30 Mar Michael Espiner – Finding Your own Style and Adapting to Change

Source: Fujiholics

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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