Towards the end of 2014, I came runner up in a photography competition for the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership. Phew, that’s a bit of a mouthful. My prize was a photo walk with the professional photographer, Andy Craig, who’s based in Northumberland, hence my visit. If you’re interested, Andy has a great blog called Northumberland360 which is definitely worth a visit.
It was a fabulous morning (before the rain set in) and Andy talked me through a number of key elements of photography – motivation, observation and visualisation. We had a great time discussing art , composition and whether it’s ‘okay’ to take photos on your phone and still be considered a photographer. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and took loads of photos, so choosing one was extremely difficult… These aren’t a patch on Andy’s pictures but I want to thank him for sharing such a beautiful spot with me.