The hello world blog

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I’m Rob Quincey, and I live in a small village in Dorset, in the South West of the UK. By day I am a web developer writing spatial web applications for the local council. By night I do a bit of personal web development and programming (as well as, you know, eat and sleep and stuff) and also photography. And this is my blog. Welcome!

Canon T70
The Canon T70, my first camera. Photo: Astrocog/Wikimedia Commons. CC-BY-SA

It was around 2005 when I took my first batch of photos with an SLR (a Canon T70 for those interested). From there I’ve had 5 different cameras, shot tens of thousands of photos (a large number of those near instantly deleted), photographed 5 weddings and covered countless football, rugby and cricket matches for the local papers. There’s been torch burning through the streets of Bridport, gigs in crowded bars and arts centres, an engagement party, massive panoramic scenes, Lego figures in the snow and half a room taken over with cameras, lenses, tripods and all the other miscellany that comes with it.

Great! But why the blog now?

Good question invisible person in my head. I’ve been working on this website for a while now in my spare evenings and it’s almost ready, but I thought I’d push the blog forward first for two reasons. The first being it’s basically been ready for about two months now, I’m just spending more time on the rest of the site, and learning a new programming language at the same time. The second being that I’m going to Iceland in a few weeks for a Landscape photography workshop and wanted somewhere I could properly document what I was doing and learning, and hopefully have some pretty pictures to go with it.

I plan to use this as a place to not only document my own experiences but also discuss other things that interest me about this field, be that something technical, or something a bit more human, after all, the camera is only a tiny part of the story. I’m not going to pretend I am some expert photographer who you are going to learn from, I am distinctly average in many ways and am happy to say so. The day I think I’m an expert is the day I’ve officially stopped bothering.

What’s next

Well, my next post is already written and waiting for publish, and I’ve got plenty of ideas for future posts, so hopefully there will always be something interesting to read, whether you’re interested in photography or not. And if you’ve got ideas for something you’d like me to cover, leave a comment or get in touch via social media or good ol’ email.

How do I get in touch with you?

You can leave a comment on one of my posts, you can like my Facebook page facebook.com/quincey.photography, follow me on Twitter @RobQuincey or send an email to rob@quincey.photography.

And finally, why the purple?

Ahhhh, well that’s a topic for another day. Any web savvy people out there might be able to find the story by digging into the CSS of this site. Why, don’t you like the purple?

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