Video of the month - August 2018

Video of the month - August 2018

Well, I'm sure this months video of the month will come as no surprise. It inspired my last post and has even inspired a whole series of posts that I'm busy working on at the moment.

That's right (drum roll please), this months Video of the Month is Joseph Seager's video "5 Way Photography is Good for your Mental Health" .

In this video, Joseph talks about how he used photography to help him through a recent bout of poor mental health and why he feels it is important to break down the stigma attached to mental health.

"On Yer Bike" - maybe I could cycle?

"On Yer Bike" - maybe I could cycle?

So, as I'm sure you're probably aware, I'm getting around on crutches at the moment. And I'm really not enjoying it!

Looking at the positives, I have had a really welcome chance to reflect and plan. I've up-dated my website, added a new page and made a few changes to my Etsy shop. I've also written a few new articles and am really excited about the way I'm hoping to develop this blog.

But.........

Focus - Can Photography Help Improve Mental Health?

Focus - Can Photography Help Improve Mental Health?

Mental health can mean different things to different people and there are a whole range of medical and psychological conditions that fall under the umbrella of mental health. We're all so different and, with so many different mental health conditions, it isn’t really surprising that there doesn’t seem to be a one-size-fits-all treatment for mental health conditions.

With this in mind, I am putting together a series of posts on mental health and how photography has helped me and others I've known, through periods of difficult mental health. My hope in putting this series together is to share some of the tips and advice that have helped me in the past, in the hope that a few other people may also find some value.

Producing Hand-Made Greeting Cards - what I've learned so far

Producing Hand-Made Greeting Cards - what I've learned so far

So I've been thinking for a while about printing some of my images as greeting cards. 

However, I've found out that their's a lot more to it than just putting some paper in a printer, pressing the "print" button and selling a card!

A Chance for Reflection

A Chance for Reflection

Some of you might have noticed that I've been a bit absent from social media recently. My blog has been quiet, my Instagram feed has not changed in weeks and I haven't posted a video to YouTube in what seems like ages.

Unfortunately, I've injured my foot and have been forced to use crutches to get around and rest and ice my foot as much as possible. I haven't even been able to get into my office (which is in my attic) as I haven't been able to climb the ladder.