Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

On tuesday (12/7) I took a short trip over to Scarborough, North Yorkshire for a nights stay. Despite the rain, still managed to get out and about with the camera, here are a few shots from my iPhone whilst I catch up on my photo editing backlog. 

Swan at Peasolm Park
Harbour B&W
Wet North Bay

Then as I was heading home, the sun was out.

Overall it was a good little break, now I have got my interest in photography back my motivation seems to be returning too.

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New instagram

To go alongside the website refresh, I have created a seperate instagram account just for my Landscape photography. I will still post on my normal account too but i am keen to boost a social media presence so I have decided to create a landscapes page in the hope i can boost my sales and exposure of my work.


The Trick with instagram is to find the right hashtags for your photos, but you are limited to no more than 30 on any one photo in the description bar. 

I found this article online that I found useful. https://fstoppers.com/originals/three-easy-ways-drive-new-followers-your-instagram-free-instagram-tips-part-1-159155

Dont forget to check out my instagram and leave comments etc. 

#Throwback Thursday (14.7.16)

Today’s Throwback Thursday image i look back on my first ever exhibition at the Leeds Corn Exchange back in august 2014. I sold two prints both on the 2nd and final day of the weekend. It was a fantastic experience and to see my work alongside other photographers in a public space.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up

This weeks challenge is Look Up the photo i have chosen this week is from my trip to New York City a little while ago. Standing in Times Sq looking up at all the bright lights and buildings taking in the buzz of the “Big Apple”.

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#Throwback Thursday (7/06/16)

I am going to be testing out a new little feature on the blog, well going by the title, every thursday i will aim to post an older photo i took a while back. I have quite an archive of photos.

This one is from August 2014 when i took a trip up to Haworth, a small town in West Yorkshire famous for the home of the Bronte family. was also my first ride on a steam train.

Haworth Steam Train

Little about me. Q&A.

I have had this idea for a little while after reading a few similar and thought it would be good to get a little question and answer post out.

What got you into blogging?

Well when I was in University i created a blog to go alongside my modules so that I could regularly update on the progress i was making throughout my time at university. After i graduated I abandoned the blog a little so in february decided to start from the beginning rather than reignite the one i abandoned.

PC or Mac?

I own a windows laptop but i have knowledge of using both platforms due to using apple macintosh computers a lot during university as many ran both operating systems. I one day do hope to own a apple macbook.

What did you study at University?

I studied Multimedia Technology at Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett University) this included a wide range of modules in Animation, Web Design, Video editing, photography and graphic design.

What did you enjoy most about university

At first i was reluctant to go to university but after a little persuasion i applied for a few universities, but Leeds Met(Now Leeds Beckett) was a no brainer as well as being in my home city, the facilities were fantastic, I was part of a few societies and regularly played 5 a side on a sunday’s. I learned a lot of other skills and met some fantastic people, including those on the volunteering team for America.

Canon or Nikon?

Now when i was weighing up options for buying my first SLR this is the question i asked my course leader at university, there are a lot of good cameras out there all different makes and sizes with variety of lenses but I myself own a Canon 500d SLR and a Powershot G10.

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What is your favourite photography genre?

I would say it was mainly landscapes and nature but i have been to various wildlife parks and zoos. Street photography is also one of my all time favourites, especially when you can go out and just shoot. I have also taken photos at a local bands gig and rehearsals and i would like to try my hand at portraits in the near future.

Do you prefer Digital or Film photography?

I have always used digital cameras ever since it became a hobby but i did do a short module in art college in film photography and although enjoyed taking the photos and using the camera, i made a mess of the processing and they didn’t turn out so i think for now i will stick to digital.

If you could photograph anything in the world what would it be? Landmark, Country etc.

There are a lot of places on my list, for example a number of European cities, but outside of europe i got to say the Taj mahal in India and Sydney opera house in Australia are two of the places i would like to photograph along with the Golden gate bridge in San Francisco, California, USA. I would also like to return to New York City as I loved my visit back in 2011 and miss it too much.

Biggest Achievement?

Getting to university and graduating has to be one, but also the Abseil I did down the university building and also the numerous 5 and 10 kilometre runs i have done for charity.

Would you consider a video blog?

At the moment i don’t have the software for a video blog and i am not too keen on recording myself talk, but maybe in the future i could consider using video to document my travels.

That is the end of the little Q&A session, thanks to all those that currently read my blog and are subscribers.

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