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The Photography World – Where have I been?

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but if you listen to contemporary science, it says out of sight, out of mind. Regular exposure to someone or something is what makes us fall and stay in love apparently. Now I don’t know what really happens, but I do know that somethings just won’t leave you alone, no matter how long you’re gone.

Photography hey, I still love it. Yes, it’s been hard to recapture the excitement and enthusiasm I first had for it after a trip to Paris in April 2010, but nearly 7 years on, and I still keep coming back. 

I used to blog and post photographs regularly, but in the end, I just fizzled out. A travel photographer hasn’t got to worry about any of that. They can keep blogging as long as it takes them to run out of places in the world to visit, but for other people, the constant inspiration is hard to consistently find. I live in Newbury, Berkshire, and whilst I have nothing but good things to say about my hometown, it’s not exactly Venice. It has a nice canal though.

I checked my Adobe Lightroom Library and it shows that between September 2015 and September 2016, I took no photos at all. Photography was not really in my mind at all then. I’d become interested in other fields such as personal development, which though I am still interested in, I have learned to pursue along with my passion for photography.

Things started to change for me around the middle of last year, when I began working with a local architect to produce images for their website and marketing materials. I wasn’t sure at first if I wanted to go back down the photography route (and if I could make money doing it) but I have done several shoots for them since, and it has been an absolute blast. I relaunched my KelbyOne membership (photography training site) last November, and my drive and passion for photography has come back intact. All the work I have done since September has been business, but I am keen to rekindle my artistic photography work as well.

I am thrilled from the feedback on my Facebook page (and the new followers) that people still enjoy my photography, and I want to be on here as much as I can, sharing my thoughts and of course, providing lots of photos. I have included a selection of my recent architectural shots here. I hope you like them!

All the best,

Pete

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