David Sherfield Photography

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Welcome to David Sherfield Photography - a newly created website to showcase my work as a Photographer.

I have been a Professional Photographer for over 30 years and work locally in Torpoint for the Royal Navy, although i was classically trained by the RAF and served 22 years in a different blue suit.

Being fortunate enough to live and work on the Rame Peninsula, a lot of my inspiration for images are drawn heavily upon this wonderful county.

Thank you very much for browsing my site, I hope you enjoy the images.

Please visit me again, I try to update the content regularly.
Best Wishes

Photographs and Content © David Sherfield


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Launch of David Sherfield Photography website.

My new website is launched with the help of the excellent Photium team - Thank you.
I hope you enjoy my images, please feel free to comment if you wish.
Thank you for your visit.



Photo Exhibition at HMS Raleigh.

Release Date: 3 August 2007
Release No: RAL 08/07

Photo Exhibition at HMS Raleigh


Three photographic enthusiasts employed by Flagship Training Ltd at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall showed off their artistic talents with an exhibition of their work during the training establishment's Open Day, attended by around 2,500 members of the public.

Dave Sherfield, who is employed as the official photographer at the base, along with graphic designer Paul Morgan and Colin Grace, an IT support technician, put on a display of 10 pictures each, taken mainly in the local area around Devon and Cornwall. The photographs included stunning views of Dartmoor and Whitsand Bay.

A former RAF photographer, Dave became fascinated by photography in the 1970s when his younger brother was studying the subject at 6th form. After 22 years in the RAF, travelling the world and 'shooting' everything that moved or otherwise, Dave left the Service in 2001. He became Raleigh's photographer in October 2005 and has made a major contribution to the PR output at HMS Raleigh covering both the Royal Navy and Flagship. Dave said: "Technology has changed so much over the past few years, more so recently, but I still get the same buzz when I download my compact flash card onto the PC and peruse the latest batch of pictures. Landscape photography, my latest passion, has become the direction in which I seem to be moving. I find this type of work exciting and so challenging - there are so many variables to consider. If I get a couple of usable shots from a shoot I'm pleased."

After 26 years in the Royal Navy, Colin began his second career in 2005 when he joined Flagship as an IT Support Technician in 2005. He became interested in photography in the early 80's when he bought a Pentax ME Super. Colin said: "I still have that camera, though it just gathers dust now. Through the 90's my photography interest died but was resurrected again with the advent of digital. With the purchase of a Nikon D70 DLSR the interest has very nearly turned into an obsession. The main camera I use now is a Nikon D200 and my foremost interest is landscape photography, especially around Dartmoor as I love to capture the beauty of the moors."

Paul is the new boy of the photography trio. He only took up the hobby last December when he purchased a top of the range Canon digital SLR camera. Paul said: "I wanted to try and do things on a professional level. My focus is seascapes mainly, and landscapes. I think we take the local beauty around us for granted and it's nice to keep a record to show others. Due to the "digital age," I've now got hundreds of pictures."

As well as the beauty of the local area, Dave, Paul and Colin also draw inspiration from each other. Dave said: "Between us we have a great forum, showing and critiquing each others efforts. This inspires us all to think, experiment with ideas and learn from each other. It was wonderful to be given the chance to exhibit our work to the members of the public attending the Open Day and our own workmates. We had some very positive feed-back. It's great to be able to share our images, rather than just keep them in a drawer."

Anyone wishing to view Dave, Paul and Colin's work can do so on the following websites; David Sherfield Photography, Blurred Visionz, Dartmoor Images.

Editor's Notes

Company Information:

Flagship Training Ltd was formed in 1996 when a 15 year contract was signed with the UK Ministry of Defence for a unique partnering agreement with the Royal Navy. Flagship's initial role was to market the Royal Navy's training capability to overseas navies, related maritime customers and to industry as a whole. This role later grew to encompass the provision of a full range of support services to the Royal Navy training establishments.

Today, Flagship has evolved into a total training solutions provider, delivering a wide range of capabilities, including training technology solutions, support services, facilities management and construction services.

Flagship is a joint venture between BAE Systems and the VT Group and is head-quartered in Portsmouth, Hampshire. We currently employ 1,600 staff and have reported annual revenue in excess of 128 million. Further information can be found at Flagship Training.

For further information, please contact:

Julia Dixon, Head of Communications,
Flagship Training Ltd.,
Shore House,
Compass Road,
North Harbour,
Portsmouth, Hampshire,

Tel: + 44 (0) 23 9233 9000
Fax: +44 (0) 23 9233 9001
E-mail: Juliadixon@flagshiptraining.co.uk
Or visit the company's website on Flagship Training.


New Year - New Makeover.

A New Year, a new re-vamp of my site.

It's been 6 months since the launch and i decided it was time to give it a bit of a facelift. I have added some new material, tried some different ideas and generally had a bit of a tidy up.
Quite pleased with the result, i hope you enjoy the images also.
Wishing you a very Happy & Prosperous 2008.

Best Wishes


Images of Bristol Rugby Club tackling HMS Raleigh Sinking Ship Simulator.

Bristol Rugby Club


VT Flagship Managing Directors Award for Excellence.

The SW Public Relations Team at HMS Raleigh and Brittania Royal Navy College, Dartmouth have been given this prestigious award for The Lord High Admiral's Parade at BRNC.
HM The Queen was the guest of honour for the day and took the General Salute of the graduating officers.

The Queen inspecting RN College


Picture of the Day - MOD website.

HMS Raleigh Firework Extravaganza. 05 Nov 08.



Image of the Day - Defence website.

HMS Monmouth Board & Search Training.

Board and Search Training


Website face-lift.

Well, I've been putting it off for too long now and the site was looking tired; needs a lift.
August 2012, the new site is getting a face-lift with new images and a general clean-up.

Hope you like the new look.


Website Mobile-friendly.

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Welcome to the 21st century Dave - Mark@imagen8