Photography has always provided the excitement of ‘catching the moment’ for me as I mainly undertake action photography of aviation, music and sports. A lot of the time this is because when something happens in real time you don’t get the chance to appreciate it before you’ve forgotten most of the details.
I started out just taking your standard ‘happy snaps’ if you like with my Dad at my local airbase. Soon, I became amazed by the work of others and decided to purchase a DSLR and try to make my own mark. I started out mainly shooting aviation due to an interest in the subject and because there was an airbase so close, I enjoyed the atmosphere and action captured as the time of the day changes and so does the lighting.
I decided this was not enough and expanded onto sports as well and started shooting at football and rugby matches locally. This was before expanding further into the realm of music most recently where the lighting can make or break the atmosphere and it’s all about catching the emotion, passion and excitement of the moment.
I always found photography a means of pushing the envelope and discovery as you can take an ordinary photo and create something extremely eye catching with as little as a few minutes in post processing.
I’m soon away to study interactive media design at Edinburgh Napier university and I’m looking forward to hopefully a career in digital media and creative visual media in the future.