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Building a lifetime portfolio of photographs and words

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Hello there.

My name's Lee and I've been blogging here for a few years now.

In the beginning, the focus was supposed to be on vintage lenses. I wrote some reviews of them.

Lots of travel and street photography essays then got written.

Next came the motivational and practical creative development articles.

The latest new theme came when I started shooting film.

Every time I started to write about something new, I wondered where it left what I used to write about.

The answer is still here.

It's all still here.

It's still part of the body of work.

The body of work

I came to realise that, as far as my photography goes, this is now the most important thing to me.

No matter the direction I take, every photograph I make and every post I write becomes part of the body of work.

The body of work that I will look back on when I'm old and be proud of everything it contains.

The instant gratification brought by likes is nice, but the excitement for the lifetime portfolio is better.

This site will just continue to be a running document of everything that gets created.

And the best by-product of that?

That it can help you produce a body of work that you can be proud of too.

Make it 'til you make it

I'm not going to tell you how to put together a photo book if I've never done it myself.

I'm not going to tell you how to make a living from blogging if I don't do that myself.

I'm not going to waste my time or yours telling you how to do anything I've not done myself.

Not when I could be spending that time actually, you know, doing that stuff instead.

If following along helps you, I'm happy. If not, I still have what I've created.

Too many people want to fake it 'til they make it.

By continuing to shoot and write, by building the body of work, I'm going more make it 'til you make it.

It'd be great to have you join me.

Lee

What are you interested in?

Take the first step

Now you're here, I'd love to help you in building your own body of work.

If you use Lightroom, how would you like 9 free presets from my premium Vintage Film pack?

Fill in the form below and I'll send them over. 

You'll also be added to my mailing list. I'm not the most prolific emailer, but you can still receive any relevant updates when I have them to send out. 😀

 

 

You can also say hello on social media. If I'm on a platform, it'll probably be @myfavouritelee - Twitter and Instagram are the best places to find me.

Cheers!

Lee

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