Sometimes I sit whilst working on my photographs and honestly, think I’m no good at it, and that I’m not getting better over time, so I decided to dig right back into the archives and find some past work. I’m not sure how far back I will be able to dig but I’m pretty sure there’s gonna be some questionable photography stuff along the way!
My Photography Timeline
Okay, so first 3 are from all the way back in 2008 when I was 15 years old, I had just discovered photography and started it for my GCSE.
I found this photograph from an old laptop in a folder named ”Shannon’s Photography”. God this is shit. Can this even be classed as photography? I probably edited this with Picasa, not that it looks edited at all, I clearly thought it was good at the time though. Bless young me. NO FUTURE POTENTIAL EVER, SURELY?!
Very creative off me, not too badly done either considering the bad editing tools Picasa offered. Not brilliant, very boring and has no concept to it but all in all, an alright shot.
Hey, I quite like this! Nicely caught 15 year old me, very relaxing image. I see a lot more potential here than the first picture.
I was clearly into really bad watermarks to try and make myself look that little bit more professional.
I remember absolutely loving this picture for so long after I had taken it. At the time this was as good as it got for me. To be fair the reflections are pretty good. I’d have lifted some detail in those tree’s though, I’ve created silhouettes using the vignetting to darken the sky. Not a bad effort though I guess.
Good lord, 8/10 for creativity and macro skills but what the hell was the concept?
Lucy Allen, 2011
Lucy Allen Infront Of A Fire, 2011
Mermaid Lucy, 2011
Wahey, some (bad) portraits! (This is my sister, Lucy. She was my go-to model! She’s well gonna appreciate these throwbacks for sure I seemed to like making her get wet. )
Luce has just started her own blog, please go check it out. I’m sure she will appreciate it after these embarrassing throwback images. HAHA.
Lucy’s blog; Lucy’s Scoop
It’s only fair I guess I throw some throwbacks of Nikki too considering she was used a lot as a model as well for the development of my skills
Nicola Harrison, 2011
Nicola Harrison, 2011
Crikey me, Nik, you have the same haircut now. I was so proud of these as well, I even compared it to Olen Mills. Oh lordy. Taken in my ‘home made’ studio made up of a cream wall and a lamp.
I believe I’d started back at college now so these photographs would have had some context to them… hopefully.
Candy Skull Lucy In My Back Garden Full Of Mouldy Apples, 201410/10 FOR EFFORT AND CREATIVITY.
10/10 FOR EFFORT AND CREATIVITY.
Jellyfish at The Deep, 2014
This reminds me of a desktop wallpaper.
Belton House, 2014
Clean and contrasty, I like it!
How could this not be added in, look how beautiful and small he was.
Waddington Airshow, 2014.
One of my favourite shots ever from an airshow.
The year I photographed a Celebrity!!
Jason Bradbury, 2015
Who else would have given 4 work experience the time of day to take some portrait shots?
Lucy Again, 2015
Andrew, AKA RUDE BOI, 2015
I think It’s safe to say I have improved massively over the years, thank goodness. It has however taken me a good few years to get to where I am now with my skills however, I did take about 4 years out of education. I’m quite proud of how far I have come but still, believe there is a long way for me to go yet! Photographers never stop learning and developing!
Keep working towards what you want to do and you’ll achieve great things.