My creative progress and current barriers

About 6 weeks ago I wrote a post about my creative plans for 2017/2018. My plans were: Enter one photography competition – Maidenhead and Me (which is also an exhibition) – closing date September 2017 Write and publish an ebook about my creative projects – by May 2018 Continue to write down all my creative…

My August photo challenge 

I haven’t done a photo challenge for a while, so I’ve decided to do another one during August. This time, the theme will be “black & white” – I’ll take a photo each day and then upload it to Instagram with a black and white filter. This is one I’ve been meaning to do for…

31 (ish) days of sky

In January I decided to do another photo challenge, with one difference to previous ones I’ve done. I didn’t tell anyone I was doing it, mainly so I wouldn’t have to post every day or leave updates. This could have backfired on me and made me give up without encouragement, but actually I did see…

Why bother blogging?

I keep seeing updates on Facebook that this time 2 years ago I was doing Come Blog With Me, a daily blogging challenge. And I really enjoyed it. Yet now, I barely blog at all. In fact I haven’t written anything for this blog since July. I’ve posted a few creative snippets elsewhere, but even…

An alphabet of photos

I started writing this post shortly after I finished my November photo challenge. And then things got busy and I didn’t have time to finish it. But finally I’ve had a bit of spare time to edit it and publish it…. So I did it, I completed my month of photos – at least according…

No swimming

Time for another photo challenge…

As autumn arrives and the leaves fall and disappear, I need something creative to make me get out and about in the dark and cold. So once again I’m going to embark on a month of daily photos. I’ve done this quite a few times in the past and always found it to be creatively…

Sky and branches

A month of photos – March 2015

I’ve done a few photo challenges over the last couple of years. The idea is simple – one photo a day – either pick a theme or just choose to take photos of whatever inspires you. I haven’t done one for quite a while, and so during March, I’m going to take one photo a…

Peony

30 Day Challenge – week 1

So in my previous post I explained that I was going to be doing the 30 Day Challenge again, and that started on Sunday 1st June. Here are a few highlights of the first week. My first “exploring” thing was to sit in a local park that I’d not been to before. It’s a town…

Spring sunset

Why we need to do things we love

I’ve noticed the last few weeks I’ve been feeling a bit fed up. Some of that is because it’s been dark and rainy January and February. But the other thing is that I haven’t been doing the things I know I love to do. As part of my 30 Day Challenge and the programme that…

Ravens at the Grand Canyon

What kind of photography inspires you?

There are two photography exhibitions that I like to visit every year to get inspired and learn more about photography. These are the National Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the Landscape Photographer of the Year. This year I also decided to visit a portrait photography exhibition as well, the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize…