I started serious photography on a fully manual film SLR camera in the early 1980s. It was a good though very slow way to learn, often requiring a wait of several weeks to see the prints that resulted from a shoot.
I was an early adopter of digital photography and software-based processing which, together, finally gave me everything I needed on the technical side, so that I could concentrate more fully on the content.
It’s only been since 2009 that I made a decision to take my photography to the next level. For me this means learning lots about composition and lighting.
On the comp side I’m really enjoying studying the work of some of the awesome photographers here on redbubble. On the lighting side, because I have to take photos often in poor light, I’m a great fan of ‘strobist’ principles and follow closely the work of David Hobby, Syl Arena and in particular the incredible Joe McNally, each of whom has unwittingly contributed immensely to my learning about off-camera flash. Thanks, chaps!
I take a lot of photos for pleasure and for work. This ranges from portraiture to product shots, all using off-camera flash.
I hope you have as much fun exploring some of my work as I get from creating it!
Bill C Martin