UK based Music and Travel photographer.
An eclectic mix of my personal and professional work.
Visited The Highlands again recently and until now hadn’t had the chance to sit and look through my photos yet, man it’s made me miss this place!
This was taken from the middle of Loch Shiel on our way to a secluded beach via terrifying powerboat… how perfect?!
I think it’s time to go back.
Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure of photographing the Isle of Wight Festival again and what a festival it was!
Biffy Clyro were vibrant as always and easily my favourite band of the weekend - so much fun to photograph. I’d give my left arm to tour with these guys. So, Biffy, if you’re listening…
Anyway - huge thanks to the Solo team for inviting me back again this year, you lot are the best to work with. Highlights up on my website and loads more to come on the Festival’s Website and Facebook page so go give ‘em a like!
Spent the weekend in Somerset with Fran.
We prepped for Isle of Wight Festival, we ate scones at this awesome castle and it was the shit!
On Saturday some friends and I took part in 2014’s Photomarathon and it was bloody awesome!
Starting at 10am we had 12 hours to take 12 photographs. Simple, right? Well, each photograph had to represent one of 12 themes (themes were revealed in bursts throughout the day). We were not allowed to shoot RAW, edit, crop or rotate. At the end of the day we had to hand in exactly 12 images that were in orderof the themes they represent, this meant once we moved forward we couldn’t return to the previous theme… got it?
It felt so nice to have an assignment of sorts and it was really refreshing to examine things I’d normally pass without a second thought. Definitely one hell of a task!
Out of the 12 images I took I’m particularly fond of the above 6. They’re my interpretation of the following themes (in order):
1. Entry Number / Me, Myself & I
5. We’re all in this Together
6. Attention to Detail
9. The Dying of the Light
11. Join the Dots
For those interested there’s an exhibition of every contestant’s entries in the Cardiff Story Museum (21st of June - 5th of July) - can’t wait to see all the entries!
Massive thanks to the Photomarathon team, you guys did an ace job! Same again next year?
Seven years ago I discovered the manual shutter control on my Mum’s camera (that was an amazing day), this prompted an immediate search for the nearest bridge over a motorway and the 17 year old me was ecstatic with the result - top photo!
Fast forward seven years and I’ve been back twice, each time with a new camera. It’s not necessarily the best spot or even the greatest photograph but it’s an ace comparison!
For those interested:
2007 - Fujifilm FinePix S5600
2010 - Nikon D5000
2014 - Nikon D610
I finally sorted myself out with a website, callumbakerphoto.com - good times!
There’s probably a couple of teething problems (if you notice something let me know) and it may change somewhat over the next few weeks but for now I’m very pleased.
Big thanks to Adam Curtis for the awesome logo - I love it!
Visited home this weekend for Mother’s Day (hi Mum!), we had a pootle about Clifton in the rain and it was great!
Visiting some friends up near Alton this week - they had some wire wool and a creepy Alton Castle tunnel spare so we combined the two!
It was only after returning we noticed the ceiling coated in spider webs… *shudder*
These guys have the right idea. Took this on a stroll down the Strawberry Line in Somerset - bring on Spring!
Bike ride anyone?
Missing the Highlands somewhat.
Reason No. 4,238 I love living in Cardiff: Being a stone’s throw away from that building everyone likes to photograph.
Feeling pretty Christmasy at the Bay!
A somewhat boastful reblog - it’s not often you come across a photograph of yours circulating Tumblr. Not gonna complain!
Original here: http://500px.com/photo/7372228
Once again this is the result of trying to achieve that double exposure I’ve got in my head, not quite there but, as always, the process is awesome! Something I have perfected though is testing the patience of the people around me - thanks George for the use of your limb.
I’m receiving an increasing amount of criticism about the fact that this isn’t as ‘genuine’ as doing it ‘properly’ on film - I don’t have the money to shoot film, nor does my DSLR possess the ability to double expose ‘legitimately’ so like the others I have made this one is ‘faked’. I would argue that the thought process is entirely the same - it’s all about the end result, right?