I’ve had an interest in photography and nature my whole life. My dad was an avid photographer and I think I must have caught the bug from him.

My very first “real” camera was a Nikonos III, which I bought in 1980, mainly for underwater use. It was a very robust land camera, too. Since then I have had a number of different SLR cameras (mostly Nikon) and finally moved to digital SLR in 2005.

My interest in nature and the sea led me to study marine biology between 1978 and 1981. I graduated with honours but was unable to find a job in the field. Things were way different back in the early ‘80s and there were very few jobs in the field. In 1982, I got a job in the IT industry and I’m still in that industry. It provides money for photography equipment and dive trips.

I learned to dive in 1978 and still dive as often as I can, taking my camera with me. I also try to do a tropical dive trip at least once per year. I have a web site dedicated to my diving where I log all my dives, with photographs: ATJ’s Diving Site

Most of my photography is of natural subjects, both above and below the water. I also have a dedicated photography site: andrewtrevor-jones.com

I hope you enjoy my photographs.

  • Age: 59
  • Joined: December 2008


Angus is odd

I was recently asked to explain what was odd about Angus. Here was my reply: / * He often purrs for no reason – We’ll hear him purring away in the middle of the night. / * He talks – especially when you say or even whisper his name / * He likes riding around in a Nutri Grain box (or similar) as per Iron Cat / * He will often sit in the shelf of the pantry (usually purring): Angus in the Pantry /…
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My Softboxes

I have a range of DIY softboxes which I use for macro photography. In each case the light from the flash is first spread onto a surface which then lights the subject with a much softer light than with the bare flash. / My First Softbox / My first softbox was a fairly simple cardboard arrangement which I still use when I’m at home taking macro shots at a magnification of 1:1 or less. For i…
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Poor Angus

Our beautiful boy, Angus, had a bad day, yesterday (13 March). / He went outside with the 3 cats in the afternoon and within 30 minutes of being outside he was acting strangely. I brought him inside. He was constantly licking and scratching himself basically anywhere on his body he could reach. He was also very upset, panting quite regularly and meowing whenever he was left alone. I followed …
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Native Orchids

While walking the dogs yesterday morning near Lennox Bridge (Glenbrook, New South Wales, Australia), I spied some native orchids to the side of the track. I headed back yesterday afternoon to get some photographs. After looking more closely, I found a great number of spike and it appears there may be more than one species. / This was first spike I came across in the afternoon. I believe these …
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