Outside Wandering

Do you think about your photos before leaving the house or just wing it?

Wherever I am in the world, I love to explore and often just go out on walks with my camera with the eager eyes to take an epic photograph, one that will write me into the history books.

Constantly shooting is always a good thing when you’re claiming to be a photographer but if you just go out and fire off without thinking, I don’t find it produces much value. Equally, if you go out with the intention of getting just one particular single shot, you might not get it and find yourself never taking a photo.

So at what point do you draw the line between capturing a particular shot and keeping your eyes open to spontaneity?

Personally, I find it best to have a general theme, for example: people, nature or shapes.

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Theme: Long Exposures during the day

If you do however see something incredible happening, don’t say no just because it doesn’t tie in with your theme!

It just just helps to guide you along which you’ll find is more enjoyable, because you’ll know what you’re doing… sort of.

Where there is no vision, the people perish – Proverbs 29:18

Switching Sites

Squarespace was originally my choice for website creation and it was pretty easy to use, there’s a lot of customisation options and I don’t have any complaints. The thing is that I’ve been working on trying to make things simpler, but I found myself adding new pages, constantly changing themes and still been unhappy with the result. I was on the verge of deleting everything, going back to the start and really asking myself what I was trying to do, and then my renewal notice came….

The price of everything had been increased.

So I investigated and discovered that due to a deactivation of my account for a couple of weeks last year (because my card details had changed), I was no longer on my original, much cheaper, plan.

I accept responsibility for my lack of awareness over my finances (I think I’m much better now) but this event helped me to decide to delete my account and start afresh on WordPress.

All life is an experiment, the more experiments you make the better – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’ve only just started figuring out how to use all this but the idea is to simplify my content to three headings, that will most likely overlap one another!

  • Photography – It’s my primary passion, I love taking photos and will share here what I used to create a photo, how I’ve learnt to do things and ideas for projects, etc.
  • Travel – It’s a passion that joins in very well with the primary! Here I’ll share photos and details of my explorations as I attempt to see more of this world, whether it be more of a single city or the next 100 countries I travel to.
  • Lifestyle – My thoughts, wondering, everything else I can’t claim to be primarily photography or travel.

 

So what’s your thoughts on website hosts?

Do you prefer Squarespace or WordPress?