May has been a special month so far, especially where newborns are concerned, we’ve seen the birth of the newest addition to the Royal Family, Harry…
Andrew Franklin - Photographer of the Month - May '19
I’m Andrew Franklin owner of Andrew Franklin Photography, Dad to my 3 girls, have a dog and a cat! Life is a busy mix of family and work.
How did you get into photography?
I first got into photography when I was quite young; I loved taking photos whenever I was out. My first camera was a 110 film camera, and then I got my Granddad’s film SLR. I remember walking around with my dad both taking photos and making notes on a notepad to remember what settings I had used. Ever since then, I have grown to love photography more and more.
What can you tell us about your entry to March’s ‘Dogs and Pooches’ photo competition?
When I saw the competition for dogs, I just couldn’t resist taking some photos of my dog, Max. He’s a bonkers Dalmatian with big ears. All I was thinking about was those big ears, and how great they would look sticking up perfect for that caption ‘Say What!’.
Do you have any particular style of photography you specialise in?
I specialise in Wedding Photography and have done for over 10 years. I am also a qualified Master Photographer in weddings. I love photography, how every photoshoot is different and allows me to be creative every time I work. I love watching people’s reactions to looking at photos and capturing key moments of their life for them to remember forever.
Tell us about one of your projects/your work
I am currently working on a new personal project looking at the abstract shapes buildings make when looking at them from different angles. It has been a work in progress for a couple of years now so I’m really hoping to finish it this year. I also love light painting, this is when you use lights to paint at night and capture the image on camera – I’m just about to start a new collection of images soon.
If you could offer one piece of advice to aspiring photographers what would it be?
My advice to any aspiring photographer is to take photos and have a camera with you always, it sounds obvious but the more photos you take the more you will learn. It’s easy now with how far digital photography has come to instantly see your results, and if it’s not working to make changes and try again. If possible to try and use a film camera it helps to slow you down and think about a photo and your settings rather than just clicking away.
Where can we see your work?
Do you have any plans for the rest of the year?
2019 is going to be another busy year doing weddings and hopefully finishing off my own building project and starting the light painting project.