Alan Forder

Alan Forder

Fordingbridge, Hants, United Kingdom

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I took up photography in November 2007 after a 30 year lay off when I purchased a canon 40D for my 50th birthday present. Having never used a digital camera or computer before I found it all very difficult. I joined Fordingbridge camera club and found the members, and the basic/practical photography evenings very helpful and still do. I have always been interested in wildlife and find it very challenging to get a good shot. I Live in Fordingbridge Hampshire on the edge of the New Forest, Southern England which is a very good area for wildlife. Within a 1hour drive I have a great diversity of habitats such as: Heathland, Woodland and forests, river valley’s, downland, coastal esturies, beaches and cliffs. The wildlife that inhabit these area’s would keep a photographer occupied for a lifetime. Over the last 5 years or so I have specialised in photographing birds and mammal,s but I hope to start photographing reptiles, insects and flowers in the near future.

My current equipment is as follows:-

Canon 7d
Canon 40d
Sigma 120-300 f2.8 EX DG
Canon 400mm f5.6 L
Canon 300mm f4 L IS
Canon 70-200 f4 L IS
Canon 24-105 f4 L IS
Canon 180mm f3.5 L Macro
Canon 10-22mm wide angle zoom.
Canon MR14ex mk2 ringlite
Canon 430ex flash
Canon 1.4x tele converter
Kenko extension tube
Gitzo 1349 tripod
Manfrotto 055 expro tripod
Gitzo off centre ballhead
Lensmaster gimbal head
Manfrotto 410 geared head
Manfrotto monopod
3x pocket wizard plus 2 wireless releases
Tamrac expedition 7 rucksack
Tamrac series 3 shoulder bag
Minolta focusing rail

You can see more of my photo’s on my website

Follow the link below for my Flickr site.

  • Age: 57
  • Joined: April 2013