I had a camera as a young teenager - you know the type, a point and shoot. Occasionally I would get one, really good shot back from the chemist, where it was developed. (Yes you youngsters it was film!) A shot that would make me proud and think, I really like taking pictures. And so my journey began.
I started to take it more seriously about 10 years ago, as a distraction from work. Digital had arrived but not in my house; I liked black and white film. I progressed slowly learning composition and other basics from magazine articles and a very handy "how to" book I got from a Secret Santa.
I joined Plymouth Camera Club when we upped sticks and moved to Devon. I've learned a lot since then and I really enjoy my photography, which is now a bit of an obsession. I gained my LRPS and followed that with my ARPS just over a year later. In 2019 I gained my Fellowship in the Contemporary Category. I like that the RPS distinctions give you something to focus on and aim for. I need that - it focuses the mind.
I have had over 250 acceptances into International Photographic Salons and won a few gold medals along the way. Salon photography is quite a challenge as the images need to have immediate impact, punch and meaning. As my photography wanders off into the creative zone it becomes more difficult to gain acceptances.
I love nature and wildlife and concentrate on outdoor photography. Do I have a style yet? You can make your own mind up on that score.
My prints are available to buy. A4 size are £30.00 plus postage and A3 are £40.00 plus postage. Anything bigger I'll have to provide a specific quote. You can send me a message on the contact form below with your request.