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In this series of blogs, I want to take you behind the scenes of an image each week, describe my reasons for taking the shots and what I was thinking when creating the image.

In my first post I want to take you back around 15 years ago, to the first shot I took that I was 100% happy with, not only technically but artistically too.

If you have watched one of my vlogs you may have seen that I shoot using a Micro Four Thirds camera specifically an Olympus OMD Em1ii. This system has gained a reputation for being an inferior choice to some other systems out there. So why do I still shoot Micro Four Thirds?

If I was to make a list of the places I want to photograph in the UK, one of the top places would be the Lake District. If you’re not in the UK or unsure where the Lake District is, the Lake District is one of the UK’s National Parks situated in the North West of England.

I have been wanting to visit the Lake District for quite a while, but its a place that I have never visited to photograph. I do have vague memories of visiting when I was younger but its a place that I don’t remember much about.

Over the last few weeks, life has got in the way of shooting. I, like many of my fellow photographers, do this as a hobby, and have a day job to support the photography.

We are at that funny time of year where it gets lighter later and darker earlier, and the perfect time to go out shooting is probably the time when you’re at your desk, grafting away to fund that next photography trip(Unless you are lucky enough to do this full time, then good on ya!) . Here are a few pointers to squeeze in a bit of photography during the day.

I’ll be the first to confess that there are days, when I don’t feel like going out shooting, days where I go out and that feeling doesn’t get me and I go home with shots that are a bit meh!

One of the techniques I use to get me out taking pictures is to plan a project or at least go out with some sort of plan of what I want to shoot. I find by doing this, I don’t waste hours trying to find a composition or place to shoot. Let’s discuss how a project helps me find inspiration in my photography.

As I browse the web, the biggest frustration that I see with Instagram is that you can only post on a mobile phone. Yes, Instagram has made it very hard for a photograph to be uploaded using a desktop browser, but it isn’t impossible. Let me show you how to post to Instagram using a Desktop.

I don’t confess to being an expert when it comes to photography, but I’m not quite a beginner. I would call myself an enthusiastic amateur. In this post, I’m going to share 4 things that I wish I knew before I started photography.

I’ll be honest that I have been struggling with motivation to take pictures or create vlogs lately. I am not sure if its the early morning sunrises or late sunsets, but I have just not been feeling it lately. So I thought I would write about my process in getting back into shooting.

At the beginning of the year I came across this vlog from Nigel Danson in which he discusses some of his photography ideas to start the new year. I’ll be honest that I had a bit of photographers block over christmas after producing some great images and vlogs. I was looking for some inspiration to get me started in 2019. Lets get to discussing how I scrapbook and print my images more.

If you have been reading the blog recently, you’ll know that I have recently started vlogging on my YouTube channel. When I started vlogging, I was stuck on what camera to use to record my video. I was swayed by the GoPro Hero 7, because of its versatility and compact size. I already carry quite a bit of camera equipment already, so I didn’t want to add more bulk with an extra camera for video.