My initial thoughts on what I will be doing in 2019.
Do people know what a photographer actually does?
Ok so last Saturday (the 13th) I got up before dawn and went up to the South Downs above Woodingdean (on the road Brighton & Hove Albion’s stadium is on) as a friend had told me that it’s a great place to take photos from.
As I was driving along the A27 I could see the wonderful golden colours of the dawn coming as the light bounced off the clouds over Brighton so I was really excited about what I would see when I got to the spot I had picked out.
As you can see from the video below it didn’t quite work out as I had planned, all the wonderful colours were on the wrong side of the hill which mean I had to shoot into the coming sunrise.
To mitigate this, I used a Cokin P Series Gradual ND 8 square filter. Now this was the first time I had ever used a square filter before so I was learning on the fly but I did get a few good results. I found a mobile phone tower right where I was shooting which was great as it gave a sense of scale as well as a subject to photograph with the sunrise light.
After I had finished shooting the sunrise (around 8am) I decided to go to Shoreham-By-Sea Harbour & see what I could get there as I knew the tide had turned & was coming back in but would still be quite low.
There were some interesting shapes in the sea defences as well as the seaweed which was cool.
Anyway, enjoy the video below, you can check out my Youtube channel for more videos.
Just a short video slideshow of my first outing with the new Fujifilm X-T3.
A little rant at people who make videos comparing full frame cameras against cropped sensor (APS-C) cameras.
So it's been a while since I've updated my blog.
I got that Australian flu that knocked me off my feet for most of January & have been quite busy with my day job which has left me with not that much free time to myself.
I have two trips planned so far this year, the World Endurance Motor racing at Silverstone in August & the GB WRC (World Rally Championship) in October in Wales.
I decided (before I got the flu) that this year I would start posting videos on YouTube. The idea behind this is that it will make me more proactive in getting out there & taking more photos & experimenting more. For too long I have relied on just a few trips a year as the majority of my output which I want to change. This is all part of my strategy to become a full-time photographer, with this in mind below are the first two videos I have posted.
The plan is that everytime I post a video in Youtube I will also put it up here.