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24th November 2014 • Posted in Photography

I live in London, I’m an amateur photographer, I have some spare time after work and it’s getting dark earlier and earlier in the year so I’ve decided to make the most of London by night by photographing some of the most interesting locations in London.

Having not taken many photos during 2014, I had decided to remedy this by taking the opportune moment of photographing London by night. It’s something I have done a few years back but since then I haven’t done much apart from taking photos mostly by day and mostly around aviation.

Being based in London it is a capital city full of fascinating landscapes. As an amateur photographer it is something every amateur photographer has to have experienced at some point in their experience and with spare time after work with the light fading fast at the same time it had to be done.

So for the next few months I would be going around London with my camera, tripod and shutter release. I hope to be taking photos of London most people don’t normally photograph but it’s easily done by anyone else.

Some of the locations I hope to be photographing at night include:

  • Admiralty Arch
  • Bank of England
  • Battle of Britain Memorial
  • Bomber Command Memorial
  • Broadcasting House
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Cenotaph
  • City Hall
  • City View (From Waterloo Bridge)
  • HMS Belfast
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Houses of Parliament (College Green)
  • London Bridge
  • London City Airport (Night Flights)
  • London Eye
  • Millennium Bridge
  • Millennium Dome
  • Oxford Street
  • Parliament Square (Abraham Lincoln)
  • Parliament Square (Churchill Statue)
  • Parliament Square (Nelson Mandela)
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • St Pauls Cathedral
  • Swiss Re Tower
  • Tate Modern (From Millennium Bridge)
  • Thames Barrier
  • The Shard
  • Tower Bridge
  • Tower of London
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Waterloo Bridge (City View)
  • Westminster Abbey

The list is in exhaustive but this project is subject to changes and when I take photos depends on availability and weather conditions.

I do hope to include as much interesting photos as possible. I know people enjoy some of my photos and I do appreciate when people view, like and comment on my photos. It’s for that reason why I’ve chosen to photograph London at night.

Out For Lunch…

13th September 2014 • Posted in Joseph Cheung

It has been a long time since I have written a blog post. In fact it has been a very long time since I have said anything about what I have been doing for the past couple of months. The truth is that I’ve been both busy and tired.

I’ve been busy with the Farnborough Airshow and a job training application which sadly resulted with a sad result. But I have actually been very tired. With so much activity with both of the events and elsewhere I haven’t even had time to fit in volunteering times to go to RAF Museum London and on board HMS Belfast.

I have been looking at different ways to diversify my website and social network activities and have decided to give “CptDogstar” a separate policy to this website in that it encompasses a more commercial aspect.

The reason for this approach is because while this website and the social network links within this page are only about the professional aspect of what I want to do, I do however have a different side, more aimed towards gaming and the military; especially with airsofting as well.

This means I can diversify and differentiate between the professionalism with which I want to do for a living with useful activities that I do in my spare time as well as monetising where possible something I have been doing with my videos in YouTube.

As a personal policy I don’t make money from my volunteering or career activities and that is noticeable on my YouTube page but my airsoft videos do have adverts put on them because it is fair that as an activity that has a cost on it, I do like to generate any extra income if it is possible.

With that in mind I have been interested in gaming, more specifically flight simulation games like Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Kerbal Space Program but I also want to add the airsoft games to this part as it is an activity that I’ve already commercialised as well as meeting the view that it is an activity that isn’t necessarily career related but has aspects that is career related.

The inspiration for this separation comes from BBC News and BBC World News. While BBC News is a publicly professional organisation BBC World News shares a lot of BBC News’s infrastructure and make up but acts in a commercial approach. This means that overall the image is of one organisation but actually is done differently. Interestingly many of what is done commercially or publicly is both demonstrated and used interchangeably but they both maintain their own independence.

There are a few things happening in the next couple of weeks and if I have time I hope to blog post my activities where possible.

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