Picking favourites from your own work can feel like an almost impossibly difficult task so in true end of year review style, I’ve raided my Flickr favourites from 2016 and come up with a list of images, in no particular order, that made an impact or difference to me during the last year from other photographers.
Following up from an outstanding workshop in Snowdonia back in April with Greg Whitton (You can read all about that one BY CLICKING HERE), as soon as the batteries were running low again I thought it was time for another go in the Lake District. There’s nothing quite the Lakes in autumn, though it has to be said I really wasn’t coming for the trees and colour, but for the opportunities afforded by the potential for quickly changing light and weather. But after the amazing light of Snowdonia surely I couldn’t be that lucky twice right?
I’m always looking for ways to improve or evolve my photography. As much as the application of photographic technique very much depends on the individual, their interpretation and level of creativity, it is unfair to think all cameras are equal and offer the same opportunities. The D500 provides some complimentary options to a full-frame landscape kit that I wasn’t expecting and it’s now been in my hands for the last 24 hours…
You’d have to be blind as to what has happened to the UK in the last couple of weeks or so. If the news of Britain’s seeming imminent departure from the EU doesn’t bother you one way or other then what has happened to Sterling and the Japanese Yen recently might.
We’d all like every photography discussion to be about art and personal interpretation (I’ll do another blog post soon on this subject to balance things up) but you can’t get around the fact that without cameras there is simply is no photography at all (unless you’re someone like Paul Kenny!) so to conveniently ignore this fact seems both futile and a bit silly. In fact you’d have to be blind to the equipment allegiances that we form as photographers, I maintain that my own quest is that of product and image quality over any particular brand – it just so happens to be that Nikon seem to provide almost everything I need in spades for landscape photography.
It’s 5am, dark, I haven’t eaten, it’s zero on the temperature gauge, even though it’s the middle of April there’s plenty of snow underfoot, the equivalent of a small child is clinging to my back (my camera gear, not Greg), head torches are an essential requirement and for some reason I’m scrambling up the base of a ridiculously steep hill in Snowdonia asking myself for all the world what on earth I’m doing there.
New Year, and the first magazine feature of 2016 in Amateur Photographer Magazine on 16th January…
It’s that inevitable time of year again when there’s a moment to breathe, take in the year and reflect on some of best photography from 2015. This particular list is drawn from my Flickr favourites and just because your photography doesn’t feature here, doesn’t really mean anything, these are just 20 images that particularly caught my eye this year on Flickr – the rest of them can be seen BY CLICKING HERE.