So much has happened (and not happened) since my last post!
First of all, we did not stay for the craft market in Kingsbury, Aylesbury, on 30th June. The wind and rain was immense, and whilst setting up I could see that our prints would either end up blowing away, or getting wet, or both! So, very sheepishly we said goodbye to the organiser and made our way home, feeling pretty down and dejected.
When we parked back at our shop (my husband's business), we decided to turn the front of the shop into a gallery so that we could display our photos inside, away from the elements. Within about 2 hours, we had stripped all the stock off the slat wall, moved the counter to the side, and brought in the two tables we would have used at the craft market! A short while later, the photos were on the walls!
I am getting really excited about our first event tomorrow! From 10am until 3pm myself and my husband Danny will be at the Aylesbury Craft Fair, Kingsbury, Aylesbury, so if anyone wants to pop by, that would be lovely!
This is the first event that we have done to sell our nature photographs, and I'm really keeping my fingers crossed that's it a success.
I will be posting photos of our stall, including new gazebo and print displays tomorrow. Until then, wish us luck!
Today has been monumentous! I have booked a stall for my first ever art & craft event! I will be at the Handmade & Homemade Craft Market at Jansel Square on Bedgrove, Aylesbury on Tuesday 31st July. The Facebook page for this event is http://www.facebook.com/groups/234338963348563/
I have already ordered mounts for my photos, which should be arriving tomorrow, and I'll be sending the images for print very soon. Excited!!
I have now created my own photography page on Facebook! It's looking a little naked at the moment, but please drop by, take a look and "like" by clicking below, thanks!
Well, once again I have decided to change the look of the website! I have changed the style, as well as my logo, to give a more generic photography feel. I don't want to just be seen as a flower and butterfly photographer. Even though these two subjects are my favourite, I wanted to showcase some other work that I have done, to show my versatility. Here are some examples:
I will be updating the website over the next few days too, with a view to eventually opening a shop for you to buy prints. So, watch this space!
Unfortunately because of ill health during February and March, I had to abandon the 365 Project (as the idea is to take one photo a day) :o( But, not to be beaten I have re-launched the 365 Project as the 2012 Project - to take as many natural patterns and textures as possible, so examples of recent shots are shown below:
To make it a little easier to view, I have split the photos into different categories - just click on the images above to be taken to the corresponding Galleries. Alternatively, click to see the 2012 Project Page
, and go from there! More photos will be added shortly, as well as more info over the whole website! So far there are 154 images in this project, with more to be added very soon!
I've actually found the last few days quite interesting, with the snowfall, and ice, although my chosen photographs have not been as predictable as I thought:
I am particularly proud of my shot of the bullrush head, expelling it's seeds into a gentle winter breeze, taken Saturday afternoon, by a pond next to a main road! To anyone else walking by, this spectacle would have been an inconvience. The seeds were being blown all over the place, and would they would have landed on people's clothes and in their hair!
But for me, it was wonderful! And I took quite a few backlit shots that really show off the textures in the head of the bullrush and also in the fluffy seeds. This was a photo opportunity that I wasn't expecting!
The other shot I am liking a lot is the beech leaf. I am not quite sure what type of creature eats its way through the leaf in such a creative, geometrical manner, but it instantly became my shot of the day! This was also shot close to home, so it's amazing the textures and patterns that can be found on your doorstep!
Until next time... happy 'toggin'
A little later than planned but the February Gallery is now up and running for the 365 Project. Although the weather has been pretty harsh so far this month, it has given me a whole new pallette of patterns and textures to choose from. And a long walk in local countryside also turned up an unexpected, but interesting feather shot. Here they are:
So, check out the February Gallery
, and let's see if the weather they forecast for the weekend (lots of snow Saturday), gives me the opportunity to take some more interesting shots! I promise I'll update the Gallery more often soon!
Plus, watch out for a competition
at the end of March to mark the end of the first quarter of my project!!
I am so over the moon to be given the opportunity to have been appointed Programme Secretary for my local Camera Club, ImageZ, that I had to post something on my blog before I burst!
My husband and I haven't been members of the club for very long, but we have been welcomed with open arms and enthusiasm, and practically feel like part of the family. I have had so much fun at the club, learning new skills in areas of photography that I hadn't looked into before, making new friends, and obviously the greatest confidence boost of having my photographs considered for a regional competition as well as being made Programme Secretary. I am jumping into the role with both feet and have already secured an evening meeting during the Summer.
For anybody interested, please check out the club websitewww.imagezcameraclub.co.uk
and look around the website of the friendliest camera club I've ever been too (and believe me, I've been to a few!)
Will keep you all posted as to how I'm getting on in my new "job"!
I have re-vamped the flower photos on the site, with new watermark, and also added some new ones:
Because of the horrible cold weather at the moment, not to mention the snow, I am now spending time reworking the website and adding more content. Next on the list is to add more information to the Locations section, and add more Non-Native Butterfly shots - I think I've got my work cut out!