Well this is a novelty, a whole year since I put out a blog post and that one being my look back at my favourite images from 2017!
While I’ve been neglecting the blog I have been a little more proactive on YouTube. After threatening last year to start a channel up, I actually went for it in 2018 and surprisingly its gone ok! Currently I have 722 subscribers, not far from my aim of getting to 1000, which for someone who does such a niche style of landscape photography and latterly only producing live streams (which only get seen a fraction compared to a regular video) I’d say things are going bloody well on there! While I still struggle to speak clearly and concisely still at times, I’ve made great progress and doing the videos have personally given me so much more confidence its been worth doing for that alone!
Last year also saw me release (after a prompt by Neil Burnell) the presets I’d developed for when I use Analog Efex Pro 2. These went down a treat, I’ve been blown away by how well they did and helped my business grow no end in 2018!
Shameless plug, you can get them here…
Throughout the year I did have some down spells when I struggled to leave the house or was so busy with life “things” that I didn’t have time to lift a camera and so at times I was very unproductive, which has shown in the lack of standout images this last year. Out of 365 days, it feels like only 3 shoots went well with me producing good data to make my images from. Not a good return…
In an effort to produce better videos for YouTube, I finally saved up enough to buy the Canon M50 and experimented by using that for all my photography too for a couple of months. My main issue with it though, its too light! Its not heavy enough and ergonomically unsuited to my flailing arms! One thing I was looking forward to was a lighter camera and here I am complaining that its too light!
Looking forward to 2019 I have the excitement of my first (and maybe only) solo exhibition at the Old School Gallery in Alnmouth (July 19th – Aug 30th), so stressful times ahead!
Ok thats enough waffle, here are my favourites from 2018! (In chronological order)
You can also see my look through these images on video here
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