I have been interested in photography as long as I can remember. It began in ernest when I was just married and we had our first little girl. I used to shoot slides back then. I eventually built up my camera gear till I had two camera bodies and several lenses.
I then started wedding photography using an array of different cameras.
I then became tired of it all and didn't bother with much in the way of camera for many years. It wasn't until digital cameras appeared that my interest was reawakened.
I have always been on outdoor type of person, being a runner and mountain biker. So I wanted to shoot some of the views and scenery I was seeing during my outdoor activities, together with some of the sporting interests I have.
Professional photographers that have inspired me are Ansel Adams, David Noton and Joe Cornish and many more.
Being a member of a camera club helped me a lot as well. Having your work critiqued by more knowledgeable members of the club helps you improve quickly if you take on board their advise.
I think I am very fortunate living so close to the Peak District as the photographic opportunities out there are tremendous. Having said all that I do find it very frustrating getting up early driving to the location for the sunrise or sunset only to be dissapointed by the weather. This why I do like to try all the different genres of photography.
Recently I have been trying my hand at little sporting photography and I am really enjoying it, but is a real challenge.
I have used Pentax, Mamiya and Canon but at present I am using Nikon equipment. It is fantastic camera gear.It has never let me down and is great to work with.
My camera bag is made up of
Nikon D4 Body
Nikon 16-35mm f4 G VR
Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 ED AF-S
Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 AF-S VR11
Nikon 500mm f4
Nikon 200-400mm f4 AF-S VR
Nikon 105mm f2.8 macro
Nikon 50mm f1.4
Nikon 1.4x converter
Nikon 1.7x converter
Gitzo traveller carbon fibre tripod
Lee ND Grads filters
Nikon professional equipment is used to ensure the highest quality images.
I do hope you enjoy viewing the images, as much as I have enjoyed taking them. Hopefully I would like to think that I am still learning and improving all the time.