My Creative Passions; Sharing a little bit more of Me

photo of myself using an canon camera, looking through the lens

Normally I’m not one to share my creative passions, sure I write my blog content and share my blog photos with you all, but do any of you really know about my passion for photography and film making? 


I’ve never really shared any of my work on my blog before, mainly out of fear that people will have harsh criticism about it and I’m not quite at that stage where I have a thick skin regarding my passion. I honestly love being creative, I enjoy the process that goes into making a short movie, that’s why I’m at college taking my passion further. I’ve had the idea about sharing some of my work for a while now but never really got around to it. My biggest fear in sharing any of my work is that people will laugh at me, this is something I need to get over and what better time to do it? This year I’m all about taking charge, not letting my fears define me and really pushing myself out of my comfort zone. 

I have shared some of my photography before in a blog post but that was very scary to do, I was shaking when I published that post. I love to take photos of nature, flowers mainly and I enjoy landscapes, there’s something about landscape photography that really draws me in, its almost like a time to reflect. I get to go out with my camera on mini adventures, snapping lots of beautiful photos and bask in my own company. When I’m out taking photos I like to sit somewhere for a while and go deep into my mind, it’s almost refreshing in a way to help me blow out the cobwebs and stare a new. There lots of other photography I would like to do and I’m focusing on building my portfolio for portrait work, taking photos of different people really intrigues me. One day I would love to take photos for other creatives and help them build their portfolio as well, that would be a dream! The only thing holding me back at this point is myself so this year I plan on expanding my talents. 


a landscape photo of broadwood lock with blue skies and deep blue water with houses in the background

a close up of a swan swimming on broadwood loch

I’ve also had the pleasure of working with some absolutely amazing people this past year from directors to editors and each of them inspired me in a different way. I worked on a short film which was created by myself and my good friend Linda, our concept was fun to work on and the two boys who were working with us, Russel and Jack were such a joy to have around. In that short film I was the director alongside Linda, as well as doing camera work and sound. Once we had finished filming my main job roles were data rangler and editor. It was the first short I had ever worked on and I must say, for the resources we had available to us, I’m proud of the finished product. 

I also got to work on a film noir trailer with an amazing bunch of lads, Donald who is the master editor, Andy who is not only a fabulous actor but an amazing programmer and Michael who is a boss at sound. Working with them was everything and if I got to work with only them for the rest of my life, I’d be happy! Our film noir trailer centred around P.I Ford (played by Andy) who blacked out due to his excessive alcohol problem and murdered his new partner (P.I Archer) of 3 months in cold blood out of fear of exposure on taking bribes. P.I Ford is on a mission to uncover the truth of that night, oblivious to the fact that he was the one who murdered Archer. Clues are left by a mysterious woman , Isabella Foxx (played by myself) that lead Ford to the truth and ultimately his own death. The whole concept was fun to come up with and we equally had an input, there was no power grab here! I had a go at camera work, acting, editing, sound and directing. It was nice because we all got to have a turn at each thing. Once the trailer is finished I’ll be sure to share it because I’m so very proud of our work. 

Here's my finished edit 




I was also able to work with another amazing bunch of people for another short film. This time we took part in a 48 hour film festival with the college where we had to creat a horror film. We were given a prop, a character and line of dialogue to incorporate into our idea. At first we had a full concept ready to go before we were given these and I really thought it would be an amazing horror to shoot ( if you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ll know I’m obsessed with horror films!) but sadly the stuff were were to incorporate into the short didn’t work with our idea so we changed it last minute meaning we really did have only 48 hours to make the movie! I don’t want to say too much about this one yet as I do have a full post on this project coming where you can see me acting for a full 5 minutes! EEEKK! I a, a little scared to share this one with you all as I cringe every time I watch my acting but I’m so very great full I had an amazing cast and crew around me. 

two men standing, one behind a camera filming the other walk down some stairs in Cumberland glen

I have so many other projects in the works right now which I’m excited to share when they are ready, I’m currently working on my graded unit which means a lot of my time is going to be taken up by that leaving very little time to do anything blog related so I’m hoping to show some more of my work on the blog as I go along to kind of make things easier on myself. As I said before, I am terrified to share my work with the world as I’m so protective of it but I know that I have to get over this fear, especially with the line of work I want to enter, I’m going to have to share everything with the world eventually. On that note, I’m hoping to bring back my YouTube channel. This time it’s going to be. Little different, I’m not sure I’ll have any sit down video of reviews etc... as I’m leaning more towards clogs and behind the scenes of production  of short films and the likes. I used to worry people wouldn’t want to watch that, forgetting that I should be doing it for myself in the first place. I really think it would help with the creative process if I showed what I do at college and give some insight into the projects I’m working on. 

I know this has been a long winded post, and if you’re still reading this, THANK YOU! My creative work means a hell of a lot to me and although I’m nervous about taking this step, I’m also incredibly excited to share a little more of my life with you all. Who knows, maybe this is the balance of work/blog life I’ve been needing to keep me going. 




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4 comments

  1. I love your photos!! I love photography. It is so inspiring! I am still an amateur, and plan to step out and do more photography projects. Please keep sharing your passion! Blessings

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  2. I love hearing about what people are passionate about; it's so wonderful to see how evident their love and energy towards said hobbie/object/etc is so fulfilling. I'd love to see more of your photography on your blog this year! Good luck pursuing your passions xx

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  3. This was the loveliest post to read and i cannot WAIT to see more creativity from you! You truly are so talented and i'm not just saying that - it's the kind of talent that needs to be harnessed and recognised. I also know firsthand how much creativity has helped my sense of wellbeing, so i hope it can do the same for you :)
    More people than ever before are opening up about their mental health, sharing their struggles and subsequently seeking support. I hope that, some day, every person with a mental illness can access the treatment they deserve; however, we all know this is easier said than done, so I'm a huge believer in the value of experience. I must stress that I'm not a doctor and, what's more, far from a 'model of recovery'. There's no guarantee that what works for me will work for someone else. However, there's always a chance. If my Silver Linings concept can help just one other person, it's worth sharing.

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  4. Hey girlie
    Don't be afraid to show us your work Be proud of it! Because your short film is great and suspenseful. I'm looking forward to see the one that you're acting in for 5 minutes!! Yay!! Be proud of yourself and your work. The power of mindset does wonders.
    Lots of love!
    Christine xx

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