I can be pretty useless at this but it’s not my fault.
We need more hours in a day, and I need more energy and motivation during those hours.
It’s over a year since I set up this blog and if I’m totally honest with myself it should hold a lot more weight. There is a hard drive here with “potential” written all over it, but I don’t think I’ve unlocked that yet. My photographic experiences go back to about 2010 I guess although every few months I learn something completely new and I feel like I’m a newbie all over again. That new challenges really do help to keep things interesting when taking photos, but maybe I should try to keep on top of it on here too. The main question for me is always “what do i talk about next?”. I prefer the practical side of most things and that’s no different with photography. In the early days a lot of what I learnt was through some great books by Scott Kelby and Bryan Peterson, both of whom just know how to speak my language. Some textbooks are just ugh. More recently I’m finding that reading doesn’t do a lot for me so my attention moves to Youtube. Even then, if the tutorial video is over 20 minutes long then you can forget it. I need bitesize. Because of my need, I just kind of assume that everyone else operates in that way, so when it comes to blogging I find that I hit a point pretty quickly (often less than 250 words) where I just stop and tell myself to shut up and post some pics. That’s unlikely to change, so what do I blog about next? I have so many options!
Every time I get out and photograph something new, whether that be a cityscape, a wintery scene, a wedding, a baby shoot, some street art, street photography, whatever it may be, that short term excitement makes me want to cover the internet with what I’ve done so I go out and flood Facebook, instagram, flickr, viewbug and 500px with my favourite images, as well as sending a few through to other sites where I could potentially reach a bigger audience who would like some of my work on their wall. The blog is the last thing that I even consider.
Currently in a non existant queue, just waiting to go on here are my rambles about the Gower Peninsula, the Brecon Beacons and Waterfall Country, Newcastle and the North East, Bristol, half of a wedding portfolio builder day, an entire actual factual wedding, 4 newborn/baby shoots, London, London, London, more London, Paris, London again, and London, more about phone photography, something about instagram, something about those who influence me, other photographers that I know and admire, Kent, Europe, and this list goes on.
If anyone reading this has any ideas or requests please do feel free to comment below or maybe contact me through my facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/dandavidsonphotography
Also feel free to follow me on instagram where my handle is @dangleberrydan7
Last but not least; this is a photo blog and I’ve not posted a photo tonight so here’s a little montage of something I spotted out on my wanderings.