Simply C Photography I got snapped whilst snapping.
It is all too easy in our industry to lose sight of what is key to us photographers in our busy world. The thing that brought us all to our work – the love of the camera and photographing. Connecting with our creative eye and enjoying photography for simply the sake of photography is something we all have in common. We can get very engrossed in our daily work for our clients and fulfilling a brief, even though we do still engage our creative eye for it. Alongside that there’s then grown up reality which can get in the way too eg looking after the family, house, and life in general.
I got into photography at a very young age, thirteen in fact and have for years simply always had a camera nearby. It has driven my friends, and mainly my children, mad as I constantly stop to capture with my camera the moment or image that has caught my eye. Years have gone by though and I’m grateful for the record of my life this medium has given me and is a record of my journey through a lens and where my passion for the camera has brought me to today.
Therefore I find it important to spend time for myself indulging my passion, appreciating my surroundings and connecting with my surroundings creatively. Easier said than done though but motivated by a fellow photographer I recently took a working day out to enjoy Suffolk and headed for the sunny beach of Aldeburgh.
I have visited a few times and have captured the Maggie Hambling Scallop but hadn’t been to the Martello tower and seen the new Antony Gormley installation. The sky was blue and the sun was shining, but not too brightly. Simply perfect weather and light conditions.
After a light lunch, a sneaky beer in a lovely pub and with a few lovely “snaps” taken it’s time to download the images, edit a few that need a few tweaks and see what I have in the arsenal that might complement my forthcoming exhibition in the Gallery at Snape Maltings. I shall be there from the 14th -19th August and would love to see you and show you my Simply Suffolk portfolio and talk cameras, lenses, discuss the Nikon vs Canon debate (Canon wins for me), composition, portraiture, landscape photography and anything else to do with the industry. I may even have a chocolate biscuit or two lying around.
I’d love to see you there. In the meantime please don’t forget you can see some of my work on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/simplycphotography/ or on Instagram https://instagram.com/simplycphotography/ or on Twitter https://twitter.com/CherryBeesley
My thanks to Abner Fraser for taking this shots of me and allowing me to use them x