We are not PHOTOGRAPHERS!

Ok so this time I have been inspired by the trend that everyone now believes they are a “Photographer”. STOP IT!

Can we all just put this into a little perspective please.

I have, for most of my life, enjoyed the art of photography. I live in one of the most beautiful places in the world (I know we all think that. But stay with me here I have proof) and everyone is forever taking the snapshot of the view and then filtering it through photoshop. Some of these people need to learn the art of subtlety when using some of the filters.

I have un-friended many people on social media when they start to invite me to like their new photography page. Oh Please you are a chump with a camera and nothing more! You have not sold a single picture, the press (including the local rag) do NOT use your images and only your friends have liked your page. Most of the comments are from your parents telling you how artistic you are, or you best mate telling you “Lush DUDE”. So let’s get real here. You still have to work a full time job, no-one has paid for your photos or even asked you for a photo of something. Hell have you ever done a photo shoot? do you have the equipment to a photo shoot? In fact whenever there is a big event on that would be perfect for that shot you have been wait all you life for; YOU HAVE TO WORK! Your real job!

Now I am a hotel manager. I work 50+ hours a week, have two children and a husband who also works 40+ hours a week in a hotel. Busy lady I know ! I work with this view every day.

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See I told you!

I am NOT a photographer. I am a hotel worker with a camera. I love to take pictures of family, friends, holidays and this view because I enjoy doing it. Yes I can, and do, use photoshop. I take photos because I want to share the love not make money.

So just for you and anyone who you would like to share it with I have included a few more photos:

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Tenby by night – Fourcroft Hotel

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Early morning start of shift

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Can you believe it’s Wales

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OK I played with saturation a bit in this one, just for a bit of fun.

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