30 Mar Michael Espiner – Finding Your own Style and Adapting to Change
In 2012 when I started out in photography it was all about landscapes. Beyond family photos, I had no interest whatsoever in photographing people. So off I went, visiting local areas with nice scenery, carrying with me a typical landscape photography kit – a heavy tripod, full frame DSLR, remote release, heavy lenses and a few filters. Quite literally all the gear but no idea.
Living in Scotland the expanse of beautiful scenery is enough to fill a photographer’s lifetime, however, after visiting all the easily accessible places I wanted to photograph I soon encountered a problem.
In1993 at the age of 18, I was diagnosed with an untreatable, incurable genetic eye condition known as Stargardts Disease. As a result of this I have been registered as partially sighted since around 2003 and (quite rightly!) I am not able to obtain a drivers licence. This meant that I was completely reliant on either the kindness of family and friends with cars or on public transport to visit new photography locations….
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