I really can't believe how quickly this year seems to have passed. It's incredible to think we're halfway through November and inevitably thoughts have turned towards Christmas. For a photographer like me, who mainly uses natural light for photography this is a pretty dull time of year. The gorgeous autumn colours that covered the ground have been turned to a soggy mush by the wind and rain. Rather than take pictures I'm doing housekeeping and making plans. Naturally I still have a large stock of images and I'll share some of those but new shoots may be a thin on the ground.

Through The Arches WindowThe light was transitioning from golden to bluey grey and the arch offered forground shadow while the tree is still lit by sunlight, I liked the contrast, not to mention the ready made frame.

You may be wondering why this blog is called open for business so I'll tell you. At long last I've published a list of the services I can offer and a basic price list. I've effectively "shut" my Etsy shop because I don't think it was the right place for me or my work. To replace it I've been working on a shop page for my own website. Mostly cutting out the middle man is a better deal for everyone. They will be more on this in future blogs and I imagine some kind of "grand opening"!

Monkeying aroundthree... er ... "wise".. monkeys?

I've also published what I think of as my mission statement , I never want to take the same pictures as everyone else and this statement puts that philosophy out there in black and white. I want to be quirky! A bit random, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I do take pictures at events but they're not always the shots you expect.... you'll rarely hear me shout "say cheese!"

I hope you've enjoyed reading about my plans and of course I'm always happy to hear from people about my work or blogs.

Mark
19th November 2016