The Light Fantastic's PhotoBlog

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:…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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,…
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