My lovely spangly Soviet lens arrived and I set off out to capture some magic!
Totally rubbish results 🙄
The lens sat on a shelf for a while and eventually made it back into my camera bag when I'd promised myself it really needed another outing.
... Days passed
... Weeks passed.
Then one afternoon, whilst wandering in Hembury Woods close to Buckfastleigh, excited by the sun making an appearance after a fairly standard few days of torrential rain, I spotted the shiny lens in my bag and thought 'What the hell!'
"You should always try things twice - the first time you might not have been concentrating, or you might have even just been asking the wrong questions"
The Industar 52mm f2.8 - it's rather good for that 'fairytale' feel 😍
So, the moral of the story is never buy a lens from eBay 🤣 ... there is no moral, just never stop listening, never stop experimenting and never give up on something purely because you couldn't achieve what you wanted the first time 😍
And back to the trip around Belstone!
I wasn't sure there was much I could teach Emily, she already has a style and workflow of her own, but I guess sometimes just wandering and chatting is an interesting way to learn.
Although I'd not seen much of Emily's work, she had seen plenty of mine and hopefully enjoyed my more moody, melancholic approach to landscapes.
In the future, I'll be offering group walks and local workshops to explain the basics of photography.
Please be aware that my style of both photography and teaching will most certainly not be to everyones taste 😂
If you like my work, why not get in touch and we can arrange something!
Slowly getting to grips with this 'Photography Walk' thing, and realising I might actually be able to help people improve their photography (or at least get them to approach things in a different way).
So happy Emily found it useful ... and I got some amazing images!
A win - win 😎