The Light Fantastic's PhotoBlog

Every so often you see a photographer's work that really inspires you, and makes you want to challenge yourself to emulate their style or approach as part of…

Working in London, as I was getting into photography it seemed too good an opportunity to pass up to take a camera in with me for a few shots at lunchtimes or…

Photographing in woodland or forests is so frustrating! I assume that I'm not the only one who finds this? Such fantastic places to explore and spend time in,…

The camera club that I belong to organises get-togethers through the summer to give people the opportunity to get out-and-about taking photographs as a group.…

It sounds obvious, but I love to take my camera with me when I travel, for multiple reasons. Mostly I intend on using it to document the trip, create some…

2017 was the year that I started to get genuinely interested in photography as a hobby. I'd been on-and-off interested for a number of years, but after my wife…

How many people getting into photography haven't, at some point, looked up at the moon on a spectacularly clear evening and thought about getting a shot? And…

All genres of photography have been a learning curve for me, but the one that has surprised me the most is 'macro'. It seemed relatively straight-forward - no…

There is so much that I enjoy about photography. What drives me is to continue to improve my skills, and create better images; but that is just the cherry on…

Like many who enjoy photography, I found myself investigating a number of free photography competition websites. Early on I found these to be intriguing. They…

The biggest boost to date of my photographic journey was joining the local Camera Club. Through Autumn and Winter they run a weekly series of events,…

I've always loved looking up at the stars. As a child, on holiday on a summer's evening I would spend hours just staring up at them - trying to comprehend the…

When exploring big cities with my camera, I can't help be drawn to the architecture of the buildings and structures that I am walking past. There is certainly a…

2020 was a year of cancelled plans and disruption, but we were lucky enough to have booked a trip to Scotland in early summer that we were still able to go on.…

Through the madness of 2020, I sought respite and solace in photography. Not actually taking photos - as that would have required being able to go outside or…

Welcome back! For those who missed my first post (Introduction), I'm planning on spending the year writing about my favourite photos taken to date, while I use…

Hello, and welcome to the first of what I hope will be many blog posts here! At the start of this year, I saw a number of people set themselves a 365-challenge:…
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