strangelight

Shipley, United Kingdom

I’m a self-taught landscape, wildlife and architectural photographer inspired by the British countryside and by the thrill of travel to...

Selection from <a href="/people/strangelight/collections/55731-united-kingdom">United Kingdom</a> View Full Collection

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. 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.

- Chris

  • Joined: April 2011
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait