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Monthly Archives: August 2021

Test Valley Photography: Summer 2021

2021 has been a year of staying local and re-discovering the Test Valley. I moved back to the area, in which I grew up, in January. Lockdown restrictions, home practicalities and some rather disappointing spring weather meant I didn’t really get a chance to get into the groove with my photography until mid-May but by then I was feeling desperate to make the most of the warmer months to explore with the camera and banish the memory of 2020, a […]

Is the relationship between photography and social media broken?

Once upon a time I had 10,000 followers on Google+. True fact! I was a very early adopter in 2011 and because there weren’t many people sharing nature and wildlife photography on there at the time I gained a great many followers with very little effort. Those… were simpler times! 10 years on, we live in much noisier digital times and my 10K brag now seems pathetic. Youtubers count their followers in millions, mainstream news articles often seem little more […]