Photographer Profile

I am a UK based photographer based in the Peak District National Park. My lifelong interest in photography started when I acquired my first 35mm film camera. Many years (and a few cameras) later I changed from 35mm to medium format roll film using a Mamiya 645. I have always enjoyed the whole process of photography. In the film era that included developing and printing my own monochrome films. 

In 2009 I changed to digital and now use a high resolution Canon DSLR. The very high quality images produced by this camera make excellent prints up to exhibition size. My experience with film has been very valuable but I prefer the convenience of using digital especially with the control it gives over the production of the final image.

Although my main photographic interest is in the Landscape I am always on the lookout for anything which makes an interesting image. Occasionally I like to take Nature,  Urban Scenes and abstract subjects to diversify my portfolio. To capture the essence of the landscape I look for images with Mood or Atmosphere.

My aim is to build a varied and interesting portfolio of images by travelling to suitable locations in the UK and abroad. In this I feel a sense of urgency due to the increasing development pressure on open countryside.


Royal Photographic Society Distinction

The RPS offers three levels of Distinctions which set recognised standards of achievement. In March 2015 I submitted a portfolio and was awarded the first level LRPS distinction (Licentiateship of The RPS).

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