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.
Also I have been doing quite a lot of wildlife photography which again 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 D5 Body x 2
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
Nikon 2.0 x converter
Gitzo GT5541LS carbon fibre with Gimbal Head
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.