Lockdown photography and a vlog

Happy new year everybody! May your 2021 be much more fulfilling and less turbulent than your 2020. With the new year came a new camera for me (a few weeks before to be precise). More specifically this is a Nikon Z7ii for those of a technological bent; hot off the mirrorless press. And I'm loving it!  Naturally I've been out and about over the Christmas holidays doing my best to capture some nice photos. This has been easier said than done during the pandemic, and especially now we've been fully locked down again :( Photography is something I've been doing for many years now, but this time I've tried my hand at producing a little video cataloguing my exploits over the last few weeks. This is the first time I've filmed and put together something like this, and truth be told I'm a little nervous to put it out in the World. I don't think I have the best on-camera persona, but perhaps this will get better over time if I do it more. SO... I'd really apprec

I'm not a jazzer

As the title says, I'm not a jazzer... but that doesn't mean I shouldn't have a go.

For those of you who didn't know, I am a non-professional cornet and trumpet player. I mostly play with brass bands (namely Foden's band if we're allowed to rehearse ever again!), and thought it would be nice to branch out a little into Jazz playing. This is a style I love listening to and also play in at band occasionally, but it's not my forte. 

A good friend of mine bought me a Greg Fishman trumpet book (see here) for Christmas. So of course I had a go at a few of them over the Christmas break. Constructive feedback appreciated.