Hello there friends
I hope this blog finds you all well :-)
So I just thought I would write another blog this week as I have been busy updating and tinkering with my website.
I was reviewing my places galleries and thought 'I have far more pictures of landscapes architecture etc etc than that' I don't think I have reposted them since I changed my website provider in January. So I've been busy adding some more galleries and uploading pictures to them. I've tried to group them together in the types of property or location. For instance I have a group called National Trust and one for English Heritage and i have their respective properties in galleries under those groups. I have also created a London Group, an International Group and an in and around Bedford Group. I have quite a few pictures of Bedford, its parks, the Embankment, in the snow etc that putting them all in one big group I didn't think did them justice so I decided to split them I might change my mind on that though.
The vast majority of my landscape 'Places' pictures where taken early on in my photography journey so my next plan is to revisit these places and see whether my technique and know how has improved. Although I have not really concentrated on this type of photography I think I should. I certainly have better lens and better knowledge of my camera since I started.
On the Portraits group front I have removed some of the galleries I was no longer happy with. Either they were poorly edited or the standard of picture doesn't meet the standard I have now set myself. I suppose that shows how far I have come in just over two years. Since going on Andrew Appleton's Fashion & Beauty Workshop at Saracen House in February I feel my portrait work has improved a couple of notches, actually since I have been attending studio days at Saracen House they have improved but something clicked in February. What I learnt on this workshop was not just the theory and lighting set ups I think I came away with a different mental approach to my photo shoots (and maybe my photography in general) an increased confidence in that I can do this, whether this was intended or not this is what I have taken away from it so either way i think it has certainly worked for me. Now all I have to do is consolidate this knowledge and confidence so i can get myself ready for when I can afford to take the next leap forward.
You may also have noticed that I have changed the font across all the pages that I am able to. I think this font gives a friendly softer feel I hope you find that to :-)
Okay so that's pretty much it for my second blog of the week
Take care all and happy snapping