Category: Photo/Video Stuff

I’ve booked a holiday to Thailand over Christmas and decided to buy a quadcopter so I could get some different photos & videos while i’m away. It’s great fun!

Here’s an aerial shot from a local park:


And a video of the first flight with the Zenmuse Gimbal installed:

And a few shots of the local tennis club:



And video:

Still working on getting a decent FPV setup and learning to be gentler with the controls (I may end up adjusting in software to make them less sensitive).

Unfortunately a growing trend- this blog has been neglected (I will try and get back on top of things eventually!). But here’s the most recent reason why…

I am now the proud owner of a new photo blog

The site was previously run by two brothers Charlie and Tom. Each day bringing a new photo (for everyone) along with a description for those of us curious as to how the picture was captured.

The blog used WordPress, the same as this one, but unlike this one it is not hosted at which gives a much greater ability to customise. Fortunately my background made it quite simple to dive in and start making some of the changes I hoped would enhance the site:

Random Photos

  • Create a category called random (don’t attach any photos as they won’t be browsable)
  • Modify your theme’s archive.php

Add this above if (have_posts()):

$special_random = false;
if(is_category('random')) {
$special_random = true;
query_posts( array( 'posts_per_page' => 5, 'orderby' => 'rand' ) );

Then modify the next_posts_link code (clicking it on the random page would fail… you just need to refresh the page to see more random posts):

if(!$special_random) {
next_posts_link( __( '« Older Entries', 'andrea' ) ); 
  • Install and activate the plugin page links to
  • Create a page and select “page links to” at the bottom and point to your category page (something like http://yourblogurl/random)- this will add the random photos link to your navigation menu

Thumbnails on Search / Category / Tag pages

  • Modify your theme’s search.php
<div id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>" <?php post_class( 'entry-content' ); ?>>
<a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" rel="bookmark">
if ( has_post_thumbnail() ) {
the_post_thumbnail( 'photo_thumbnail', 'class=photo_thumb' );
} else {
// the current post lacks a thumbnail
<?php the_excerpt( __( 'Read the rest of this entry &raquo;', 'andrea' ) ); ?>

Here’s a few of the latest images:

Church of the Good Shepard

The Walkers

I suggest you check it out :)


Canvas Order

Finally found the time to sift through my photos and send a bunch to be printed on canvas to fill my rather bare walls:

A really old shot of Brighton seafront from the pier.

A recent shot from St Louis, MO.

One of the first photos I ever took looking across from the north side of the Thames in London.

A recent photo from Miami, FL.

Another old shot taken at Tropical Wings in South Woodham Ferrers.

A recent shot from Koh Phangan.

A recent shot from Koh Tao.

A recent shot from Koh Nang Yuan.

A recent shot from the Grand Canyon, NV.

And one last shot from Vegas, NV.

I think I got a pretty good deal- from all 2:1 at 40" x 20" @ £33.95 but with the current 20% discount code UKSPRING20 came in at £27.16 each. Let me know if you know anywhere cheaper!

A few club shots

I’ve still yet to pick a few favourites from Thailand, so until then, here’s a few from recent nights out/at work:

Wax @ the Sunrooms

W0rks @ Mansion

After Office Hours (AOH)

Kool Kids Klub @ the Sunrooms

Thailand Video

Not had a chance to pick my favourite photos, but here’s a little video montage :)

And for mobile devices:

Not technically the best of the photos- but a few of my favourites for one reason or another:

Holiday Snaps

Been quiet lately- here are a few holiday snaps from my recent trip to America.



The Grand Canyon:

St Louis:




Full albums on Facebook:

I’ll be posting the first episode of 24 years at the tap end season 2 shortly :)


It’s not really wide enough for a busy club but when I do snap a few shots with it early in the night it reminds me what a great lens it is!


A couple from the weekend…



Then a shot from a few weeks ago of my first tattoo!

And one from today after the second sitting:


Let’s Party!

A few recent favourites:

Whole gallery:

Whole gallery:

Catch me next at:

Wax, Friday 4th May @ Mansion Nightclub, Southend-on-Sea:
Kool Kids Klub, Saturday 19th May @ The Sunrooms, Southend-on-Sea:

Still trying to find an opportunity to take the camera outdoors but what with work and the typical british weather- so far, nothing.


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