We’re off!

I’ve made a start writing Greg and Katie. I don’t mean the couple of chapters that I mentioned yesterday. I’ve decided that I didn’t like the structure I’d planned, so I started again, cannibalising bits of the original chapters and storing some others for later use.

After a brief prologue to establish the theme of wedding photography, Chapter One is a flashback to the childhood of the two main characters – Greg and Katie – in their days at junior school in the mid nineteen eighties. In this chapter we see how Greg is already developing an interest and skills in photography.

Chapter Two, set in 1990 when the two are now fifteen years old, sees them in Sunday School Bible Class with other teenagers discussing the Miners’ Strike. Greg now has a Saturday job in a Wedding Photography shop. Katie is looking forward to meeting her boyfriend Geoff after the class.

Chapter Three moves us rapidly on ten years or so after Greg has graduated and Katie now has her own hairdressing salon. Greg and Tom – Tom owns the Wedding Photography salon – photograph a wedding together. It’s the wedding of Katie and Geoff. During the course of the evening Greg and Katie have time for a chat.

Subsequently, Greg arranges to do some hairstyle photography at Katie’s salon as preliminary work for a hairstyling competition and asks Katie whether she’d model some clothing to help him break into product photography.

Quite a lot of progress today using the new structure – about another 2,500 words. I also enjoyed using Doctor Google to find out about product photography, hairstyling photography and food photography – well, you never know. As an amateur landscape photographer with no experience in any of the above fields, it was fascinating stuff.

Today’s featured photo is of the lake at the Cleveley Mere holiday resort in Lancashire. I took the shot early morning in February, 2017 using a Pentax K3ii 24 MP crop sensor camera coupled with a 16-85 mm 35-5.6 lens at26 mm and f/11. The shutter speed was 1/13 secs and the ISO 100.

Author: writingandphotography0531

I am a retired local government officer. At that time, I was an IT manager and had associated responsibilities for training. I have previously been involved, in various organisations, with aspects of industrial training and management development. My hobby is photography and, until recently, hillwalking in Snowdonia. I have just written my first novel, Persephone and the Photographer, published as a Kindle eBook.

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