About this site
Hello and welcome to the home of Mike Chesworth based in St Helens, Merseyside. Office Worker by day, aspiring Web Designer/Photographer by night. I have a slight obsession about Apple and it’s products.
I have dabbled in many technologies over the years. I started learning basic on a Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128k back in the early eighties, before moving onto a Commodore Amiga 1200 which I still own. I am now more of a frontend developer, dabbling in HTML, CSS, and WordPress which is used to power this site.
On this site, I hope to write about various subjects that peak my interest. I also take a lot of photographs which I will showcase on the site and create a few tutorials on how I took them. If you want to get in touch you can contact me by e-mail using the contact page or visit one of my social media pages below. You can also read some of my posts by visiting the archive. Thanks for visiting.
So what are you going to be writing about?
I am going to be writing about some of my passions on this site, which are technology, photography, fitness and health. I am currently on a health regime at the moment and trying to get healthier and lose weight.
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A little FAQ.
Q. How old are you?
A. I was born in February 1978 so I’m 40 years old.
Q. What do you shoot with?
A. I use a Canon 700d for my serious photography, an Olympus EM10 MK2 as my daily shooter and an iPhone 7+.
Q. Did you go to uni?
A. No, I studied the sciences for 3 years at college, and decided that wasn’t the career path that I wanted to take, so decided that studying this at Uni wasn’t for me, and have never looked back since. Don’t let this hold you back though, going to uni is much more than getting a qualification, it will open so many doors for you and you will learn some awesome life skills, but don’t forget to get some work experience as well. I feel a blog post coming on!
Q. How did you learn photography and web design?
A. I am 95% self taught. I attended a couple of night school classes on these subjects, but the rest is from websites, books and videos. I am not a professional at either but love to share what I learn so that it helps others.
Q. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
A. Hopefully running my own business. I have worked in a large government department for the last 15 years, and I want to break that monotony.
Q. What did you use to build your website?
A. The site was built using the self hosted version of WordPress using a custom theme that I built myself. The site is hosted by the fabulous folks at 34sp using their WordPress hosting platform.