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Only just spotted these mate. They're absoloutely stunning. These could grace the pages of lifestyle type magazines. Have you tried? You're a dark horse mate. What type of camera do you use?
Cheers mate. I've sent a few in the past to magazines such as Lancashire Life and Country Life, as well as Country File, but I'm up against photographers that are much more talented and and artistic than I can ever dream to be.
Add that to the fact that nearly everybody can take a good photo these days with the massive improvement in phone camera technology then It's difficult to get them out there on a big platform.

I'd imagine you are more than capable of taking a great shot, what with your art skills (I remember one or two of your pieces of work from when we were kids. They used to blow me away!) as composition, rule of thirds etc apply in photography as well as traditional art.

I've done a couple of weddings for friends and I was over the moon with how they came out. They were terrifying experiences though, and I will never do another! I'll stick to landscapes and wildlife, I think!

I've got a Nikon D750 with various lenses and filters. As I said, a camera phone can do most of the stuff nearly as well as my camera can, barring the odd couple of tricks and I could have saved myself thousands had I just been getting into it now.
 

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Cheers mate. I've sent a few in the past to magazines such as Lancashire Life and Country Life, as well as Country File, but I'm up against photographers that are much more talented and and artistic than I can ever dream to be.
Add that to the fact that nearly everybody can take a good photo these days with the massive improvement in phone camera technology then It's difficult to get them out there on a big platform.

I'd imagine you are more than capable of taking a great shot, what with your art skills (I remember one or two of your pieces of work from when we were kids. They used to blow me away!) as composition, rule of thirds etc apply in photography as well as traditional art.

I've done a couple of weddings for friends and I was over the moon with how they came out. They were terrifying experiences though, and I will never do another! I'll stick to landscapes and wildlife, I think!

I've got a Nikon D750 with various lenses and filters. As I said, a camera phone can do most of the stuff nearly as well as my camera can, barring the odd couple of tricks and I could have saved myself thousands had I just been getting into it now.
I think you're doing yourself down there mate. I've been teaching art for 20+ years and I can't get shots like that. My Mrs is much better at photography than me, she thinks those pics are amazing. You need an exhibition and some social media pro-mo. I reckon you'd sell those.
Mrs has a Huawei phone and the camera is so good on that she seldom takes out her cannon slr.
It's a hard graft getting yourself established in things creative I have tried with my ceramics which was my specialism on my degree. I didn't get there as it takes time dedication and the ability to bounce back multiple times after knock-backs. In the end I had to get a proper job. You've definirely got something there Nobby. I guess sometimes the busines sside of it can take the shine off something you love doing.
Were you there that day at the youth club when we had a photogrsphy day, they set up a dark room and we went out do take some shots. Pin hole photography in the morning then out and about in our neighbourhood in the afternoon? We got some great pictures that day. Its one ill allways remember. I love Matin Parr's work and i always think of that day when i see his work.

 

nigelscamelcoat

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I think you're doing yourself down there mate. I've been teaching art for 20+ years and I can't get shots like that. My Mrs is much better at photography than me, she thinks those pics are amazing. You need an exhibition and some social media pro-mo. I reckon you'd sell those.
Mrs has a Huawei phone and the camera is so good on that she seldom takes out her cannon slr.
It's a hard graft getting yourself established in things creative I have tried with my ceramics which was my specialism on my degree. I didn't get there as it takes time dedication and the ability to bounce back multiple times after knock-backs. In the end I had to get a proper job. You've definirely got something there Nobby. I guess sometimes the busines sside of it can take the shine off something you love doing.
Were you there that day at the youth club when we had a photogrsphy day, they set up a dark room and we went out do take some shots. Pin hole photography in the morning then out and about in our neighbourhood in the afternoon? We got some great pictures that day. Its one ill allways remember. I love Matin Parr's work and i always think of that day when i see his work.

The leaning tower shot makes me laugh every time I see it.
 
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I think you're doing yourself down there mate. I've been teaching art for 20+ years and I can't get shots like that. My Mrs is much better at photography than me, she thinks those pics are amazing. You need an exhibition and some social media pro-mo. I reckon you'd sell those.
Mrs has a Huawei phone and the camera is so good on that she seldom takes out her cannon slr.
It's a hard graft getting yourself established in things creative I have tried with my ceramics which was my specialism on my degree. I didn't get there as it takes time dedication and the ability to bounce back multiple times after knock-backs. In the end I had to get a proper job. You've definirely got something there Nobby. I guess sometimes the busines sside of it can take the shine off something you love doing.
Were you there that day at the youth club when we had a photogrsphy day, they set up a dark room and we went out do take some shots. Pin hole photography in the morning then out and about in our neighbourhood in the afternoon? We got some great pictures that day. Its one ill allways remember. I love Matin Parr's work and i always think of that day when i see his work.


I remember that well! Wasn't it your throat that the shopkeeper's husband had his hands around after we'd been in there winding their old boxer dog up? We were brats! Somebody got a shot of that if I recall correctly. And yes, the pinhole stuff was brilliant. I remember we we in Holy Cross graveyard doing that and a couple of them turned out with some strange ghostly figures in them. It spooked me a little at the time but I now know it was just lens flare from aiming the boxes into the Sun.

I have managed to sell a few of my bits and pieces, most notably the boathouse and trees reflection shot on Rydal water which is on this thread somewhere. I think that's been bought 10 or 11 times. I think an exhibition may well be a good idea, or maybe join a local photography club. They may be able to point me in the right direction for how to get noticed amongst the crowds.

I need some new stuff to shoot. It's a much taken for granted area around here but I've done Rivington, Anglezarke etc to death. I need to take my gear out around the country with my work really.
 

nigelscamelcoat

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I remember that well! Wasn't it your throat that the shopkeeper's husband had his hands around after we'd been in there winding their old boxer dog up? We were brats! Somebody got a shot of that if I recall correctly. And yes, the pinhole stuff was brilliant. I remember we we in Holy Cross graveyard doing that and a couple of them turned out with some strange ghostly figures in them. It spooked me a little at the time but I now know it was just lens flare from aiming the boxes into the Sun.

I have managed to sell a few of my bits and pieces, most notably the boathouse and trees reflection shot on Rydal water which is on this thread somewhere. I think that's been bought 10 or 11 times. I think an exhibition may well be a good idea, or maybe join a local photography club. They may be able to point me in the right direction for how to get noticed amongst the crowds.

I need some new stuff to shoot. It's a much taken for granted area around here but I've done Rivington, Anglezarke etc to death. I need to take my gear out around the country with my work really.
Yeah we were a bit naughty that day. But you have to do these things in the name of art. Great day that!
I think someone has the photo of me getting throttled.
Definitely think you'd do well with an exhibition. We've just come back from the Isle of Mull-you'd be in your element somewhere like that!
 
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