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How did that happen?!

My last journal entry seemed to be in 2014, and I have to admit that I haven't really been back here since!

That may change this year, as my 2018 challenge is to refocus on my photography. In particular, I'm keen to learn how to get the best out of my photos, and plan to go on a few courses which should teach me Photoshop and Lightroom basics. But if the last few years have taught me anything, it's that work, life, and travel leave little time for major edits or uploads, so I won't promise anything! 
Ideally, I'll start using this again for my DSLR photos, whilst maintaining my Instagram account for photos I've taken on my phone. I may even go through the slightly huge backlog I have for my travels in 2015, 2016, and 2017 and upload a few of those as well as some more timely ones I take this year... I do have a lot of DSLR photos which are basically sitting idle on my computer!

Anyways, that's enough about me; I'm keen to know who's still around, and what you guys have been up to!

I hope the last few years have been kind to you, and that 2018 will be an amazing year!

Claire :) 
  • Listening to: Queen - Greatest Hits Vol 1
  • Reading: My camera manual
  • Watching: Doctor Who
  • Playing: Theme Hospital
  • Eating: Christmas Pudding (Yum!)
  • Drinking: Copious amounts of tea


Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United Kingdom
Hi, I'm Claire!

I've recently graduated from University. Photography is a hobby of mine and I strive to improve myself as I go. I've only had very basic training on how to use a DSLR, so most of it is intuition, self teaching and tips from others. My main focus is on wildlife, particularly (local) birds, though I sometimes try my hand at landscape and architecture too.

Advice on how to improve my shots is more than welcome :)


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Shadowhawk9973 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!!
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Happy Birthday!
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Thanks a lot for the fave.:) (Smile) 
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Thank you for the fave!:D (Big Grin) 
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Thanks for the :+fav:. :) :heart:
VictorianPrincess Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer

Thank you very much for the :+fav: on The Rising Pink, Claire! :iconkissmeeplz:

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Tender beauty (VII). by Phototubby   :iconthankyoutailsplz:
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