Starting out, moving on in photography
If you are reading this, then you already have an interest in Photography. and you may have read my previous article. Like may of us, you probably started with snaps of your family, and moved on to pictures of places when you went out on trips. And now you want to go further, but you look at the photos in National Geo, or other photo magazines and think you can't do that.
Anxiety, depression, Social media. not really a good mix is it? or is it? The modern world has made us more connected, and at the same time, less connected. The contradiction of the online world is that we engage via text, and image with people, many of whom we will never meet In Real Life.
Servant of Cats 3
Charles, and the seagull. Hull, where the people who adopted Charles lived, has a population of feral Seagulls, these large birds have seldom seen the sea, most live near refuse tips, or near the docks. Once in a while, one makes its way inland to see what it can scrounge in the city.
The City that started the end of slavery.
The city where I live has many claims to fame. Once home to the largest fishing fleet in Europe, Once the home of England's biggest whaling Fleet. The City that refused the entrance of King Charles I, widely regarded as the first act of the English Civil war. But its Proudest claim is to be the Home of William Wilberforce. The man credited with bring an end to the slave trade in Britain, and then on to the rest of the world, eventually.
Find your voice
Just starting out on Vocal? Have lots of things to say but do not know which community to add to? Not sure how to put your thoughts down on paper, or screen, in 600 words? Do not worry, all of us have been there. Here are a few hints, tips, and encouragement on how to get the bug and persevere.
For the love of the image
There is an abundance of advice online, and in books on photography. How to set up the camera, White Ballance, Aperture, Shutter speed, Exposure, depth of field, Filters, Lenses, camera types. the list can be endless and it can be daunting to an amateur or someone starting out in Photography.
Living with the Black Dog
I found the description of depression as the Black dog a while ago. It was presented in comic format. It resonated so much with me, that image, and the explanation that I have referred to my reoccurring periods of depression as ' visits from the black dog' ever since.
I have been transferring my Cat stories to vocal since I joined a few weeks ago. The stories are of cats that have owned me, ( you do not own a cat, they choose and own you, people who live with cats will agree with this), and others I know. Some are funny, some tragic, and some like this remind you that sometimes good comes from bad.