I’ve been interested in photography for as long as I can remember. Before we had home computers and the internet, I would do all of my learning through books and experimenting. The problem was, every time I pressed the shutter, it would cost me money in getting the 35mm film developed at my local shop, so every shot had to count. There was no software editing. Your photos were returned as is straight out of the camera.
I did a photography course whilst I was in the Royal Navy and for a short time, I was the ships photographer. I learnt some good tips from that course which I can still remember, although most of the course was tailored to how to photograph Russian ships. (It was still the cold war then; us shadowing them and them shadowing us). I still have a collection of those pictures.
Photography always remained a hobby for me, sometimes leaving it for a while then coming back again with renewed enthusiasm.
But how things have moved on! Digital SLR’s, home computing and editing software has totally transformed photography to releasing all creative bonds, allowing the photographer to ‘create’ each photograph into a picture if they so desire.
I do not label myself a 'landscape' photographer, 'wildlife' photographer or whatever. I enjoy all aspects of photography. Whatever catches my eye, be it a close up of a flower or insect to a great sunset or action shots. I’ll even set up shots like those water drop shots I have in the gallery, I enjoy it all. They each present their own challenges and I find it very satisfying in seeing the final results after all the hard work in obtaining it.
My process styles are varied too. Sometimes I feel some scenes are more suited to a painterly look whilst others are better to look natural or perhaps black and white.
I hope you like the pictures you see within the galleries and can appreciate the hard work that goes into obtaining the final results.
I welcome any comments or questions you may have.