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Andrew Smith
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First real cold of the winter
Breaking the ice this morning. Back from the mornings ride. My toes are painful. Winter has finally arrived. And with it the problem of keeping warm on a budget. I'm sure there are a lot of expensive clothing solutions available. But cycling clothing is ver...

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How many is too many?
I was talking to a friend who has just booked a photographer for his wedding next year. He asked me how many photographs I thought would typically be delivered after a wedding. I thought back to the best day in my life, some twenty year ago. We had a book o...

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Long winter MTB ride
The intrepid group I try to keep my cycling fresh. New routes, bigger distances, different terrain. Of course finding the time is difficult. Life gets in the way. I can't always do longer rides with my mates. It's even more of a challenge to organise a grou...

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Team photoshoot
Alison checking the details Up until now my shoots have been just the subject of the shoot, occasionally a studio, and me. So they have been fairly easy to organise. It wasn't too difficult to get all the elements together. Pencil in a date with the subject...

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Confidence
Much about successful photography is about confidence. Probably as much as experience. And certainly more than the equipment being used. Three years ago when I decided to become more serious about people photography I lacked confidence in my ability to quic...

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Motivation III
When I shared the two pictures above it was with the line.  Contemplative pause during an autumn cycle ride. Or Norman no mates taking a breather. I can’t remember how many rides I’ve done solo lately.  Matt has been away, busy, or not up to it a lot. So it...

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Disappointed
A picture from a while ago. It shows White Lane, and the steep last part of the climb. Yes, disappointed with myself. Matt was on holiday last weekend so it was a lone cycling two days. I tend to ride the road bike when I'm on my own. It rarely gets ridden ...

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Blackpool
  Blackpool tower and Central Pier A few months back my wife and I were watching a program that mentioned Blackpool, it's illuminations and it's popularity as a holiday destination.  It turns out Marcia had never been, and my one and only visit was over twe...

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It's a network thing
I have read a lot of posts and articles about turning my hobby of photography into a paying profession. They all follow roughly the same lines. Social media is the way to go, they say. Get yourself a website, instagram and LinkedIn accounts and a Facebook p...
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