Last night I attemoted to photograph the Geminids Meteor Shower in the Lake District. Unfortunately it did not go well…Read More
Tonight will see the peak of probably the best meteor shower of the year so I will be heading out with my camera. In the meantime here’s my experience from last year…Read More
For those that don’t already know, for the past few weeks I’ve been doing a regular feature on my social media every Wednesday called ‘Chat with Chris.’
This is where I go live and chat with whoever turns up about travel, photography, or pretty much anything really. I really enjoy it because not only does it give people a chance to get to know me better but it also gives me the chance to get to know the people who follow me and the people behind the likes and comments I receive.
This week I was on Instagram and I particularly enjoyed it this week because I got other people to join the video as well which was quite fun - the time actually flew by and I didn’t realise that I ended up chatting away for nearly an hour and a half!
I’ve been quieter than usual on Instagram and YouTube lately (ordinarily I would post a video on YouTube on a Tuesday however today I haven’t).
This is because I am busy working away on some changes. Soon I will be launching a brand new website, making some changes to my YouTube channel and, well basically it's going to be a complete relaunch for myself as I take things in a slightly new direction.
Stay tuned…. ;)
Today I heard some advice from a top, professional photographer which I really needed to hear today and anyone wanting to succeed in any creative field should hear….Read More
Today I’ve taken time out from doing any work whatsoever and it’s felt so good…Read More
Christmas in London vs Christmas in Carlisle…Read More
It’s such a good idea to get into the habit of taking photos every day. Which is something I’ve not being doing recently, so I’m changing that as of now….Read More
Something a little different tonight…Read More
Lately I’ve been wanting to take my YouTube channel in a new direction.
I first set up my channel to document my personal journey of quitting my full time job and trying to pursue my goal of becoming a professional travel photographer.
More recently though I’ve been wanting to focus more on travel and adventure in my videos. More videos like my last two from the Lake District and like my series in Orkney.
I am not travelling the world though and money is very tight so nor can I afford to so it’s not going to be the kind of channel where you sit watching someone travel the world and living the dream life and thinking ‘well how can they afford to live like that?’
I firmly believe that there’s always an adventure to be had though. You can find adventure in everything. You can go for a walk or a bike ride somewhere local, somewhere that you’ve not explored before and that can be equally as rewarding.
So that is what I would like to focus more on in my videos and that’s not to say that I wont still share important moments in my journey of trying to build a career as a photographer, just that there won’t necessarily be specific videos talking about how I edit photos or the exact work I’m doing day to day.
That being said yesterday’s video where I went on a local bike ride, so far has not had many views, so that leaves me to question whether I should continue to take things down this new route, or if this video was just a flop and a one off or whether I should stick to focusing more on my journey and the work I’m doing to trying to achieve my dreams.
So I’d really value your feedback on opinions now on which direction I should take my channel. Please leave your comments below and have your say on the future of my channel.
No matter where you live or what your financial situation, you can always find an adventure of some sort; and even when they don’t quite go to plan, they can be just as rewarding.Read More
Back in November, Christmas came early to Edinburgh…Read More
Very soon I will be launching a brand new website….. again. Find out why here…Read More
I decided to go on a nice bike ride today….. Well the intention was ‘nice’, it didn’t quite go to plan though…Read More
When you feel the need to get out and explore but the weather is against you, what do you do…?Read More
See exlcusive photos from one of the best adventures I’ve had in the Lake DistrictRead More
Think serious phtographers HAVE to shoot RAW? Think again!Read More
2019 calendars have now arrived from the printers!Read More
There was such a nice sunset over Carlisle this evening. Shame I wasn’t able to photograph it as well as I would like but here is why it was still special…Read More
A good way to see how you’ve grown as a phootgrapher and give yourself the chance to feel good about yourself…Read More