Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Why Photography Is Such A Great Hobby

Todays article from our friends over at Picture Correct is written by David Tong, who is a freelance photographer, blogger, and writer providing quality and free photography-related tutorials, camera reviews, and Adobe Photoshop tips through his blog and workshops. The article provides an interesting insite into David's photography and has several interesting comments from readers of the article, explaining why the writer enjoys photography. 

It’s a simple question. Why am I taking pictures? What’s so special about photography compared to other visual art forms? I’m not writing this to give you an answer, but I’m sharing why I love what photography does for me and why I think it’s such a great hobby to integrate into my life, which also resulted to me starting a photography blog site.


As I share my personal reasons to these questions and I’d like to encourage you to add yours in the commenting section as well. Feel free to add a link to your blog or gallery for everyone to enjoy as well.

I’m sure everybody has a GREAT story to tell......  To read David's story follow this link to Picture Correct.
From a personal point of view, my first camera was a Brownie Box camera my father gave me when I was about 15 (giving away my age there!) and although I had various cameras since then and took lots of photos on holidays or family events, I did not take it up as a serious hobby in 2010 prior to going on safari to Kenya in the February, and while it is still very much a hobby, I have have been lucky enough to have photographs published in the national and international press including the UK, France and Australia as well in the local press, and I am pleased to show a few of them below.
Three Headed Giraffe
This was the first photo that I ever had published. It is of three giraffes photographed while on safari in Kenya. 
In January 2013 this photo was a finalist in the "Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year" in the Wildlife section. It has also been published in the national press in the UK and Australia as well as several publications throughout the world.

Windsor Guildhall
A night shot of Windsor Guildhall, also known as the Town Hall, showing the light trails of a passing bus. Close to Windsor Castle, the Guildhall was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and finished in 1689. The Guildhall was the venue for the civil wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles on 9th April 2005.
Black Backed Jackal
A black backed jackal in the Serengeti, Tanzania. 
Parliament Building At Night
A nighttime view of the Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest. The light spots above the building are either birds or bats.
Ludlow Castle Chapel And Great Hall
Ludlow Castle, Shropshire, England, showing the Great Hall and the Chapel of St Mary Magdalene with its circular Nave.

As usual, my work is available to purchase as original  Wall Art, in a variety of formats from stretched canvas or framed prints, metal or acrylic prints,or simply as standard prints for you to mount in your favourite picture frame. They are also available as greeting cards or printed onto iPhone or Galaxy phone cases, throw pillows or duvet covers or tote bags or shower curtains. Simply click on the  image and you will be taken to my gallery where you will find full details.

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