……So, if you missed Part I last week, feel free to go back and see what visual delights your eye’s missed out on!
This week is dedicated to the images of Sophie and Jack……
They made a gorgeous couple, and this dress was Read more »Filed under: Fashion, Weddings | Comments Off
….or what keeps you going? I suppose this post could be split into two parts! Inspiration comes in many forms. For me, like many photographers, magazines are an invaluable resource of inspiration.
I’m also a very active person, and I love being outdoors. Although I feel a lot of things have been neglected this year. Due to a lack of time, and the fact that over the past few months Ian and I have been like ships passing in the night, our Read more »Filed under: Personal, Photography, Travels |
I love the days when I head out with my camera and get lost in my own little world. Taking in my surroundings and feeling inspired.
Sadly, I feel that this year, my camera ‘alone time’, has been neglected a little.
So a couple of weeks ago it was nice to meet up with my friend Chrissy Mathew, have a meander and take some photo’s.
My favourite time of year is autumn. I love the cold morning air, and I love the dew on the ground. I love the strong autumn colours and bright autumn sun….
Although this year, I think I left it a bit late for most of the colour – I must try harder next year!
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I’ve done many shoots, where at the end of the day, I’ve gone home and said to Ian ‘That was the best shoot….EVER’! …..until the next shoot that it is. I’m pretty sure nearly every other photographer does the same thing.
But sometimes, certain shoots just Read more »Filed under: Fashion, Photography, Weddings |
As it slipped out of my hands, everything went in slow motion. I could see what was happening, but I couldn’t do anything about it. It bounced a couple of times on the concrete floor and then I managed to grab it. My camera. Ouch. Well, my 50mm 1.4….and then my camera. I always have a filter on every lens, just to be sure; knocks and scrapes are better on a filter than my actual lens! Luckily yesterday, due to the sun, I had just put a polarizing filter on as well. Judging by the damage done to both filters, I think my lens may have been the casualty if I hadn’t.
Many people have told me I have to think of my camera as a ‘tool’. A bit like how a builder has a hammer, I have a camera. I’m pretty sure my heart stopped as the camera bounced, but then came the realisation that much as I love my camera, (maybe a little TOO much if I’m honest)….if the worst had happened, it’s insured….
It just goes to show that accidents can happen. I didn’t even drop it whilst shooting. I dropped it as I was putting back into my bag! It was at an awkward angle and it slipped……
So yes, to some, it’s just a camera…..and yes, it’s the tool I use for my job…..but it’s also the tool I use to express myself…..so things could have been worse!
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….is basically what I’ve been singing, ALL DAY. Skipping in and out of shops getting excited about Christmas. Looking at decorations and getting giddy….and also slightly worried…
In all honesty, I’m a bit of a tree Nazi. Every year I take the lead in decorating the Christmas tree. I always have a colour theme, everything has to match, and every bauble is spaced ‘just so’. Sometimes, I let Ian help. Sometimes. But then it turns into the scene from Friend’s where Monica lets everyone help, see’s the mess they’ve all made, and then turns the tree around to reveal her perfectly decorated side of the Christmas tree….(did I just admit that out loud?)
….but for some reason this year, I’ve been collecting tree decorations that Read more »Filed under: Personal | Comments Off
As the grey clouds closed in, and the light started to fade, I insisted that we still head to the beach. As we pulled up at the side of the road the clouds started to look blacker than ever, but I was determined we were going to the beach.
As we got out of the car, I grabbed my camera and we started walking towards Read more »Filed under: General, Personal | Comments Off
As we walked along the prom, lights dancing all around us, and bracing ourselves against the cold, we made our way towards the big wheel. Ian mocked me.
When Ian and I first met, and I gained family and friends in Blackpool, the tourist appeal Read more »Filed under: Personal, Photography | Comments Off
I’m easily distracted. I sometimes have to be prompted to finish my sentences. I daydream. A lot. According to Ian, I have the attention span of a goldfish. After all these years, I’m still looking for a compliment, that must be hidden within that statement.
As I sit here looking through photo’s and trying to clear out my Lightroom catalogue, I’m listening to Read more »Filed under: Personal, Photography |