2017 is almost here and if 2016 is anything to go by – I can’t wait!! 2016 has been a very successful year with the content and quality of photography I’ve been producing. Whilst my passion might of changed in terms of the subject matter I’m shooting now, from action sports to fitness, I’ve never gone away from what I’ve always wanted my name to be known for. Here’s a short post looking ahead to next year!!

“Professional, friendly and affordable photography for all”

Which by looking at the various Facebook reviews I’ve had over the year, I think I’ve stuck to that very well! Here’s a few that stand out –

Had an amazing fitness photo shoot with Matt. So happy with all the pictures taken, it was so hard to choose between them all. A genuinely nice lad to work with who makes you feel at ease and comfortable in front of the camera. I would highly recommend him to anyone x
Ema Gidley-Smith

I would highly recommend a photoshoot with Matt Thomas Photography! This was my first experience of a professional fitness photoshoot and what an awesome experience it was! Matt showed his quality and experience behind the camera making me feel completely at ease from the very beginning! So happy with outcome of all the pics!! The only difficult part of this whole experience was trying to choose which photos to purchase as they were all better then anything I could of hoped for!
Ryan Newman

My 2017 Plan

2017 is the year I’m going to up my video game more. I’ve filmed a few bits and bobs since September time. Some behind scenes videos (here) (here) and the Maverick Churchdown skate jam. In 2017 however, I really want to get back into it as video and filming as this is how I got into photography. Short skate films and studying media at college – then I found my love for shooting still photos!

I have all the equipment, so it’s just having a think on the content and creation of these videos. Being brave and getting my face in front of the camera rather than always being behind. 2017 is that year! Whilst others might be quitting their daily vlogs (don’t worry I’m not doing it daily) I’m going to start trying to grow and build my YouTube channel (the only social media which has been lacking!)

So keep a look out for some interesting and different video content coming soon in 2017.

2017 Vlog
Panasonic G7 with Rode Video Mic Pro and GoPro Hero5

Looking Ahead to 2017

Everything else is going to be business as useful. Carry on with the fitness world and see who and where that will take me in 2017. Looking ahead there’s already some interesting projects lined up. Build and develop the website further! It’s taken me a while to get to this stage so the only way is up.

Looking at the stats this year is the first year I’ve racked over 7,000 images, not taking into account deleted photos before uploading! Very much my passion for photography continues to grow and grow.

Happy New Year and Roll on 2017!!

from Matt Thomas Photography