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Engage. Inspire. Unleash.

Three words that encapsulate all that I am about. I express my love of creativity in the following mediums: Photography. Art. Web Design. Teaching. Worship. All of these have had a profound impact on my life. Find out more here.

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About Me

My name is Al Ingham. This is my site.
I am a fulltime husband, a registered teacher, amateur photographer, web site hobbyist, repressed artist, and worshipper of Christ.

I grew up and still live in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. Since 6th Form I have known that my calling was to be a teacher, and so set about doing that. The first 3 years out of school I went to The Learning Connexion, Island Bay, to study Art. I focussed on Painting and Computer Graphics. At the end of my time there, I enrolled at Victoria University to study the BA/BTeach 4 year degree. I graduated in 2009, was relief teaching from 2010, and got my first full time job at the end of that year. I currently teach a bunch of 9 and 10 year olds in a small but vibrant school.

Interesting

Some things you didn’t know about me:

  • I consider Test Match cricket the best thing to watch for five days on TV.
  • Despite many attempts, I cannot grow anything in my garden.
  • I quite enjoy watching fire.
  • In 2010 I lived in four separate and different houses after having lived in one house all my life up until then (26 years!).

Recent Blog Posts:

PX – About

Good Friday Cross 2014

Each year since I left school I have made a cross in remembrance of Christ's sacrifice. This year is no different. To make this year's cross, I was inspired by hot cross buns. Of late I've been doing a bit…

PX – About

Charter Schools: The Future of Success

Managed to catch the encore screening of 3rd Degree (TV3) this week which had an exposé on the 5 trial Charter Schools being run in Auckland at the moment. 3rd Degree: Charter Schools All in all Charter Schools have been…

PX – About

Is Facebook making us Lonely?

Here's a little video I found when I was searching to find if other people were experiencing the same kind of misnomer as I was, where I felt left out, alone, rejected, and struggling to fit in, even in an…

Photography

Every now and then I capture a piece of life from a place I have been and the people I have met. More often than not, my photography explores place and location rather than the people that inhabit it. It serves as a captured memory. Some photos I use to get inspiration for my artworks, but most of them are beginning to hold their own place in my personal gallery.

My tool of choice at the moment is my Canon EOS 7D DSLR, with my main lens being the Canon EF-S 17-85mm 1:4-5.6 IS USM. I also sport a Canon EF-S 10-22mm 1:3.5-4.5 USM.
In the past I have owned a Canon EOS 350D, and a Canon EOS 550D, both with the 18-55mm kit lens.

Music & Worship

PX – Photography

Worship and Hymns

The worship wars have been a battle fought for decades now. The two sides: pro-hymn and pro-modern stand on two sides of a peaceful fence. But in order to stand on one side or the other, we have to be…

PX – Photography

Three Songs of Worship

Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts. Ephesians 5:18-19 At the very core of modern day worship is this call from Paul's letter…

I am a worship leader at Lower Hutt Baptist Church. I play guitar, both electric and acoustic depending on the team, and enjoy using both for their different purposes. These are my own thoughts and feelings about my experiences of working in different worship teams for the last 15 years. I have only been worship leading since 2010, but through many observations and experiences, I am able to use this to assist me. I am also extremely lucky to have a God who loves, and sees past my failings. I have also have some of my blog posts included on WorshipMinistry.com.
Also in this blog are articles regarding music, which relates to my small home recording studio, ‘Haven Grove Studio‘, and will include different aspects of the recording in my short and limited experience.

Web Design

I have been designing websites since about 2005. I began design using Macromedia Flash, but soon realised that it was going to be better to improve my designs by using PHP, CSS, and jQuery. I am continually looking for new ideas and new themes that are trending in website design.

The majority have been for my own personal domain, but there have been a few I have made for friends and family.

In the last few years I have moved from building my sites from scratch to using WordPress and other CMS’s. This has allowed me to work on theme and graphic design, whilst keeping the content available for independent mangers to look after and update.

I am not currently taking on any new website design projects except for special circumstances. If you need to get in touch with me regarding website design, you can email me through the contact page.

huttbaptist.org.nz-wp2010

Contact

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Please feel free to contact me regarding anything. I welcome all feedback and will respond in due course to anything that warrants a reply.