Ode to London – kickstarting your photography

Silhouette_of_trees_Green_Park_LondonWhen I say ‘London’, what do you think of? Congestion? Famous landmarks? Galleries and museums? You might say ‘I love its green spaces’, but I doubt it. I worked in central London for more than twenty years, which probably explains my love-hate relationship with the place.

When I had enough time, I used to walk the final mile to work. And when I remembered to carry a camera, I’d look out for photo opportunities. This picture was taken in Green Park early one morning, before the dog walkers and tourists arrived.

If you’re busy and short of time for photography, I urge you to get out early with your camera. Doing what you love makes a huge difference in life, even if you only have a few spare minutes at a time. Don’t put pressure on yourself – just enjoy the process. And if you take some good pictures, treat it as a bonus.

Kickstarting your photography can be a struggle – I’ve got the T-shirt to prove it. But if you start small and surrender to the flow, you’re more than half way there. If you’d like to share your own experience or give any hints and tips to other readers, please leave a comment.

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