2012 Roundup

Well, we’re finally here. The last day of 2012 is now upon us, and what a year this has been.

As well as being the busiest year of my working career, it’s also the busiest year as far as travel goes. I’ve never had much of a travel bug, but as well as a few stints to various parts of the UK I have been off to places such as Prague, Gothenburg, Washington D.C, New York, Seattle, Toronto as well as trips to Austria and Iceland.

This year I’ve passed the 500th post on this blog, maintaining my one post every weekday without fail, and had my images featured in both a magazine and an exhibition, plus I’ve started to make sales on Getty images plus have sold in a shop. I’ve also taken down first prize in a photography contest which is why I’ve added the Sony NEX-7 to my camera bag.

Speaking of gear, I made the leap to full frame with the Canon 5D Mark II and have had the pleasure of becoming the owner of some great products from F-Stop, 3 Legged Thing and Promote Systems.

Of course with all of this I’ve met some great people as well, making new friends as well as reshooting with those already known. there are too many people to mention here…though I imagine that it’s a list of around 40 people.

At the end of 2011 I wrote a list of things I wanted to do within 2012. These were:
A new camera – done (x2)
Share more of my workflow – I haven’t been great at this; I did one video at the start of the year and another at the end.
Participate more socially (sharing, visiting other photographer sites) – I have been quite poor with this, but that ties in with the busy working year I guess. Plus my perpetual laziness.
Sell something – I’ve managed to do this, and a passive income is great. I do need to do more on this however.

I’m not going to write another list for the next year, but feel my photography is certainly heading in the right direction.

I want to thank everyone for following my work throughout this year, for commenting on and sharing my stuff, and also for inspiring me.

Here are a few of my personal highlights for this year:

A Tale of Two Cities

Boating in Central Park

Exit Here


Force of Nature

Icelandic Horse

A Pyramid Scene


Star Trails over Austrian Church

Toronto Skyline at Sunset


Waiting to be Rescued

6 thoughts on “2012 Roundup”

  1. great round up Mike! glad to have shot with you this year, and hopefully again in 2013! glad things are going well for you both professionally and photographically!

  2. My personal favourite shots of yours are ‘Exit Here’, ‘Flatiron’, ‘A Pyramid Scene’, ‘Toronto Skyline at Sunset’ and ‘Transition’; absolutely amazing shots! Keep up the good work!

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