I Feel Alive Again

It’s a typical morning given my current circumstances. I am taking my morning walk, something I had started doing 4 months prior as part of therapy to get me out of the house and to start to learn to manage my anxiety. It is winter and the air is cold against my face. The weather forecast had predicted sun but with heavy cloud cover, it is barely light…

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Mental HealthEthan Kent
Lowepro Tahoe BP 150 Camera Bag

As my camera gear is growing it has become increasingly difficult to juggle everything as I try to leave the house to go out and shoot. Sometimes its a couple of trips to the car and back or I take the risk of putting everything in my normal rucksack and hoping nothing gets scratched or broken. One is time-consuming and the other could potentially be costly…

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Nikon 35mm f/1.8 - My First Prime Lens

I’ve been looking to add to my lens collection for some time now, especially as I am looking to pursue photography more and more, not only has a hobby but as a potential career in the future. Last year I got my hands on the Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6, this was my first lens as I ventured out and moved on from using the kit lens. The lens is considerably bigger and heavier and gives you a completely different focal length to play around with…

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PhotographyEthan Kent
Accepting I May Always Suffer From Anxiety

Since I was 10 years old, maybe even younger, I have dreamed of a life without anxiety, even before I knew it was anxiety I was suffering from. This thing has consumed every part of my life, caused me to suffer from depression, lead me to find myself at rock bottom, too many times to count, and all before I was 23 years of age. I wanted it gone. I’ve suffered so much I felt my life was no longer worth living…

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2018 - A Year in Review

2018 has seemed to go on forever. Looking back I can barely even remember the start of the year. It is almost as if the first half of the year didn’t exist apart from a few small events taking place. Reflecting on this year, as it draws to a close, I can’t decide if it has been a good year or a bad year so I broke it down into a few topics I mainly want to talk about..

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A Week in Walton-on-Trent

So the last week I’ve spent at my aunties and uncles house in Walton-on-Trent whilst they’ve been away on holiday. The opportunity to get away for a bit whilst still relatively close to home was just what I’ve needed. I’ve spent some time here over the last few years when I’ve needed to and I’ve been meaning to come and spend some time here again..

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Repton, UK

This weekend I went from the lowest of lows to a complete mentality switch and finally felt ready to start taking the next step in my recovery. I’ve had some setbacks recently, the first being ill and then an increase in anxiety and having an influx of panic attacks that left me trying to maintain everything I had put in place and no longer moving forward…

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Willington, UK

Every morning for the last few weeks I have been venturing out for a walk as part of my recovery. It came as part of tackling some safety behaviours and taking my anxiety with me rather than continuously trying to run away and avoid it. Anxiety has left my world so small I generally don’t leave the house all that much and when I do I am met with intense amounts of anxiety…

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Documenting My Recovery Through Photography

This whole journey of blogging started around mental health and my mental illnesses that I have come to learn of. I have tried to bring people along as best as possible, although for one reason or another I have changed up the way I do things or taken periods of time away from sharing anything…

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25 Signs I Know It Is Getting Bad Again

As anyone with a mental disorder will know, our disorders are very erratic, they can change quickly an often but also they can stay in both good and bad patches for long periods of time. We all wish we could prevent the bad patches and in my experience they often seem as if they come out of nowhere…

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Mobile Photography Tips, Essential Accessories and Apps

Mobile photography has been a very niche area for quite some time mainly due to the fact the mobile cameras have for the longest time not been able to compete with DSLR’s in basically every aspect especially when it comes to professional photography. However, with the introduction of photography sharing websites…

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Why My Blog Has Been Lacking Content Lately

Sometimes our health, both out physical and mental health, gets in the way of the things we love the most. A bit part of my blog has revolved around mental health and my mental illnesses in particularly but I enjoy creating content around my other passions just as much…

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The Burger Shed

Danny Edwards, a friend of mine and a local passionate and successful chef has recently started a new business venture. I offered to go down last weekend to take some photos for him to showcase his amazing burgers and food he is serving...

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