After several false starts at this Blogging business I have turned to WordPress to support my blog. With it comes a change of Domain and henceforth I can be found at street2stream.com. The change is subtle, but I have to agree with my mentors, cleaner. I have transferred all of the material I have put out there to this site and so I am now happy that this will take me long into the future.
It all started when a fellow asked me if I had a business card so that he could look up my site when he got home. This set me to thinking that I should get serious with this and produce something that would help get me known out there.
As I began to design what I wanted, I realised that I had no solid contact details that I could take forward. I had a website which didn’t really allow me much freedom in design and it didn’t seem to want to connect with my WordPress page. I spent a day trying to sort that out before remembering that the niece of a friend knew a little about how it all works. A quick message on messenger and Malliree was on the case. Although I was only seeking some pointers she spent some serious time trying to sort it all out. When she sleeps, I do not know, as she was sending me questions all through the night. Thank you Mal for all your efforts, I really do appreciate them.
I follow a great travel blog called “Goats On The Road”, and decided to follow their advice and hook up with the web hosting site, SiteGround. After speaking with their sales team I decided that I would take the plunge and change horses. I secured the site and so have spent the day sorting out a new and hopefully improved website and page
This means a new email address firstname.lastname@example.org along with a new URL for the blog. It can now be found at street2stream.com
Since beginning my photographic journey I have progressed from an early Pentax Film camera to the world of digital. My first digital was a Fuji Finepix s100fs, which was a bridge camera with a large zoom range but a fixed lens. Was a brilliant camera at the time but technology moves on and I have progressed through a Canon 450D to my current Canon 70D model.
I started out taking almost exclusively nature shots, mainly of birdlife but anything I could see that took my fancy. After a time I ventured into other genres as I learned a little about the art. Now-a-days my focus is more on Street shots as I enjoy capturing the things that people do in their everyday lives.
Sadly people often see a camera pointing at them and take it as a slight against their personal space. For me it is always a catch 22 as to whether to take the candid shot or wait to ask permission first. Of course, waiting looses all the spontaneity that a candid shot provides and it is often these shots that are the best. What the answer is, I don’t know but I hope that we don’t all become so precious about privacy that we forget to live.
I hope to bring my world of ideas to light through these pages over the coming months and years, portraying the world as I see it through the stories my lens tells.
Please feel free to comment on anything that takes your interest.