Moments in Time x
There’s one New Years Resolution I’ve slam dunked..I’ve embraced growing younger gracefully by going back to school.
Each week I’ve been studiously at my desk at Putney School of Art learning properly about Photography…and I’ve loved it.
It’s not that I didn’t like the photos I was taking..I just didn’t really know how I was doing it and whether I could do it better. A bit like our brains or computers, we now have these incredible beasts of cameras that we rarely take out of first gear..
Thinking about short term, long term, quality, light, composition…it’s such a peaceful place away from the clamour of family life and I have thoroughly appreciated the time to think of nothing else other than the moment.
Some of these photos were taken on a field trip we did as a class around the streets of London, others are from my beautiful nieces christening last weekend.
Watching for a photo is like waiting for little pockets of opportunity. Often I think – if only they’d look up. But then the sweet spot happens and it’s like the nectar of the Gods.
Is the process getting something right? Or does it go beyond that? All I know is that to break the rules, you first have to know them..and that learning as an adult is the best drug ever.
Laters, Kate x
It sure is! I loved being a mature(hate that word)student…already love your images so looking forward to lots more. Go girl!! Xx
Love these pics. I love photography too and have often thought of doing a course. Instead this year I am studying health coaching and nutrition which is keeping me mighty busy!
But you’re learning..and somehow that is so different as an adult, particularly when it’s something you have a calling for x
Lovely photo set. Loved them all.
So true about not using things to their full capacity. This is inspiring! x
Congratulations to you on growing younger!!! Lovely photos and how cool that you are learning more about photography. I always find that you appreciate learning more when you are a little older than the average student because you choose to learn. Really pleased for you! Xxx
It made me laugh that you wrote about going back to school on the same day! xxx
It made me laugh too!!! Xxx
Never stop learning. Yay for you and your beautiful view of the world!
The strange thing is, age will inevitably take it’s physical toll..but I still feel about twenty..just old enough to when something is good, it’s good! Hope all is well in your neck of the world xxx
Beautiful pics…Thanks for sharing!
So true! Love the christening pictures!
The light was perfect..and I had a beautiful subject! x
Awesome photos! Do tell me more when I see you! XXX
I will! xxx
Wonderful images! Congrats on continuing your learning journey. Going back to school as an adult does give one such a different perspective and appreciation for the act of learning itself. I so enjoy following your world thru your pictures. 🙂 Cortneybre…
Yes, you keep on learning and you keep on getting better and better at what you already do pretty well ! xxxxx
So jealous! I so wish I had the time to take a class!
It’s only on a Sat morning from 10 – 1. But it’s enough and a great way to start…time is what we make it xxxx
Beautiful photographs. The portraits are superb and I love the pigeon and light above the energy saving bulb and contemporary scene. Your posts are always put together so creatively. X
Beautiful pictures!! Congrats for taking a class of the subject you like!
Now I have to think about my next class….. xxx
Always enjoyed your photos and now they’re going to be even better?! Enjoy your experiments. I think it’s exciting to break out of the box and play. Being a mature student keeps you young! xo
I don’t know about better – but I’ll be able to tell you the shutter speed!!
Wonderful shots 🙂
Ta luv xxx
I love your photos- and always have. I think you have such talent and congrats on taking that even further!! xo
Thank you!..I think part of the allure is being with other creative people and bouncing ideas around..love that x
Your photos are always stunning but I understand the quest for advancing your creativity.
Thank you! It has been a joy to get out of my little study and be part of a creative environment..there’s a different quality of air there! x
hooray for you! i took a class with my son last year…but have not really done much photography since then. i feel slightly awkward pulling out my big camera…I feel like it puts people on alert…I must get better at that. I need to get back to it as I have forgotten half of what I learned. I need my son to remind me. your photos are lovely!
I keep telling myself I need to practise every day…but TIME!! but I’m hoping my camera is going to fuse to my neck so it will naturally follow me everywhere…! x
Well done!!! These look great – some lovely captures. x
Thank you! Here’s to many more hey.. x
Your line about growing younger makes me think of the Bob Dylan song–“I was so much older then; I’m younger than that now.” I think it’s wonderful, and brave, what you’re doing! The portraits are my favorites of the photos so far–they all seem to really capture the spirit of the subject.
I think I like taking portraits the best too! – our tutor is a landscape photographer..but I think I prefer people! xxxxx
go girl go!!! ~xo
Such lovely photos!! Congratulations and Good luck on your journey back to school 🙂
Great work & well done for going ‘back to school’. I have found photography so addictive, yes there’s the desire to improve and learn more about technique but sometimes it’s just so exciting to take a step back from a scene and observe – and then take a great photo you’re proud of!
Really cool photos! Im going back to school too and a bit scare if Im going to be able to do it all! I guess planning is the Key! Xxxx