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.
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!