About Me – The Man Behind The Camera

I’m a part-time wannabe-pro semi-professional landscape photographer from the South west of England.

I started using photography to escape from my various tedious day jobs and discovered that I’m actually a creative person, and fixing caravans and fitting kitchens wasn’t doing it for me. Unfortunately I’m still fitting kitchens, (I have bills to pay).

I enjoy other things like mountain biking, motorcycling and playing guitar. I’m a bit of an adrenaline junky but have no problem stopping and appreciating the more simple pleasures that nature provides for free.

I’m lucky to have another landscape photographer as my partner as she understands the ridiculous alarm calls and the standing around waiting. Obviously she has her own work and website. That very understanding and talented woman is Phil Starkey.

In my Bag

My bag is an Osprey Atmos 65 AG hiking backpack with an insert to carry everything I need.

Nikon D610

Nikon 80-200 ED f2.8

Nikon 40mm micro f2.8

Nikon 50mm f1.8

Tokina ATX17-35 FX f4

Kase K8 holder, magnetic CPL (genius!), various grads and ND’s

Benro TMA48CXL Mach 3 tripod – a beast!

Benro GD3WH geared head

Maps, gloves, hat, neck tube, rain cover, 2-way radio, first aid bits and many, many lens cloths. It’s a big bag!

Achievements

My images have been used by various photography magazines, calendars and the National Trust. I’ve also contributed writings to a number of articles.

I run workshops teaching others what landscape photography is all about.

I’m a Kase Filters UK Pro Partner and have represented them on their stand at The Photography Show in the NEC.

I give talks at photographic clubs and was due to talk at The Photography Show on the Kase Filters stand before it was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

I’ve not won any awards. Yet.