2016. Another year has gone- where?! It’s that time to look back through the year and pick out a few of the highlights. I’ll throw in some of my favourite images taken throughout the year in this post and offer some insights into the year. I’ll try not to ramble on too much.
February saw a trip to Southwold. A nice early wake up call was had to capture the sunrise on a very chilly winter morning!
A misty March morning along one of my favourite 'corridors' in my local forest.
May saw the Phantom enter my camera 'line-up'. What an amazing bit of kit it is. I'll hopefully write a blog post sometime soon about 'drones' ... it's a quadcopter!
Back in July, 3 years of study came to end and I graduated with a First in BA Photographic Practice. I can’t believe it has gone so fast and now i’m back working for the University instead of studying there. The course was great and has taught me a lot about the photographic industry. From using 35mm to large format film, darkroom printing and processing to digital SLR and digital medium format systems, I can thoroughly say I have gained a wealth of knowledge.
In June our final year exhibition was held, which was a great experience to be able to take part in. Thousands of visitors and leading industry experts were invited to come along and view the exhibition, where I received a lot of good feedback (which is always nice). More about the exhibition can be read here along with a preview video of my installation.
Following our final year exhibition, I was able to take part in the Free Range exhibition which takes places at The Old Truman Brewery, London. This again was an incredible experience to be able to take part in, alongside many other recent graduates from Universities all around the country. Again, more can be read here in this blog post.
'A Walk in the Woods'. Some summer experimentation using ICM - Intentional Camera Movement.
A holiday in August to Lynton/ Lynmouth gave me a few opportunities to shoot some long exposures at the coast.
Fortunately, the Perseid Meteor shower fell at the same time I was there. An unforgettable experience to be able to witness. Thanks (and sorry) to the camper van owners - it gave a perfect focal point at the heart of the Valley of the Rocks, although it probably did spook them out a bit wondering what we were doing at that time of night!
September wasn't the best month. A very wet, grey, horrible day gave an opportunity to experiment with some multiple exposure photography.
A quick trip to the lakes in October. Gorgeous autumnal colours were had, overlooking Ullswater.
The end of November brought along some lovely frosty mornings.
Low lying sun in December gives some really nice light over the River.
And to finish off December, we had some stunning frosty misty mornings, giving a great opportunity to capture the last few days of the year.