What sort of photographer am I?

This used to be a question that was easy to answer.

When I first started out in photography I only made landscape images, so I guess at that time I was a landscape photographer?

Derwent After Sunset

Derwent After Sunset

About five years ago I bought a macro lens for close-up work, so did I also become a macro photographer?

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Long exposure workshop

Solitary

Solitary – 50mm; ISO 100; 180 sec; f/8.0 (click image to view larger size)

 

I had been looking for a workshop to attend that was a bit different from the usual landscape photography, something I wasn’t yet familiar with. I chose long exposures and, on the recommendation of a friend, decided on a course being led by¬†Doug Chinnery. I already had some neutral density filters to increase exposure times, but with uninspiring results so far.

The meeting point was near a boating lake at West Kirby on the Wirral. There were six people in the group with varying levels of experience.

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