Budding young Isle of Wight photographer: ‘Just enjoy it and have fun trying new things’

Since being given a camera for his birthday, 13-year-old Luke, tries to go out every day to photograph something new. He says, “You don’t need lots of money to go out and just take photos and see the Island from a different perspective, just enjoy it and have fun trying new things”.

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Young people often don’t get the credit or recognition they deserve, but there are many out there on the Isle of Wight doing fantastic, ambitious, inspiring and positive things.

13-year-old Luke Chandler is one such person.

Budding young photographer
Luke’s in Year 9 at Ryde Academy and has recently taken up GCSE Photography.

His love of photography started two years ago when his Mum, Cara, let him use her camera to take some photos. When Cara looked through the shots she was taken aback by how good they were for someone so young and with no training.

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Some examples of Luke Chandler's photograph

Luke’s parents decided to buy him a camera for his birthday and ever since then he’s gone out almost every day trying to photograph different things, in different ways.

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Some examples of Luke Chandler's photograph

Luke: “Can shut out any troubles”
Luke told OnTheWight,

“I love it, because I can shut out any troubles I might have.”

Luke is not just a keen photographer, but also a young carer for his brother, who is on the autism spectrum and suffers with tourette’s and anxiety. Luke says,

“Going out with my camera really helps me have a break and relax.”

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Some examples of Luke Chandler's photograph

Ambitions for the future
Photography has really captured the interest of Luke and he told us that in the future, he’d like to take it up as a profession and travel the world.

He has ambitions to eventually set up a photography business and “teach others how to take awesome shots”.

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Some examples of Luke Chandler's photograph
Some examples of Luke Chandler's photograph

Top three tips
We asked Luke to share with us his top three tips for a young person wanting to get into photography

  1. Take you time taking shots, try different angles
  2. Take a few shots and gradually you will find the best way to take the shot
  3. But most importantly,

  4. Have fun and listen to other people’s comments, it will help you to improve

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Some examples of Luke Chandler's photograph
Some examples of Luke Chandler's photograph

See more of Luke’s shots
Luke has set up an Instagram Page and invites you all to pop over and have a look at some of his photos.

Luke says,

“You don’t need lots of money to go out and just take photos and see the Island from a different perspective, just enjoy it and have fun trying new things.”

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Some examples of Luke Chandler's photograph
Some examples of Luke Chandler's photograph

If you know of a young person who has achieved positive things in their life and deserve some recognition, get in touch with us.

Images: © Luke Chandler

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Sunday, 27th January, 2019 11:48am

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frattonparker

An impressive portfolio for _any_ photographer, the image of the sun through the trees at Appley is a cracker. Keep it up Luke. :)

Dee

What absolutely stunning photographs. I would never have guessed these had been taken by somebody so young and with so few years of experience in the photography field. Wonderful work and thank you so much for sharing – they’re beautiful.