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2010 in Photographs

2010 is the year that photography, a long-standing hobby of mine, returned in force to my pastimes:

  1. I first did proper "modelled" photography

    Excluding a very short spell of promotional photography at university for a dramatic production, this is the first time I have had someone stand in front of the camera with the specific aim of them being the subject of the picture. I'd not directed a model, and suddenly I had two. Practice, practice, practice!

  2. I stood in front of a camera as a "model"

    I don't run away from a camera, but thanks to the amazing lady, Justine, I gained enough confidence to step in front of it as a "model". I know I'm not the most conventionally attractive man, but that's not always the point of beauty in my images.

  3. the imagery became a little more adult and sexually charged

    There are few things more evocative and yet difficult to portray sensitively than the nude form. I have a lot to learn about light.

  4. I spent a more serious amount of money on glass and flashes

    No more kit lenses!

  5. I returned to my roots of photography

    I first became interested in taking pictures when I was a member of the RSPB's Young Ornithologists' Club. Time to take more bird photographs!

  6. I began experimenting with alternative lenses

    What started with the pinhole bodycap has become a collection of altered or vintage lenses.