About My Photography

WoodpeckerI have been creating images for many years. I started in the 1960s with a Brownie 127, given to me by my parents. In the early 1970s I bought a Russian Zenith SLR. By the end of that decade I had progressed to a Pentax MX SLR - this lasted me for many years. After a brief break from still photography to work in video, I re-entered photography with a Canon EOS 1000F during the 1990s, followed by a Canon EOS 5. I later added a Bronica medium format camera to my kit.

In 2005 I went over to a completely digital workflow. My first digital SLR was a Canon EOS 20D. I still use this as a back up and for some special projects such as animation and time-lapse. My main camera now is a Canon EOS 5DMkII: a superb camera for both still and video work. I also use a Fujifilm X-Pro2 for travel and street photography.

The photographs on this site have been taken over the last 30+ years. However the majority of them are more recent. The films use during the "traditional" years have been many and varied from the well known varieties of Kodak, Ilford and Fuji to films that have not survived the test of time, such as Orwochrome, albeit an excellent, high-contrast film. In the latter days of film I tended to restrict myself to Fuji (Velvia and Provia 100F & 400F) for colour transparencies and Ilford (FP4, HP4 and Delta 3200) for monochrome. Although occasionally I used other films as the fancy took me. I sometimes also used C41-process monochrome films.

The main subject areas that I have tended to photograph have been wildlife (both flora and fauna), landscapes, seascapes and urbanscapes. However a lot more of my recent work has been tending towards "art photography" - expression through photography rather than just capturing life as it is, which includes both studio-based and "outdoor" compositions.

My current kit includes:

  • Canon EOS 5DMkII, Canon EOS 20D (modified for Infra Red), and GoPro Hero3
  • Canon lenses: EF 16-35mm f2.8 L, EF 24-70mm f2.8 L, 100mm f2.8 macro, EF 70-200mm IS f4 L, EF 100-400mm IS f5.6 L, and TSE 24mm f3.5
  • DitoGear: 1.5m Servo OmniSlider, 2-axis OmniHead, Dragon Bridge Interface
  • Lee filters
  • Manfrotto tripods and heads; Nodal Ninja NN5 panoramic head with D-16 Rotator
  • Canon Flash: Speedlite 580EX and Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX
  • Studio lighting: Elinchrom D-Lite 4
  • Software: Adobe Suite CS6, Adobe Lightroom, DragonFrame (stopframe and timelapse)

You can see a samples of my images in the Gallery section of the web site, and the photographic services that I offer in the Services section.