Taking photos


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How much per photo!? 📸

About 18 months ago I bought a DJI Mavic Air drone. It cost about £900. I’ve used it about 10 times. That’s about £90 per use.

About 6 months ago I bought an Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. It cost about £649. I’ve used it about 7 times. That’s also about £90 per use!

That’s the way I usually view an expensive item - the Bose QC35 headphones I’m currently using cost me £330, the most expensive thing I’d ever bought myself at the time, 3 years ago. I’ve used them pretty much every day since. That’s about 30p per day. You could find that on the floor each day.

I use my Spotify subscription so much that it works out about 5p an hour - so worth it. Here’s a cool playlist if you’re bored with this article.


Get to the point

But I digress. Should I keep talking about cost-effectiveness, or what I meant to write about - taking more photos?

Note to self: new article on cost-effectiveness? 🤔

One of my biggest loves is travel. Experiencing new places, new cultures, adventuring around the globe as far away from normal life as I possibly can get. I’d like to be good enough at photography to share these experiences with others. Especially underwater ones.

I try via my Instagram account but most of my photos are taken on my phone and don’t do the experience justice.

To get better at photography and to keep up with creating quality content to share, I’ll try to have either my camera or drone with me every day from now on. How’s that for a semi-commitment?

Perhaps at the end of the year, I’ll do a 2021 reflection and stitch a photo from each day together in a video.
If the year goes well, that is.



Here are some photos of snow from yesterday and today.

Snowy forest

More snow in a forest

Snowy forest from above

Snowy scenery from above

I’ll be a pro this time next year 😉.

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