Just joined... and a bit of background waffle...

Current gear:

Cameras:
-2 x Nikon D40 bodies
-Samsung S760 compact

Lenses

-18-55mm kit lens
-55-200mm VR
-50mm f/1.8 D
-Camray Close-up lens kit (4x screw in lenses)

Accessories:
-SB600 Speedlight
-ML-L3 remote
-Polaris flash meter
-+ studio flash, 2 x tripods, etc etc

Software:
-PhotoShop CS3
-Nikon View NX, Capture NX
-Photomatix Pro

Hi fellow “Redbubblers”!

Good to be here. Redbubble seems to be a FANTASTIC idea for photographers, artists, writers etc to get their work out there and seen by a potential WORLDWIDE audience! Even SOLD! Oh, the MAGIC of modern technology, eh?!

So, what about me? Well, I’ve been taking pictures seriously for 27 years – ever since getting an Olympus OM10 for a joint birthday/Christmas present way back in 1982. Since then I’ve taken photos of virtually anything and everything, and have never REALLY specialised in any one field (something I kick myself for, if the truth be told! – I might have been a bit more successful!). However, areas I do enjoy in particular are all types of wildlife, and portraiture & glamour; although I’ve always simply enjoyed walking around and snapping things left right and centre.

From the Olympus OM10, I moved through the OM30 and OM40, before switching to Minolta in 1988 (I just fancied a change). I dabbled with Bronica and Mamiya medium format but never really fell in love with the format, then in 1998 switched brands again to Nikon with an F50, then F70, F90, the all manual FM2, and F80… before finally taking the digital plunge in 2002 with a Minolta “bridge” camera. The purchase of a D70 at Christmas 2004 and the D40 last year bring me right up to date equipment wise…

I have become more interested in glamour and portraiture over recent years, although I am still happy snapping away at virtually anything I find interesting – and especially the beauty of the natural world around us. Close-up and macro in particular have always fascinated me – a whole new world that we simply aren’t aware of until we actually LOOK!

Anway, hopefully my Redbubble “portfolio” will reflect all this as I gradually build it up. I may also add some samples of my creative writing – screenplays, short stories and novel excerpts.

That’s about it. Good to be on board – so LET’S GO!…

P.S. You can also find me on Flickr, although of course a lot of the images will be the same as on here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisharvey67/

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