Neuadd Reservoir

My Landscape Photography Journey has begun…

In Photography, Videos by Glyn2 Comments

So now that I’ve finished writing the latest book and it’s with the publishers, I can finally start my 12 month Landscape Photography Project; in fact last weekend I did exactly that.

I’ve included a video below that explains what this is all about, but in a nutshell this is a project solely for me. In my time as a Photographer I’ve never tackled landscapes and that’s purely because up until fairly recently it was never on my radar. First and foremost I’m a Portrait Photographer and that’s what I’ve always done but there’ something in me that now makes me want to photograph the landscape.

Maybe it’s because I love the outdoors and of course love photography, so now feels right to combine the two but also I want to create pictures that I would proudly hang on the walls in our home. You see, as a portrait photographer my pictures are generally of clients or of people I have photographed for a project, or a book etc… Of course it would be different if these people were family members but 99.9% of them aren’t. I’d happily have them on the walls in my studio but not the walls of my home. Does that make sense?

For my first outing I was over on the Brecon Beacons in Wales. The day before I spent time with friends Anthony Crothers and Ian Munro where we drove around doing a recce deciding where I could go early the following morning … finally deciding on the Lower Neuadd Reservoir.

Getting up at 3.30am having got my head down at 12.30am was an interesting but necessary commitment I know I’ll have to get used to (certainly during the summer months) but hey … it’s all part of the process if I want to get the best light possible.

My first picture I’m kind of ‘hmmm’ about; I like it for a start but am very much looking forward to seeing how I approach the exact same location in 12 months time when I return; that I think will be a great test to see how much I have developed.

Neuadd, Wales

I learned loads just from the first outing; the amount of unnecessary kit I took with me for starters, but here’s the video I put together to give you a look at where I was and what I got up to…

Tomorrow I’ll post a look at the kit I’ve put together for this new landscape photography venture but just so you know I will be keeping a diary of how I get on with each outing so any advice you can pass on from what you see would be great.

Thanks in advance
Glyn

Comments

  1. Stunning countryside and beautiful video for us to watch as you start your landscape photography journey…just wanted to pop in to wish you luck…looked wall worthy already to me… It will be great to see a similar video in a year’s time but with the addition of your wife sitting on a picnic blanket sipping a cool drink and your dog running around happily in the beautiful countryside

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      It really is a fantastic place and I’m so looking forward to spending more time there over the coming 12 months and beyond 🙂

      Thanks so much for the well wishes but yeah I agree…the picture in 12 months with the addition of Anne and a dog (or 2) would be the icing on the cake.

      Thanks again Susan

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