Photography Tips #16: 7 Easy Rules of Composition

It’s been a while since I’ve written about photography and it is still one of the biggest parts of my life… so here are some of the things I have learnt over the past 8 years. *** Photography composition takes a beautiful photo and makes it great. It also makes you slow down the snappingContinue reading “Photography Tips #16: 7 Easy Rules of Composition”

Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #3

And so the saga continues. After being introduced to various aspects of coffee in Europe, see back to my Café and the Continent Post, I thought it may be good to share my thoughts on the Canada Coffee culture as its certainly…. different. *** Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #3 Canadian Coffee Culture Ordering CoffeeContinue reading “Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #3”

Snapshots #12: Welsh Riviera

I love and hate having friends across the world, some closer to home than others, but always there to visit and talk to. North Wales is no exception to this rule, seeing as recently I’ve almost hopped over the border to England. This trip took me right onto the North Coast to Rhyl and Llandudno.Continue reading “Snapshots #12: Welsh Riviera”

Portmeirion Day Trip

It’s a common theme, my adventurous trips to get away from it all. Yet, I can not stress the importance of taking a step back from my intense work life. Enjoy the world and life we are given. As the last couple of months has been a series of heavy deadlines mixed with a series ofContinue reading “Portmeirion Day Trip”

Theatre Photography Tips

There is nothing I like more than lying on the floor and not having to worry about things. Maybe my nihilist approach to life does have its benefits. The angle from the floor under theatre lights does something magical for me. Living by the 45-degree rule in photography and by application the rest of myContinue reading “Theatre Photography Tips”

Visiting Bamburgh in Winter

A weekend away with no internet and good friends is something everyone should do throughout the year. Last time I was in the foggy Lake District with good friends and a rabbit. This time the escape took up right to the top of Northumberland in the seaside town of Seahouses. As well as visiting BamburghContinue reading “Visiting Bamburgh in Winter”

January Ambleside Amble

Fortunately, I got the opportunity to visit a couple of friends up in the Lake District and Lancashire Area. Hill walking has never been a main ambition of mine with the idea of walking up the hill means the inevitable walk back down. But I did it. Here is my January Ambleside Amble My friendContinue reading “January Ambleside Amble”

Welsh Border Castle Adventure

As a farewell to 2016, and a premier adventure of the Welsh Borders, Tom and myself took the a470 and a479 along the borders down to Chepstow to check out the historic sights. For a Welsh Border Castle Adventure. Being December, a lot of places aren’t open to the public but are still able toContinue reading “Welsh Border Castle Adventure”

Café Culture and the Continent

Winter days are always better with a good hot beverage. This goes across the world I am sure. Just a skip over the channel, the French do coffee properly. So here is my post on Café Culture and the Continent. More Normandy Posts here! If you’re more comfortable at home with your tea, out andContinue reading “Café Culture and the Continent”

Aquarium Photography Tips

I can not explain how much I love aquariums. Any size aquarium from the large sea life centres to smaller coastal centres and all those in between. I got to go to the Blue Planet Aquarium near Chester to try out some Aquarium Photography Tips. Of course, I took my camera along with me likeContinue reading “Aquarium Photography Tips”

American Football Sports Photography

Being an unconventionally British sport, American Football is steadily growing in popularity in the U.K. Mainly based at universities and community teams, the sport combines the best bits of speed, hard hits, and strategy. Taking photos of this sport is no different from other pitch sports, but note that it is more a of theContinue reading “American Football Sports Photography”

Bar 46 New Bar in Aberystwyth

This isn’t my usual type of Blog post, but I just wanted to set a few things straight. Aberystwyth is notoriously known for its pub scene boasting an impressive number of pubs for a small coastal town, but finally, a bar has opened that is perfect for everyone including sports teams. It’s hard for socialContinue reading “Bar 46 New Bar in Aberystwyth”

Bonfire Night, Fire and Magic

In the U.K. it has become a strange tradition to remember the 5th of November. As Brits, we are accustomed to the turnover of November with the smokey haze of bonfires, fireworks, and sparklers. Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire night, or Firework night commemorates that time some disgruntled catholic joined a plot to blow up ParliamentContinue reading “Bonfire Night, Fire and Magic”

Lacrosse Sports Photography

After an action-packed first week of lectures, matches, cheer, and editing I can finally take a little extra time to reflect on my new experiences. This week with some Lacrosse Sports Photography. The University has many many sports teams from sports I’ve never heard of like Korfball to the more common sports such as FootballContinue reading “Lacrosse Sports Photography”

Summertime Unfitness

Getting back into the university routine means getting my study on, sitting in the library watching the rain out of the window, and of course, getting back into the sports training routine. As summer saw no activity leading to my Summertime Unfitness. My fantastic timetable is made up of 3 hours a week, this givesContinue reading “Summertime Unfitness”

Sports Photography Netball Edition

Sports Season is back! Heading back inside with the onset of rain, wind, and cold brings new and exciting challenges to me as a photographer. Luckily I can move indoors, this time with my Sports Photography Netball Edition. Last week I photographed my first BUCS Netball game. From not playing netball since maybe my earlyContinue reading “Sports Photography Netball Edition”

Preparing for University Sports Season

Now that the ferocious partying of freshers has passed, it’s time to get back into the swing of things at university and knuckle down for the final year of my undergrad. Not its time to start Preparing for University Sports Season. This term I’ll be working with more sports teams and hopefully more events andContinue reading “Preparing for University Sports Season”

Phone vs. Camera

Today I decided to switch out my DSLR for using the camera on my smartphone. In a fun game of Phone vs. Camera. Phone vs. Camera I have an iPhone 5s. I had an accident with my iPhone 6 where the folding in half rumor actually came true. Looking up the specs on the appleContinue reading “Phone vs. Camera”

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