Monday 2nd July 2018
Last week I received an email in from another photographer inviting me on a shoot. This has started to happen every now and then but I often find myself having to decline; I am not sure everyone understands just how busy I am or how precious my time at home with Helen is.
However, on this occasion I decided to accept the offer, mostly because the shoot will be mid week and close to where I work in Scotland.
I have wanted to meet up with some of the people who watch my videos for some time and so I am very excited to finally be able to do just that!
I released the ‘Summer Solstice’ video that I shot when down in Devon with Julian and Gareth at lunchtime.
Julian, Gareth and I released our videos at the same time. The early signs are that mine is not going to break any records. I’m blaming the World Cup!
It is interesting to see that the view counts on all three videos are pretty even with Gareth pulling out a slight lead and me lagging behind Julian.
Views on yesterday’s video are still very low but I have pulled away from the other two.
I really don’t understand – who is watching my video and then not watching their’s? Their videos are so good – far better than mine in my opinion.
YouTube. I just can’t figure it out.
I made the decision to leave Britain’s Talent earlier in the week. The group was set up in order to share other people’s images on Instagram in order to promote their work and I joined last year just before starting my YouTube channel.
With all the work that I have been putting into YouTube and now IGTV I felt that I couldn’t give it the attention that it deserves any more. I wish them well.
I was up early for a shoot at Haweswater this morning. Was shooting a video for IGTV in which I was trying to take a photograph to tell the story about the dry spell that we are having.
Once I was back home I released my first ever IGTV video. It’s early days, too early to tell how things might unfold, but I remain optimistic.
In the evening I popped over to Burton in Kendal to meet up with David Dixon who is up staying with his sister. I was collecting a print that I have bought off of him to hang in my ‘rogues gallery’; a collection of photographs by some of the guys that I have met since starting on YouTube.
I think all these early mornings are starting to take their toll. I was absolutely knackered last night so I decided not to go out and I also treated myself to a lie in this morning.
I took the opportunity to have a day away from photography and feel much more motivated for tomorrow morning’s shoot.
When I get back from tomorrow morning I have to head straight over to Halecat where I am shooting some stills and a short video about the open day at Abi and Tom’s Nursery.
I’ll be out all day on Sunday, I’ll fill you in on how I got on next week…