Another bank holiday has passed us by and I got the opportunity to give my camera a rare outing. A local band, “Kellys Heros” was playing in the East Kent Pub, just round the corner from where I am now living, So I figure this would be an ideal excuse to remind myself of just… Continue reading Bank Holiday Music
On 11th April 2012, I finally decided on a new hobby. To pick up a camera and see if I was capable of creating a picture that wasn’t a stinker. During the next 12 months I can honestly say that I learned a lot, and thoroughly enjoyed experimenting and reading about the art of photography. What… Continue reading Year One Complete
It had to happen eventually, I spend half my life browsing around amazing photography on the web. Much of the spectacular stuff you see appears to have amazing dynamic range. The problem is, often it all looks excessively stylised and fake.
Over the August bank holiday weekend some important lessons were learned. People told me not to expect too much from my first portrait shoot. They weren’t joking! I can’t describe it as a complete disaster; I had a lot of fun and learned LOADS, needless to say on this occasion I have created lots of pictures that are genuine… Continue reading The Importance of location
Deserves a quiet night… There are few things more spectacular than the golden gate bridge at night and I was extremely keen to use the excuse of being out in SF to have a first stab at night photography. In hindsight, it might have been sensible to have a go somewhere a little more boring… Continue reading San Francisco – Pt.1 : Night Shooting
In-Door shooting: Spring has sprung in the UK, which means my new hobby has been somewhat put on hold. It has been decided, I am not yet keen enough to brave all this crappy weather. The good news (for me) at least is, tomorrow I will be on a plane heading to mean old ‘frisco, spending as… Continue reading Rain, Rain, Go away
Well, I’ve only gone and done it! I have deliberated, cogitated and digested so much information over the last week, that I should have a permanent headache. That isn’t the case and the sad truth is I am beyond excited.
In my last post I talked about my approach to this hobby and shared the list created from the advice given by my pals on Facebook. Today I am going to focus on step 1, “buy a camera”.