One year on

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It doesn’t seem like 12 months ago that I started this project. In that short amount of time I have learnt a great deal about what I want to achieve.

Looking back, it has not been an easy ride. There have been weeks when the day job has taken priority over this project. I can’t worry about it too much as the day job pays the bills.

In fact, the more I think about it, there is more advantage than disadvantage about the situation. Spacing out each shoot has given me time to think about what I’m doing and where this is all going. After all, one of the reasons for starting this was so that I could spend more time considering all the different elements that transform a good picture into a great one.

So how has the journey been so far? I knew that it would be a bumpy ride. There would be different paths to choose from along the way.

I hope that one year on I have learnt how to avoid the big potholes and to ride over the smaller ones without getting too knocked about. Getting experience without any pressure from a client or from anyone else is very liberating.

As I go into the second year, I’m aware that the excitement of a new project will soon be a distant memory. But the great thing about photography is that there will always be something new to learn. There is so much more to experience.