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September 5, 2016 / Matt Wilkinson

It’s been a while…

Apologies to anyone who’d been expecting an update on my blog (well, since the 25th May 2015 actually), but much has changed in that time, and that time has become a valuable commodity. In short, having a little two year old boy to look after, starting up a business on my own as well as buying a house has cut short opportunities to do many things, not least this blog.

However, September has seen a shift in planning my working week better, and updates on social media are a large part of that. Expect a new blog post every week (in theory) as well as daily updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram… details are as follows;

Facebook (General Photo Work) Matt Wilkinson Photography

Facebook (Weddings): Wilkinson Wedding Photography

Instagram (Weddings): wp_wedding

Twitter (General photo work): @wilkinsonphoto

Twitter (Weddings): @wp_wedding

Part of planning my week better is to ensure I actually go out and take photographs, where paradoxically running a photography business has put a severe dent in actually taking photographs…

So, to kick things off, here’s a landscape photo taken in the delightful village of Crompton on the way back from a meeting in the Midlands yesterday.


May 25, 2015 / Matt Wilkinson

Season Review

The end of the football season is a logical way to look back over the achievements of my sports photography work. 2014/15 has meant stepping up a gear in my commissions, in particular taking on FA Cup, league cup and Premier League work. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was a little daunted by the thought of my first Premier League job, especially being at Anfield (being a Manchester United fan made it an interesting experience!) but one I got started, it was pretty much the same as any other game pitchside.
A step up even from that was a commission for the Preston v Manchester United FA Cup game, which with my United affiliations made for an emotional job. The little boy in me meant I was a little starstruck by being so close to the likes of Rooney, De Gea & co. But like the game at Anfield, I soon got back in to my stride and managed to work as normal.
Hopefully next season will mean carrying on with similar commissions, I guess a step-up would be a European game, so watch this space!

February 2, 2015 / Matt Wilkinson

The Cornerhouse

Nice change to get a commission from a friend, especially one of Manchester’s most iconic venues. Never got to the Cornerhouse as many times as I’d have liked, particularly as it’ll be moving to another site very soon. Not an easy place to get a shot, especially in the rain, with plenty of pedestrians around. Also the bright facade of the cinema itself making a challenge of finding a correct exposure. Pleased with the results, particularly as I didn’t have my tripod with me (had to adapt, using my mobile and my wallet to balance the camera!)

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