I’m a retired teacher who spent a lot of the time during the15 years following early retirement exploring and photographing my country, Australia,travelling alone in my campervan. I used a medium format camera, a Pentax 645. Recently I handed my many transparencies to the Australian Conservation Foundation for their exclusive use, so,regretfully, none of those photos can be shown on Red Bubble. I have copies of many of them but it is unlikely that I will travel again to those beautiful and far away places. I do not, however, regret the early gifting of what was to have been a bequest to the ACF.
I now use a Pentax K7 DSLR and am still finding out the possibilities of digital photography.
I am at my happiest when alone in the bush with my camera.
In the past, my work was used by conservation agencies, state government conservation departments, a stock photo library, calendar companies and a few other outlets. A folio of my landscapes was published in Wild Magazine. Yearly, over sixteen years, my photos appeared in the ACF’s Wilderness Diary or their Desk Calendar. Nowadays, photography is mainly for my own pleasure and done fairly close to home since it is now much harder for me to travel far.
About eight months ago I acquired a micro four-thirds camera – the Olympus E – M5 and four lenses. This became a life-changing event because of the light weight of the complete system and the marvellous image stabilisation system of the camera. The joys of wandering around city, country and seashore minus a heavy backpack and tripod are now mine!