Joe Bailey Photography

Capturing memories, not images

Memories are important

I'm a photographer of many talents currently based in Southampton, UK. I studied photography at Sixth Form and I am now at University studying Web Design and Development. In my free-time I like to photograph nature, landscapes, and vehicles, whilst professionally I enjoy taking photos of events and doing portraits.


Follow what I'm up to on Instagram @joebaileyphotography

Photography Quotes
" The whole point of taking photos is so that you don't have to explain things in words "
- Elliott Erwitt
" Memory is the diary that we all carry with us "
- Oscar Wilde
" The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do "
- Andy Warhol

If there’s one thing that I’ve learnt from my venture into photography over the past 5 years, it’s that you are never done learning. You’ve mastered this skill? OK, get ready for the next. Photography is an ever-expanding field of interest for people across the world. It’s a truly universal language, creating friendships no-one thought possible. Photography continues to grasp my interest no matter where my life takes me.

Choosing a new lens

I’ve been doing a lot of event photography since I’ve been in Southampton, and whilst my new Sony A77ii (unusable at ISO 6400 and above) has a lot better ISO quality than my Sony A58 (unusable at ISO 800 and above) did I’m finding that I require, or rather want a new lens. I currently …

3 million photo views on Google Maps

I just hit 3 million views of my photos on Google Maps. I think that’s an incredible achievement.  I add all my photos to Google Maps as a lot of my shoots are based in location that I can then contribute photos to. This helps my photos get more exposure around the internet as well as …

Bournemouth Christmas Market

To get in the Christmas spirit me and my friends visited Bournemouth Christmas Market and went to see the Coca-Cola Truck. There were a lot of shopping centres in Bournemouth with only about 3 shops in each which we found a bit strange. There was a cat cafe that I’m going to have to go …

Coco Bar & Lounge Comedy Night

I saw a post on Facebook that said photographer wanted and, having changed my attitude since going to university, I gave them a message. Next thing I know I’m photographing the Coco Bar & Lounge Comedy Night. Shooting this event made me want a new lens even more as I could have done with a …