An amateur photographer with no budget, no studio, no models, no direction, no plan (and no photoshop where I can get away with it :-) ) … just me, a camera and life. I am returning to photography after a good few years break and I am blogging about it.
Started shooting with a Pentax K1000 when in my early twenties. Now I’m shooting with a Pentax K20d and using many of the lenses I have been using for years. As I have matured as a person, so my work has matured also.
I don’t like to alter pictures if I can get away with it. Sometimes, bland grey skies need a little assistance, and sensor dust needs cleaning up, but that is about it. I’m not against heavily altered, merged and combined images. Some of my favourite works are so created. Art has many forms. It’s just how I feel about my own creations … or rather, what I consider to be captures.
It has been a long week, shadowing professional photographer Mark Varley as we spent a week camping in Dorset getting up early in the morning to catch the sun rise and staying up until the sun set. Now I have way too many images to work through that I hardly have chance to breathe in order to get it all done before I return to work tomorrow.
Since moving house last year, things have been chaotic. I haven’t had the cahnce to do much photography and, as it seems, I haven’t spent much time on Red Bubble either. I found the time to look through the people on my watchlist and take a look at what has been produced of late. / I noticed works that I hadn’t seen before, despite them being up for many months. Have I really…
Well, a month long exhibition sold one card. A three day exhibition last week sold three cards. I guess that either my photography sucks, or the UK is definately feeling the pinch. Personally, I hope it’s the latter :-)
I got a call late last week from a photography magazine. They have a readers challenge at the end of April and my name came out of the hat. Well, well. Looks like I’m set to take part. A day in a wildlife park. Should be very interesting; being in a public place and being allowed to use a tripod (usually) which is normally not allowed. I’m quite looking forward to this.