Feeling overwhelmed in your photography journey? Being pulled in different directions? “Buy this lens, that body, you need this piece of editing software, this subscription, that tripod!”

Unsure where to start?

Maybe you’ve just gone and bought yourself a shiny new camera off Amazon and you don’t know what to do next.

Or you’re capturing precious memories of your loved ones on your phone but they look a bit ‘meh’.

If any of these scenarios scream ME! ME! ME! This is the website for you.

My name is Joel Oughton and I am the one-man team behind Photoaspire, your one-stop guide for actionable tips and tricks to up your photography game – STARTING TODAY

Why Should I Listen to You, Joel?

Ever since my childhood, I have been enthusiastic about photography and have been taking pictures regularly ever since. I started with using my iPhone 6S, editing my RAW images in Lightroom.

Since then I’ve upgraded to my trusty Canon 2000D and a nifty fifty to boot. This is my ‘daily driver’, although I still take photographs with my iPhone from time to time.

In particular, I enjoy capturing the built environment on camera for all to see. You’ll notice this on my Instagram page, where the majority of my images are based around street photography and architecture.

What’s Different with Photoaspire?

The major difference is in the way you are taught how to improve your photography skills.

On many other blogs, the articles are large and overwhelming.

Lots of different pieces of information are thrown at you and it can be difficult to make the links between them, especially if you are new to the big, bad world of photography.

At Photoaspire, I take a different approach. Each article is designed to be concise and clear in its objectives:

  • Aims and objectives are clearly listed at the top of each article
  • Many articles focus around a particular skill or ‘feature’ and they are written concisely yet comprehensively to ensure you’re confident in your photography and your abilities
  • By the end of an article, you’ll have taken away a new skill you can put to use in the real world to make a noticeable impact on your pictures

Some articles, such as reviews and ultimate guides are a little longer than usual but will come still come in useful.

Are the blog posts useful to me?

Photoaspire was founded with the busy bee in mind. For those who want to improve their photography but don’t have bucketloads of time to read a long-winded article about apertures or money to go and buy a lens worth £1,000’s.

The guides and articles are flexible and designed to teach you a new skill you can put to use in the real world.

The flexible nature of my posts means that this can help you regardless of your scenario, including some of the following:

  • You’re a parent looking to capture better-quality photographs of your children – pictures you’d be proud to display on your wall or in a book
  • You’re a newbie who has bought their first ever DSLR camera and haven’t got a clue what to do next
  • You’re an avid iPhone user who wants to take the best pictures possible without needing to go and buy a DSLR
  • You’re happy with the quality of your pictures in-camera but you want to improve you editing skills

How can I get take action today?

First, well done. By reading down to the end of this page, it is obvious you’re determined to push your photography skills to the next level.

The best way to get started is to pick an article and start learning that skill. It can be tempting to scroll around and look at different articles at once but it can be very distracting and it will save time to pick one topic and stick at it.

If you have any further questions about Photoaspire or any suggestions for this website feel free to reach out to me on the contact page and I will get back to you.


Happy photographing,

Joel from Photoaspire