I have received a lot of criticism for shooting the wider landscape in less than favourable conditions. This week I try my hand at more intimate compositions in an effort to improve my shot selection with mixed results.
Making a start on my ‘hand of man’ project designed to showcase the positive effect that man has had on the Lake District landscape.
Part of the reason for trying to become a full-time landscape photographer was to be able so spend more time with my parents. This week I headed to Boscastle to spend a week with my mum shooting the north Cornwall coast.
After a difficult couple of weeks I can feel my confidence starting to return. It can’t be a coincidence that I am less focused on my own photography and more interested in ensuring other that people get the shot!
I knew that going full-time as a landscape photographer was going to be a rollercoaster ride. But fortunately I have the support of a few good friends.
One thing is for certain, landscape photography is not boring. This week I am treated to some of the most spectacular conditions that I have ever photographed as well has having my patience tested by ignorant campers and gale force winds.
With the euphoria of my first week as a full-time landscape photographer behind me it was time to get knuckle down and get on with some work. But completely unexpectedly this week’s video appears to be doing rather well.
Having made the decision to go full-time as a landscape photographer my first week has been a long time coming. Oh but what a week it was!
The story behind my decision to leave my job in IT and try to follow my dream of becoming a professional landscape photographer.