Richards Ramblings

To Thine Own Self be True

To Thine Own Self Be True. To start I have to state that I like Instagram, but. The demon algorithm. So, after watching a number of videos on how to grow my Instagram account I have a couple of things to say. If you post on social media the wizards and witches of social media have created a piece of magic that sorts out what they think you will like and make suggestions based on this magic. The Algorithm, or Al (can’t be bothered to write...
August 3, 2020 No Comments

Changes

Changes If you have followed this blog, website, or for that matter my Instagram feed you will have noticed some changes over the past few weeks. This is a direct result of COVID 19 and the huge amount of free time I have had as a result of Lockdown. Starting at the beginning I have a new brand logo. Don’t know why but it seemed important for a distinctive brand logo to be more apparent for all my sites. It gives a continuity overall site,...
July 20, 2020 No Comments

Lockdown

Lockdown Thoughts. I think it is important to write something about the past few weeks while I have been off work due to the lockdown, which still continues as I speak today. In fact, this starts before the lockdown when the virus was still an unknown but growing rapidly. We went to Tanzania for a week this was on 28/02 then came back and being off ill for a week. Not able to return to work until I had been clear of symptoms for 2 days....
July 6, 2020 No Comments

Doing Stuff

It's dead easy to be a photographer. Go out, take some images and you're done. Doing Stuff. Right! What stuff exactly if you want to make a living at it? Point 1 Just going out and hoping that your images are good enough to sell and make a living from is just, well impractical. I have been doing this for 40 years now and I feel that I am just starting to produce work that is acceptable.  You have to get your name out there and that means...
October 28, 2019 No Comments

Start A Photography Business?

So, you want to start a Photography Business? Something I am in the throes of doing. I have pages of thoughts and questions that relate to this and, as a result, I may come back to it as I put them out there for discussion and condemnation. Taking Good Images You would have thought this was a prerequisite for any budding photography business. Apparently not. A mediocre photographer can be more successful than an accomplished one just because of...
October 14, 2019 No Comments

First Day of Autumn

I Love this time of year. The First Day of Autumn. Officially, as I write this it is the 21 September and is the Autumn Equinox and heralds shortening of days longer nights and the start of a colder time of year. I am sat next to the river again. It feels different. Each day always feels different as the season's move. Days change but tonight it feels palpable. Weather A light grey monotone covering of cloud has rolled in and fills the sky...
September 30, 2019 No Comments