Catching Up

Here I am, almost four full months and a new year after my last post.

This isn't going to be a self-indulgent, rambling essay on how busy I've been (I have) or why (baby, puppy, new job) or a promise I now have infinite time for photography (I don't, baby #2 due July). I do apologise to my loyal readers for the lack of content though, and thanks for your patience. It sucks I haven't had the time or admittedly inclination to do much in the way of photography in the latter half of 2016. But I'm moving on :)

Here's a quick preview of some of the things I have planned for this year!

  • Big plans. This is something I've had in the pipeline for a while and I've always been a bit nervous about making an announcement. Probably for fear of failing publicly! Although I'm not going to go into too many details now, I figure that the process of writing my first book might be interesting for you to share in and I'm hoping will give me added impetus to finally complete it! It's a photography book of course!
  • More reviews. Although the big players in the market don't seem to support the smaller bloggers in the UK I'm still going to do what I can, even if need to come out of my own pocket. It's been surprising and flattering to see thanks come in for my older reviews even while I've not been producing new content and this is one of the motivators for keeping it up despite the crappy support I've been shown by the likes of Canon, Nikon & Sony. I'm going to look at more than just mainstream gear too.
  • More focus on photos. I've spent quite a bit of time talking about either gear, events or photography news. Sometimes it's nice to just look at - and talk about - great images. Don't worry, they won't all be my own ;)
  • More YouTube content. This is a big maybe. I love doing it and have lots of ideas buzzing in my head. I really want to improve my videography too but it's such a time-intensive endeavour I'm going to realistically struggle! 
  • More photo projects. Yes, yes - I started and failed to complete my Project 52 but while it lasted, it was a great incentive to get out and shoot. I don't feel like I have anything to prove to myself with a time-based project after my 2013 Project 365 so my motivators will likely be new & different.

That ought to do for now! 

Thanks again for your patience & here's looking forward to 2017!