I have always had an interest and a skill with art and composition, but my interest in photography only began about 10 years ago when I purchased my first SLR and took a trip to Europe. The very first pictures I took where of Prague at night. Needless to say they didn’t turn out very well and from that point on I began to learn the art of photography, refining my technique by taking every opportunity to experiment with my camera.

I moved on to digital photography about 13 years ago when I purchased a Sony DSC-F707 and have never looked back. Having such a versatile camera coupled with the freedom of digital imaging has meant that I have been able to create panoramic images that were not possible using traditional 35mm formats. Having now moved on to more advanced (and expensive) cameras, a Nikon D300 is now my digitizer of choice.

My photographic interest is firmly in the area of wilderness photography. The initial spark for my obsession with this type of photography was hiking the Overland Track through Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park back in 1995. The hike left me with a desire to see more of the beautiful remote places of the world and photography was a natural way to capture this beauty and share it. My hope is that through sharing some of these images people will be encouraged to preserve these fragile environments for future generations. This approach does work – the efforts of Peter Dombrovski on the Franklin River campaign in Tasmania being a good example – but with the pressures on our natural environment being more severe than ever, the need to encourage conservation of the natural environment is more important than ever.

  • Joined: September 2008
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