About me

I am a student with the Open College of the Arts, studying a BA (Hons) degree in Photography – Liz515728.  Welcome to my blog…

I bought my DSLR camera in August 2015 and haven’t put it down since.  It has become a serious hobby which I enjoy more and more each day.  Normally I am a bit fickle with hobbies but this seems to have stuck. I think it’s because of the unending possibilities. It stretches me and I cannot see a day when I will not learn something about my camera, the world around me or indeed myself as a result of taking photographs.

I work in the financial industry so photography is in stark contrast to my day job but I think that’s why it is even more exciting and appealing, it offers a different perspective on life, a different skill set and if nothing else it offers something else to talk about at work events.

This is my journey, happy to have you along for the ride and please feel free to comment and get involved.  If you see/read something on my blog that you like then tell me and tell me why.  Equally if you see/read something that jars, tell me that too and why it jars.

Discussion, debate and sharing ideas is a route to new creative pathways so it is encouraged.

My Course Details and current stage:

OCA Level 1 units (HE Level 4) Total Credits 120:
– Photography 1 : Expressing Your Vision (Mandatory – 40 units)

My Equipment:

Canon 5D Mk III
Canon 70D
Fujifilm instax mini 8
Fujica 35mm compact camera

Sigma 17 – 50mm f2.8 EX DC OS and hood, fitted with a protective filter (no. 77)
Canon EF 70 – 300m f/4-5.6 ISM USM and hood
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG Macro OS and hood

Lighting and Accessories:
2x 400w PIXAPRO LUMI flash heads with stands
Pro AC wireless trigger and 2 wireless receivers
60cm x 90cm Softbox
33″ translucent white umbrella
7″ reflector
Conical snoot with grid
55 cm silver beauty dish with honeycomb grid and diffuser
45 degree long focus reflector with honeycomb grid

2x Yongnuo YN568EX II speedlites
Yongnuo YN622C-TX E-TTL wireless flash controller
Yongnuo YN622C II E-TTL wireless Flash Trigger Transceiver (x2)
Set of coloured gels, grid and modifiers

Newer 32″ 5 in 1 portable reflector
Sekonic Flashmate L-308S digital light/flash meter
Pro portable heavy-duty backdrop support – 3m by 2.8m
Arctic White creativity photographic studio background paper 180gsm – 1.35m by 11m
XCSOURCE Q-666C Compact tripod
75cm cube tent


2 thoughts on “About me

  1. JandA

    Fantastic that you can realise that there’s another way to view life. Capturing your vision for others to see through a lense and unique perspective is truly a gift & we’re sure you’ll be amazing. From what we’ve seen there’s more than a little potential so we’ll be checking back regularly to see your progress & we’re with you for the journey 150% of the way. Good luck with your endeavours & we look forward to see the results!!!!!


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