Expectation Is Everything (5 Killer Questions To Shake Up Your Photography)

Disappointment can be tough to take. In my personal experience, the times I've felt most disappointed and frustrated have been when the gap between my expectation of something, and the cold harsh truthful reality of it, has been at its widest. With this in mind, I wondered about a way to keep my expectations more… Continue reading Expectation Is Everything (5 Killer Questions To Shake Up Your Photography)

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24 Lessons (Part 2) From 24 Months Of Photo Blogging

It's been 24 months since I launched 35hunter. This is the second of two posts reflecting on what I've learned during that time - about blogging, about photography, and about myself. The first part focused mostly on the blogging side, and this post is predominantly about my photography. So here are 12 photography lessons I've… Continue reading 24 Lessons (Part 2) From 24 Months Of Photo Blogging

24 Lessons (Part 1) From 24 Months Of Photo Blogging

My first post debuted on 35hunter back in December 2015. Now, some 24 months and 110 blog posts later, it seems a good time to reflect on what I've learned - about blogging, about photography, and about myself. This started as a single post, but quickly meandered in excess of 2000 words. The final tally… Continue reading 24 Lessons (Part 1) From 24 Months Of Photo Blogging

Just Don’t Ask Me Which Camera I Used

Along my camera journey of the last few years I've simplified and let go in a number of ways. In the earlier days of 35hunter, when I posted a photograph I would add a caption that included the camera, lens and film used, whether it was expired, what ISO I shot it at, and sometimes… Continue reading Just Don’t Ask Me Which Camera I Used

Giving Thanks

For just over seven years, I've had a daily (morning) practice of yoga. Over time it's evolved to include meditation at the beginning, and simply giving thanks. All the latter involves is verbalising (at least in my head) five things I'm thankful for at the end of the yoga. Others call this kind of act "daily gratitudes"… Continue reading Giving Thanks

These Three Photographs – Street Strangers

This is the third in this new series called These Three Photographs, where I share three photographs on a similar theme and talk about what they mean to me. This time around, street strangers. As a brief background, I hardly ever take any photographs of people outside of my immediate family. I love the IDEA of… Continue reading These Three Photographs – Street Strangers

Eight Golden Rules For Rewarding Photography

I'm a firm believer that limiting your creativity encourages it to flourish. Plus, having a pretty minimal and simple outlook in life in general, guidelines support this too. It's the opposite to having unlimited choice. Whilst initially this freedom seems like some kind of nirvana, for me it usually ends up with overwhelm and anxiety,… Continue reading Eight Golden Rules For Rewarding Photography

My Camera, My Notebook, My Sketchbook

Some years ago, when my main creative outlet was poetry, I always had a small notebook close by to jot down poetic fragments that came to me. Then, during more scheduled and longer sessions, I'd flick back through the excerpts and see if the rest of the poems were ready to emerge from me to… Continue reading My Camera, My Notebook, My Sketchbook

Should All Of Your Photographs Look The Same?

It's a common belief that any accomplished artist has their own unique signature style, instantly recognisable at a glance. Think about your favourite writers, poets, singers or painters. They likely have a strong, personal and distinctive voice throughout their work. But what about photographers? Is it something we should strive for too? Put another way, should… Continue reading Should All Of Your Photographs Look The Same?

These Three Photographs – Cars

In person I might be a little shy on conversation, but give me a written platform and I can ramble for hours. Whilst common blogging wisdom might say share short posts often to get most reach and response from your readers, I generally write much longer posts, and less frequently. So to punctuate the inevitable… Continue reading These Three Photographs – Cars