact us to apply for FREE photo...
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Wedding Photography Offers

October 22, 2012 - WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY DEALS. Any wedding bookings made with us before the end of 2012 include a free engagement photograph...
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Best of British Burlesque

October 16, 2012 - An interesting and relatively new (to me) area of photography is the time honoured tradition of Burlesque shows, and one...
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Totally locally.. event's that is. - Blackshaw Head Fete / Floodstock

September 04, 2012 - The weekend was one of staying close to home, with the annual village fete at Blackshaw Head on Saturday, of which we ar...
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"A fine day for tying the knot"

August 26, 2012 - Playing catch up a little with recent events now we have received permission to show an image or two from some very spec...
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The Mystery of the Trapped Geese - a Rochdale Canal Festival Event

August 21, 2012 - An interesting commission last Sunday to take photos for an event run by our good friends at Handmade Parade, as part of...
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RSPCA Events 2012 - K9 Party in the Park 2012 coming soon

August 08, 2012 - Blu Planet Photography are honoured to be supporters of local branches of the RSPCA, including providing photos for both...
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Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2012

July 10, 2012 - The 19th annual Hebden Bridge Arts Festival has now drawn to a close, and Blu Planet were honoured to be asked to help p...
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Countdown to the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival..

June 27, 2012 - Not long now till the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival kicks off, with a packed program of music, art, dance, comedy and much...
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Flooding in the Calder Valley and the North of England

June 27, 2012 - Whatever natural and man-made factors contributed to it, the recent flooding in our local area has affected a many local...
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Mud and glory.. but all in a good cause

June 17, 2012 - The current fickle (read: wet) weather kept away to make for a nice day for people competing in Overgate Hospice 's Moun...
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Hebden Bridge Trades Club 30th Birthday

June 05, 2012 - Had an enjoyable couple of days covering the 30th birthday celebrations of my little local the Hebden Bridge Trades Club...
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Todmorden Pollination Parade - a great parade in Todmorden

June 05, 2012 - "Incredible Edible Todmorden and Handmade Parade present Todmorden's Incredible Pollination Parade." The culmination of...
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Wedding Photography Services in Calderdale and the North of England

May 01, 2012 - To us, wedding photography is all about telling a story, the story of YOUR big day. We offer a professional, comprehensi...
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Fork Handles Band promo Shoot

April 30, 2012 - had a good photoshoot with local Rock band 'Fork Handles' on Saturday, at the atmospheric and historic location of the o...
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"Let's fly away" - Anon Lingerie Launch Away Fashion Show

April 23, 2012 - Playing catchup here again, but had a great time (on Friday the 13th of all dates) the other week at the "Launch Away" F...
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Local Community Events - 'Nurture Room' Project at Riverside School, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

March 23, 2012 - At Blu Planet we place great importance on supporting our local community, by wherever possible offering our skills to a...
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Model and Actor Portfolio photography

February 16, 2012 - We offer reasonably priced professional photography sessions for models and actors looking for something new. Need some...
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Boudoir Photography by Blu Planet Photography featured in the Hebden Bridge Times 9th Feb 2012

February 09, 2012 - As featured in this week’s Hebden Bridge Times. Call or visit our website for further information. Filed under: Bou...
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Valentine’s Day is coming!..

January 30, 2012 - Valentines day is coming, and there is still time to give the gift of a friendly photo session, either a romantic portra...
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New portrait service for model and actor portfolios

January 03, 2012 - We are pleased to announce the formal launch of our portrait service designed specifically for models and actors looking...
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