In the member spotlight this month, I’m delighted to introduce you to David Patrick, the photographer behind the ‘a starry evening’ shot which won the “Ornaments” Photo Contest!
Read on to find out how David got into photography, what inspires him, where in the world he would most like to photograph and more!
Where are you from and how long have you been living in Oxford?
I’m an Oxford local – I was born here and currently live and work in Oxford.
What’s your story? How did you get into photography?
I’ve been into amateur photography for a while now. I started in London whilst at university and have continued to develop my style since then. For the last 3 years I’ve been aiming to take a photo every day, which I upload into a journaling app – DayOne.
I mostly use a Canon DSLR, but also use an iPhone for “on the spur of the moment” photography.
What is your favourite subject to photograph?
I like landscape and travel photography, particularly sunset and sunrises. Also photos of friends and family. I’m starting to develop my technique for photographing people in urban contexts.
What do you think is key to taking a good photo?
For me I think a good photo evokes a particular memory. You look back at the photo and remember what you were doing at the time, what you experienced, who you were with, and how you felt – and smile!
Where do you find your photography inspiration? What motivates you?
I enjoy learning from what others have achieved – taking a look over their photos on Instagram Facebook or wherever. Sources of great photos like travel guides and specialist photography books can be a great source of inspiration
Where in the world would you most like to photograph?
I’ve got a great book called “100 places to see before you die” and aspire to visit them all and take some great photos. Although this might be a bit of a stretch I am starting to think it might be possible!
What is your experience of Oxford Photo Walk?
It’s great to meet up regularly with such a friendly group to photograph our beautiful city of Oxford! It’s such a fantastic place to explore and photograph. I think that others in the group take great photos, and I do enjoy seeing what the others in the group submit to the competition.
I’d like to thank David for sharing his story and a few of his favourite photographs from around the world with us.
Like what you see?
Then you can see more of David’s photos on Instagram @davidmpatrick
All the best,