Hi, and welcome to my homepage. I’m going to make the bold and possibly foolhardy assumption that if you’ve got this far – or perhaps this far – then you can read. So forgive me if I go on a little bit.
When I was a kid, Dad had an old film SLR camera, which still languishes in a dusty cupboard somewhere. I don’t think his interest in photography made much of an impact on me until I went to university. I bought a, frankly, fairly fairly poor-quality point-and-shoot camera to record those memorable (and hazy) university days, and before long found myself trying to take slighty more artistic photos for which the point-and-shoot was wholly unsuitable. So I bought my first SLR – a second-hand Nikon F65, which still languishes in a dusty cupboard somewhere (are you detecting a pattern here?) – and I’ve never looked back.
I’m basically self-taught; it’s been a great experience but I still feel I have a huge amount to learn – both about photography and about post-processing. If you take a look at my work and you can see that I’m doing something wrong, or you can suggest ways that I could do something better, please let me know. I’d be grateful for the advice.
As you can see by looking around my gallery, I’m principally a landscape and nature photographer; although my ‘day job’ is law, I take great pleasure in getting out into the countryside to walk, to enjoy the fresh air and distant horizons, and to shoot. (This is one reason why I’ve abandoned London and I’m looking to move somewhere a little closer to Britain’s more dramatic scenery!) Now if it’s true, as Daniel Kahneman suggests, that “a photographer does not view the scene as a moment to be savored but as a future memory to be designed,” then I’m probably not a very good photographer – spending far too much time savouring, and far too little designing. But it works for me. I hope that it works for you, too.