Images by John 'K'

Life as seen through my lens…

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Following the ball…

Another shared photography blog from B&H – written by sports photographer Chris Nicholson about photographing tennis games, but with a little adaptation can apply to a lot of sports photography…

http://www.bhinsights.com/content/five-mistakes-avoid-when-photographing-tennis.html

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Photography and ethics…

I don’t normally repost links to other blog posts, but as a photographer who is always considering my surroundings and the impact my actions as a photographer might have on them, I found this blog post very refreshing.

Please take a look at this well written and thoughtful posting on David Cardinal’s blog…

http://www.bhinsights.com/content/photo-ethics-field-dealing-tricky-situations-travel-and-wildlife-photography.html

Time to…



13 Seconds, originally uploaded by Images by John ‘K’.

As you’ve probably noticed by now, I’m not one of these bloggers who has something to write every second of every day. In life I’m a very quiet guy and I typically only speak out if either I have something unique to say that I feel is worth listening to, if I sense something is lacking support and needs it, or if I feel something is not heading in the direction (actual or figuratively) that it needs to and I feel my voice might change things.

I also have a day job that keeps me very busy, and a family life that gets enough time taken from it through my work and my hobby already.

All of this means that I struggle to find time to write regular updates for a blog, and I am also somewhat at a loss as to what I should write. My hobby gives me some subject matter for sure, but unlike many bloggers out there I’m not looking to get money from advertising revenue through hits to my site, I’m not a self opinionated loud-mouth who wants to have my view on anything and everything heard, and I’m not out to bad-mouth everything I dislike in this world, and I don’t do self-promotion well.

So…. my blog updates have been infrequent and probably not the most interesting read, but they are a reflection on me. When this was hosted on Windows Live, the tagline was “plain and simple, a bit like me” which is a reflection of the way I live my life, and also of my writing ‘style’. If you want something funny, clever, often updated, opinionated, or controversial, you’ve come to the wrong place. If on the other hand you want plain speaking honesty, and an occasional chance to learn something, then stick around, as over time I hope to find the time to make more frequent updates, and as I get more comfortable about putting stuff out into the “blogosphere” I’ll hopefully get to a point where this becomes something more than a place where I occasionally post something just because I feel I should!

So… time to… try and make plain and simple old me a little less plain and simple!