Why? Well, you may ask! Why indeed! Why does anyone want or need a blog? Questions, questions, questions. These have run around my head for ages, and not one of them answered adequately. So I’ve decided to take the leap of faith that this creation will be both fun and informative for visitors and myself alike!
Firstly, I’m a photographer with a day job. And therein lies all kinds of conflicts. It means that getting time to shoot is limited, but more than that, time to shoot when the light is good is inadequate. However, the upside is that I have a constant cash flow meaning I can feed my passion for my craft (and of course gear) without having to shoot to make it work. As a business model, this is wholly unsustainable, and hopefully, just maybe, I can springboard off this new venture of digital media into a whole new realm where I don’t just shoot for myself, but can use my craft (and modest talents) to make a difference to someone somewhere.
Writing, writing, writing…
My day job involves me writing technical documents. Not particularly creative as you might guess, so this blog will be my chance to unleash my mental meanderings on the world. Generally these will be of a photographic nature, or at least that way inclined. Others may be of general interest to all. Hopefully whatever I write will be mildly entertaining, and perhaps even a little little useful and thought provoking
Travel photography is my passion. I have started this blog/photogallery with a collection of images taken while on holiday in Indonesia, Cambodia and Malaysia in 2009. I am using this as a springboard to what I hope will be the beginnings of a self-published book on this trip. A trip on which my wife and I shot a combines 4000 frames in 2½ weeks. We are only now beginning the process of weeding out the junk (oh yes, there’s lots) to find the best of the best for our book.
My gallery at this point is in the zygote stage, and with a catalogue of almost 40 000 images, giving a sense of what appeals to me and what I shoot is pointless to the extreme. The long and short of it is that I like shooting all kinds of things. Sometimes it’ll be things you’ve seen before, sometimes it’ll be a whole new spin on something different. But, each day, with each frame I’m getting closer to my photographic vision. A vision that will begin to appear more and more, not just in what I will shoot in the future, but also discovering it in what I’ve shot in the past.
So that’s it. I’ll try and post on a regular basis. If you’ve gotten this far in my very first post, I thank you. If you like what you see or read, let me know. If you didn’t, let me know that too.
- Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Focal length: 130mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/250s