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Mitch - Bristol  👨🏻‍💻Freelance Photographer 🗃Admin for @igersBristol & @igersBath 📸Canon 💪🏼#antimitchclimbs

Hi. Did anyone see the sunrise this morning? It was one of the most incredible sunrises I’ve ever seen! As soon as I saw it, I threw on some clothes and sprinted across the downs to the Seven Sisters. Unfortunately I was a bit late to get a photo, but sometimes you just have to enjoy things whilst they happen! 🤷🏻‍♂️

Anyway, here’s a shot of Bath I have been meaning to take for the last two years. I first went to this spot two summers ago, which was way before I even knew what an ND filter was, let alone owned one. I was with @josh.perrett and @alka.lloyd during the afternoon to see in @bath_festivals, hoping that some clouds would form as without clouds, sunsets just don’t work. In hindsight, I like the simplicity of this image and it’s definitely one of my favourite shots I’ve taken this year. 🙌🏼

Have a great week! 🤙🏼

#igersBath #mycanon #leefilters #bigstopper

Instagram has brought me many great experiences over the last two years, but last years press launch at Bristol International Balloon Fiesta / @bristolballoon was probably the best! I had been up in balloons before, but this was my first as part of a mass accent, and the nearly three hours we spent drifting across the city were absolutely amazing! So grateful for @weareplaster! 🙏🏼

I’d highly recommend buying a flight for this year’s fiesta, it really is a unique experience. 👌🏼

#igersBristol #mycanon

I really love the light in @stnicksmarket on a sunny day! I spent a day shooting in black and white (in-camera) with my pal @mizzban, but once I loaded this RAW file into Lightroom and saw it in colour, I knew that was the move! 🤓

There is so much going on in this photo which would normally put me off, but weirdly it draws me in on this occasion. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Hope you’re all well, and not too wet after today. 🤙🏼

#igersBristol #mycanon

This photo is on the cover of this month’s @bristollifemag, and in full on page 18/19 at the start of The Seven Wonders of Bristol feature. When I arrived at the @bristollifeawards last week, I had no idea my photo would be on the cover of the May issue. I even walked past a massive placard of my photo on the way in until Deri sent me marching back out to go and look at it! 😅

A few weeks ago, Deri (the editor) had asked if I could foregather some photos for a Seven Wonders of Bristol article, and I was happy to help. I picked photos from my pals @jimcosseyphotography, @mrbenadams, @neiljamesb and @louisds as well as myself. What I didn’t know was that one of the photos was going to be used on the cover so it was a lovely surprise at the start of an already lovely evening! I had @jimcosseyphotography marked down for the double page spread, so even that was a surprise to me (Sorry Jimmy). 🤙🏼

I should also thank everyone who made the Bristol Life Awards such a great evening. The guests, the hosts, the hospitality. It was such a fun evening and I can’t wait to do it all again next year!

So yeah, pick up a copy of @bristollifemag, check it out, and also check out the other photographers. I’ll tag them in this photo! 👊🏼

#igersBristol #mycanon

Hi. Long time no see. I hit up some rooftops last night with @bentiley and @alexmillichamp, but I left my tripod mount on my other camera. Many tears. Here’s a photo from a previous mission. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Hope you’re all well! 🤙🏼

#antimitchclimbs #igersBristol #mycanon

Whenever I have people in my photo, I like it to be just one. An isolated figure. That’s just my style, what’s yours? 🤔

Here be @_fukq, taking a feet dangle photo. Who would do something so dangerous? 😱😏

#antimitchclimbs #igersBristol #mycanon

What I really want to know is what camera/lenses do you guys use?

Equipment. People are obsessed with equipment. I’m obsessed with equipment. Everyone says it’s not about the equipment and you know it’s not about the equipment, but you’re still obsessed with equipment. One of the most common questions I receive are about equipment (see also: what rooftop is that bro?). Ok, I’m going to stop saying equipment. 🤗

I use Canon equipment (sorry, I like that word). I use Canon because I think they’re the best around. I don’t think Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm etc are bad, I just think Canon are better. I learnt using Nikon, but when I wanted to go full frame I bought a Canon. Because they’re better. I’m not here to tell you to buy Canon although if you were to ask me, that is what I’d suggest. ANYWHO. I thought I’d share the gear I use because some people (me) care about that kind of thing. 🤓

I don’t have much equipment, because it’s expensive. I also avoid buying brand new if I can, because it’s expensive. So here’s a small list of the basics I use.
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC USD
What’s in my bag if I’m packing light for a climb or a wander? Canon 6D and 24-105mm f/4L. A pairing which produces most of my photos apart from the ones that are ultra wide and astrophotography. Seriously, the 24-105L is the best walk around lens in the world and I can’t recommend it enough. It’s also possible to get the Mark I for under £400 second hand. (I sold a spare one recently for £360).

I won’t bore with speedlites, filters, remotes etc but I will say that Manfrotto BeFree ALU tripods are savage and only £120. 👌🏼

#igersBristol #mycanon @canonuk

“Oh look, a camera” 🤷🏻‍♂️

Had a fun night last night with the Cardiff Boys, playing with fire and behaving like children. I’ll post a story up shortly of a photo we set up, which consisted of @_smurfious and I firing Roman candles AT each other. I got hit three times, but I managed to land a kill shot to Benji’s chest so I think I won? 💪🏼

Edit: I did this shot with a fractured rib. So much pain but anything for the shot! 🤙🏼

#antimitchclimbs #igersBristol #mycanon

The first of three Instameets held over the weekend as part of @instagram’s fifteenth Worldwide Instameet. It’s such a pleasure being a part of the communities we have here in Bristol and in Bath. Saw lots of familiar faces and so many new ones! 🎉

Lots of cool stuff planned on @igersBristol for the month of April, keep your eyes peeled over the next few days for more info.. 🤙🏼

In frame: The @igersBristol squad! 👋🏼

#igersBristol #mycanon #igersBristolWWIM15

Just another view of Bristol. #antimitchclimbs

It always surprises people when I tell them I’m not really arsed about climbing anything outside of Bristol. The reason I started doing it was to see my city in a way that was impossible. We don’t have the Shard, Skygarden, a helicopter service to fly you over. Unless you go up in a hot air balloon (which is the best way to do it), you just don’t get to see the city the way I do. I have climbed stuff outside of Bristol and I’m not opposed to it, I’m just not that fussed.🤷🏻‍♂️

The thing that really motivated me early on was the messages I’d receive from people who would say things like “I’ve never seen Bristol like that before”. It made me want to go out and photograph Bristol from as many different angles and view points as possible, to share the beauty of Bristol in a way only a handful of us do! So yeah, there’s a little story about why I like to go on rooftops. Bye. 🤙🏼

#igersBristol #mycanon

Had a really fun weekend with @richimal_bristol and @matthewpriceartist, exploring various parts of Bristol. They both know so much about Bristol's wildlife and have made me excited to get out and capture it! (and maybe take some photos) 🌝

Just been watching @madeinbristolTV and it got me thinking about the Bristolian accent and whether I like it or not.. 🤔

#igersBristol #mycanon

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