The beginning of a new year is always the perfect launch pad for us to make improvements to our lives. Whilst others will be dieting or giving up alcohol/smoking, I’ve set myself a very easy-to-achieve task for 2016. When I recently sat down and looked through my work diary for 2015, I noticed how few days I’d had available to do my own photography. Most days I was out showing customers how to improve their camera skills in the best photo locations on Skye. When I do this, my focus is on the customer, not on taking my own photos. I also spent a long time off of Skye, on a combination of commercial assignments and hosting overseas photo holidays for Worldwide Explorers. Finally add in to the mix all the days I need to do admin work - organising bookings, printing calendars, postcards and photos, and planning for trips etc, and I had not more than 2 days over the entire year when I went off by myself to take my own photos. This simply isn’t good enough, so next year this will have to change.
Read more: A New Year's Resolution
The Isle of Skye is an increasingly popular tourist destination for holiday makers from all over the world. While those living on the island, such as myself, get to enjoy the splendours all year round most people’s experience of Skye is far more fleeting. There are many people who spend as little as 24 hours on the misty isle, obviously not enough time to take in everything. However, a recent 24 hour period proved to me that you can fill one day with some pretty special memories if you know how.
Read more: 24 Hours on Skye (by Harry Martin)