Crickhowel

A small day trip to the countryside.

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My wife and I decided to go for a quiet drive in the countryside recently and he worked upon a quaint country town called Crickhowel. Here are some photos of our day out.

My beautiful wife

War memorial

Hope you enjoy,

Have a great day.

The weekend

So this weekend I decided to go to the city and watch a movie, called Deepwater Horizon. I can honestly say that I really enjoyed the movie, I think it accurately showed the dangers they faced and the bravery of some of the crew, whilst also showing exactly whatthe BP executives are truly like.

Above, my wife on the way to the movies.
My wife and I decided to leave fairly early in the morning and get lunch and dinner out as a treat. So for lunch we had a burger in an American 1950’s styled rock and roll diner.

The diner was called Mattia’s diner in Cardiff, I would highly recommend it.

After the movie and some shopping decided to get some lunch in a Japanese restaurant, both of us picked Teriyaki chicken and rice with gyoza and green tea for our dinner.

My Gear

So it seems like every photographer these days is posting about what gear they use and I just wanted to take a little time to cover a few things.

As you can see by my gear in the photo I have a Fujifilm xt10 camera with a xf 18-55 mm zoom lens.  The camera is fantastic, with excellent quality images and really good film simulations that are very cool.  I currently have a good zoom lens fitted, which is much better than the xc 16-50 mm lens it usually comes with, however I will in the future be investing in a few prime lenses as well.  

When it comes to the rest of my gear I have a small tripod for travel and a larger tripod for when I am in the UK.  The larger tripod isn’t anything special, it cost about £40 and does the job, whilst the travel tripod was about £10. You don’t need to have super expensive gear to be a good photographer, essentially all you need is gear that does the job.  

Other than that I have some Nd filters, a 32 GB SD card and a USB shutter release cable, for long exposures.

I have a basic laptop with Lightroom and Photoshop on, but for my needs I went with old versions of the software, mainly because they are a fraction of the price whilst still meeting my needs.

So these is a list of the gear I use. I hope this helps you guys if you are looking to buy new kit. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or if you want to discuss any gear questions.

Have a great day,

Jason.

My Instagram…

So I am very new to the world of blogging and I’m very much enjoying the process of recording stories for my work, but i am also aware that I have significantly more work available for you guys to look at on my Instagram account. So if you feel like checking out my work please feel free to follow me @jaseandda on Instagram or click here: https://www.instagram.com/jaseandda/

Have a great day,

Jason

Upcoming photography projects

Decided to share some of my upcoming photography projects with you guys.

  • Self portrait.  At the moment I am thinking of doing quite a moody styled black and white close up self portrait.
  • Light painting.  I am looking to do many different experiments with light painting.
  • Documentary photography.  I am planning on documenting every day life in black and white around my house. Maybe done as a photo a week  compiled into a 52 photo project.
  • Super resolution photos.  I am planning on shooting a cityscape or a landscape and creating some super high resolution images, lots of detail, I am thinking this will work best with a cityscape but shall see.
  • Long exposure photography, planning on doing some long exposures in a national park near me, going to try and get some dreamy shots of some lakes.
  • Wedding photography.  In November I shall be traveling to Thailand to photograph my brother in law’s wedding.  Whilst I am there I will also be doing a lot of travel photography and documenting every day life of my wife’s family who live in Thailand.
  • Film photography.  I will be dipping my toes into the film photography genre, starting at the wedding.  
  • Photography hacks.  I am thinking of adding some posts of photography hacks and DIY ideas, in the form of step by step instructions with illustrations.

These ideas are on top of my usual travel photography around Wales and England.  So let me know if you guys have any other ideas and what you think about the upcoming projects, would be grateful for any feedback.

Thanks,

Jason. 

Tredegar House

Day trip to a manor house.

Recently my wife and I decided to go out sightseeing and enjoy the sun on what must have been the last day of summer. Here are some photos from that little trip. It was quite an odd day for the weather, sometimes grey and others beautiful and sunny.  Any constructive critiquing of my work is welcome.

The little guy you see above was probably my favourite bit of the whole trip.  I love nature and wildlife and just couldn’t get enough the little guy.  Very cute and inquisitive lol.

Above, the 1930’s styled bathroom was personally my favourite room in the house.

The cafe was tremendously busy (and honestly very over priced)

My wife absolutely loved it there.

Decided to do some people watching lol.

The shoot of a boy and his father is perhaps the one I’m most proud of on this trip.


Just a random Dalek in a stable, cos, you know…. Lol.

Well that concludes my trip, hope you guys like the photos. Let me know what you think and any critiquing is also welcome.  Have a great day!