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Never give up – The long road to building a blog

I almost decided not to go ahead with this post for fear of being misinterpreted or having people think that I want to quit so early in my blogging career, but not at all….in fact, I want to share with you some thoughts I’ve been having recently. Keep on reading….


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Berlin Night Photography – Lessons Learned

You tend to think you always know how to do something or at least have an idea of how it should be done until you are put to the test. Admittedly I haven’t been practising much night photography lately (as I have been concentrating on capturing more daytime images) and the proof was in the photos I was taking. Keep on reading….


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Lessons Learned – Photographing Churches

Sometimes you have to wait and watch for the perfect opportunities when dealing with photography….Including photographing churches or other religious structures. It can be disheartening at times, I know, when there are obstacles standing in your way such as other buildings, street furniture or even people. Keep on reading….


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Lessons Learned – Cloudy day photography

The typical British cloudy sky does not mean having fun with photography has to stop… or so I kept telling myself when I was out and about this week trying to practice. I put on a brave face and was determined that the weather was not going to derail my photography plans that day.

To tell you the truth I struggled slightly with the camera settings so the exposure for each image was appropriate. I learnt the hard way that playing around with the ISO settings between 400, 800 or even more to let in enough light coupled with perhaps increasing the aperture and shutter speed or even to use a tripod could lead you on the right track. Exposure compensation for overriding what the camera thinks is the best exposure is also another element that can be controlled when dealing with getting the settings for a photo just right. Keep on reading….


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Lessons Learned – Take your time

After recently quitting my 9 to 5 job and immersing myself into pursuing a career in photography full time, as a beginner I know that carving my way on this journey is going to take some time. I guess to some it may be seen as being easy in becoming a photographer, but not so easy in becoming a great one.  Keep on reading….