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Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Welcome...


A fresh new website, and a brand new Blog to get my teeth into. It’s like opening a brand new school book and writing on the pristine, smooth, clean white page for the first time and not wanting to tarnish it with any mistakes or bad handwriting!!

Wow, where do I start?! Hello and welcome I guess. I’m planning to write regular blogs on the whereabouts of my work and what I’m learning along the way and hope that you enjoy not only seeing my own progress but that it is interesting and of some help if you too love photography.

Having my website updated has certainly made me see the huge journey I’ve made over such a small time as I take old images out and put new ‘Turton’ images in. I’ve become so much more open to creativity, more open than ever before. I really hadn’t realised just how stifled I was and yet I still feel there’s a whole lot more to come out. Unlocking it isn’t so easy but I’m enjoying the process of seeing my photography grow, move and change direction. Talking of creativity, something that has really helped me open up is my 365 picture project where since the second of February this year I've committed to taking a daily photo. More often than not these have been taken on my iphone, the first 200 are here and I'm up to number 226 here, check them out and let me know what you think. More on that in future posts ;)

Just recently I went to a two day photographic seminar held by the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP), I came away feeling so inspired and motivated, it was fantastic. I don’t just like my job… I love it and I can’t wait to embark on new projects and new techniques along the way. The people I met there were incredible and so talented, it made me see where I’d like to be in the photography world. If the truth be known, there isn’t ever an end point, but always striving for something better is as near to that end point as I will get and as long as I’m always looking to push forward I have to be improving and learning along the way.

Inspired by the likes of modern photographers Chase Jarvis and Andy Gotts and greats from the past such as Robert Doisneau and Henri Cartier-Bresson I’m like a sponge, soaking it all up. So, what is the aim of the blog? Well, I’d like to be able to see my own progression and I’d love to hear from others about theirs. I’ll be blogging about the likes and dislikes of life in the photography world and things that I discover along the way. Hope you come with me.

Happy snapping.

H.

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