Hi, I'm George. I have the privilege of living in the beautiful countryside of Hampshire but also working in the heart of London. My Photography very much reflects my two different lives. I'm a big family man with two crazy kids that also feature quite heavily in my snaps.
I firmly believe you don't need a DSLR to take a good photo and hence I work primarily with compact cameras. Canon G7X and G16 both fit nicely in my pocket and that’s good enough for me! I take photos purely for the love of it (and the odd self-indulgent "like" on Facebook!) but if you do find yourself wanting some snaps taken with a little bit of heart and soul, feel free to get in touch.
The not very glamourous reality is that if you want to succeed as a photographer you simply have to be willing to take a shed load of photos and be incredibly anti social, possibly annoying. Trial and error still remains the no.1 strategy. For all of you still reading here’s my other basic tips:
Get off Road: Be willing to discover places you’ve never been or seen before. Be brave and be willing to get lost in the Wild!
Get a small camera with a reasonable spec: Most of the time you'll leave the house it won’t be specifically to go and take photos. Frustratingly the best photo opportunities present themselves when you're least expecting it. It’s usually at this point that most people reach for their phones but if you really want to do those moments justice invest in a little compact and keep it in your jacket pocket wherever you go.
Camera Basics: Most modern cameras above £250 have great Auto modes but there will always be a moment where Auto simply won't be good enough. Learning the basics of what Aperture, Shutter speed and Exposure all mean and how they effect your shots is a must. You don't need a course for this - just go out and experiment.
Light: Unless you’re doing silhouette shots make sure light is behind you or at the very least above you. This really is rule no.1 in the idiots guide to photography. With the right light it very rarely matters what camera you’re using. Bright is better especially with portrait shots you want to see the colour of people's eyes.
Perspective: How many people take the picture of a moon and it just ends up …well …being a picture of the moon. Nice as it is you need to give it perspective… have something in the shot that allows people to get a grasp of how large or small your subject is.
Be quick: If you see a good photo opportunity don’t hang around to get the perfect set up. By the time you’ve got your Tripod out and messed around with settings on your Camera the opportunity will be gone. Whether it be a Deer jumping out in front of you or the Sun peeping out behind the clouds act fast people.
Distraction techniques: As I've alluded to already the best photos often come when your subject doesn't notice you're there so get good at distracting them or alternatively learn to be incredibly funny.
Enjoy yourself: If you're pleased with your work be proud of it. Keep challenging yourself with new photography styles. Photography truly excites me and I often can’t wait to get back to my mac to see if I taken any goodies. If taking your Camera out doesn't get you excited this isn’t going to work out.
That’s me done really – I hope it all helps.
One last note. I can't be bothered with the whole watermark thing so if you do want to use (pinch) any of my photos you are very welcome to. In fact I would be honoured if anyone wish to use them - just please make sure you give me credit - quite literally :)
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