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.

All Along the Rooftops.

Not long ago I joined a new group on facebook (Leeds Photography Group) after been told by a friend about it. They meet up a few times a month to go out taking photos and on Weds (5 July) I joined them for the Car Park Rooftops meet up.

Here are a couple of photos I have worked on so far.

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. 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Resilient

This is my first weekly challenge post for a while and the first of the year, the subject is Resilient.

Meaning behind the photo i post today, a full house at Elland Road as the winning days continue to return. In past seasons at this stage we would be in a position of dire mid table, but at this time we sit 5th. Good times.

Whitby

Back on the August Bank Holiday I went to Whitby, North Yorkshire with 2 friends for the day. It was a great day out and quite warm too, I took my camera with me to get some photos as the town is so photogenic and as I enjoyed my previous shorter evening visit there with the camera last year, I knew that I would get some good images.

All it takes is snow!!!

Recently I had lost my motivation for Photography (see https://robdphotographer.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/hiatus-from-photography/) and on this blog as well been a little quiet. Since last week was my week off from work I had planned to go out with my camera at least one day in the week and what do you know the day I planned for some Autumn photography shots in the local park turned white, due to a little bit of wintery weather we had overnight.

At first I thought I would stay in and stay warm as the snow was still falling at lunchtime, decided to dig my wellies from the cupboard, wrap up and venture out and to my delight got a couple of good photos, the few below are from my iPhone, as I am yet to get into Lightroom and edit them.

Enjoy the images below and I will be posting the shots from my SLR as soon as I have finished the edits.

I also have the photos from Prague and Whitby on separate posts for this weekend ­čÖé

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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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