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A New Year kick up the lens..

January – it can feel a bit bleugh and dark and dismal – especially this far North and after the excitement of back to school and digging out  the one pair of jeans from the “comfort” collection that fit after the Christmas excesses it’s only too easy to fall back into the old rhythms and routines of work. Much as I love, yes love, what I do I felt that my personal photography was needing a bit of a kick up the lens. Along with a friend and colleague I’ve decided to shake up my personal photography by devoting time every day to getting out (or in when the Skye weather is being particularly..  emmm …Skye like) with my camera and looking at the world and my work with fresh eyes. We’ll be collaborating on a 52 week photo project – but more of that later in the year.. For now it’s all about getting out and making images. I know many people are feeling the same and I was reminded of this yesterday evening in our local Co-op when I was stopped and asked when we will be running another photography course. Great idea. Getting out to shoot with new people and in new places is a fabulous way to shake up your photography and to have fun learning at the same time. Watch out for details of our next course on our facebook pages at Portraits Skye and Landscapes Skye

I knew exactly what I wanted to do for my first day of shooting. Earlier in the week my 5 year old daughter went to the local toy shop to spend some Christmas money. Imagine my excitement when she chose a Lego set that included a red headed girl photographer! So without further ado – let me introduce my new alter ego who joined me for a walk around Breakish this morning.

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Get out there and have fun with your camera — this morning has really made me smile..

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