So this weekend gone (21 Oct 2017) saw me visit Malvern in the beautiful county of Worcestershire in the UK.
About 18 months ago I bought a smart TV and this came equipped with YouTube as an app built in. Before this i'd never really watched the platform possibly only for the occasional funny video through Facebook and maybe playing random music choices. Now that I could control the TV with my phone and watch in the comfort of my sofa in the living room rather than under the stairs where my PC is based, I now started to look for videos on my 3 favorite passions. Hiking, photography and guitars...!
Starting with a few suggestions that YouTube offered based on these 3 searches was fantastic and introduced me to a few photographers i'd never come across before. The photography options I'd watched further suggested videos that I might like. Amongst these was a Malvern based pro photographer Andrew Maguire
Andys engaging photography and lifestyle vlog captivates and entertains while allowing you to appreciate the photography he creates and explains in detail the shots he is trying to get and the reality of life as a pro photographer.
One vlog announced a weekend meetup in the Malvern Hills and came with the opportunity to meet like minded photographers and see a part of the UK that I hadn't been to before. It was an opportunity I felt I should take. Only a short 2 hour drive from home, it's a perfect distance to travel to get some great shots.
So this lead to last weekend. With only 3 of us and Andy on the first evening and next morning shoot (sunset and sunrise) we were later joined by 4-5 others for the next evenings shoot which due to adverse weather, changed the original plans so that we went to shoot Malvern Priory. We weren't disappointed by this change. More about this in Part 2.
So here it is folks, the meet up - Day 1.
And the photo featured in the Vlog....
Images from the episode.