Welcome to my new site!
22 May 2015
It's been a long time coming, but we're finally here! I've been meaning to create an online portfolio of my work for years but never seemed to get the time to do it. Since having the luxury of a little more time whilst being 'in-between' jobs I've got this thing live.
Alongside being a showcase for my work, I'd also like this site to be an informative and useful resource for any other budding photographers out there. Being a self-taught amateur photographer with a limited budget, I know how intimidating photography can seem. Some of the top end lenses have eye-watering prices and there's such a choice that it can be bemusing to know where to start. The great thing is that in the last 5-10 years the quality of consumer and enthusiast level equipment has risen dramatically, and even basic cameras and smartphones can produce stunning results these days.
To help people get started, I plan on releasing a series of photo Spotlight posts, each featuring a photo and detailing the subject, the equipment I used, and a detailed walkthrough of my editing process. I'll show off the raw image straight from the camera, the end result, and the stages in-between. I'll also run through some of the basics of using digital cameras for photography so you can get the most from your equipment, including controlling aperture, shutter speed, composition, light, ISO, lenses and more.
Equally, I'm always learning myself and by no means a professional so get involved and share your own experiences and techniques through the comments sections and let's all learn something new.
And for those of you who don't fancy yourself as the next star photographer, you can always just enjoy the collection of my work in the galleries above.