“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera…
they are made with the eye, heart and head.”
I grew up in Weymouth Dorset and have fond memories of summer holidays on Weymouth beach. I spent many long walks out with my grandfather and I believe this is where my love for being out in nature first came about. I studied Catering at Weymouth College and alongside this I took a short course in photography. I used a borrowed Brownie camera and spent a little time in the dark room. I would have loved to have been able to paint but lacked the patience required, so I turned to cameras to capture the moment and the beauty I see in the landscape.
It was not until 2009, when I purchased my first digital camera, that I got really hooked. I moved to Worthing in 1994 and live about a five minute walk from the seafront and the beach has been my learning ground. In those early days I would be out everyday, sometimes twice a day and for me it was the best way to learn.
I am married with two children and work as a self employed, part time bookkeeper. I am lucky enough to be part of East Beach Artists Collective in Worthing selling my work from a small gallery on the seafront called Four at the Shore.
I have been commissioned to work for private clients, ETI Ltd (client calendar 2017) and the Woodland Trust.
I started running landscape photography workshops for beginners in 2015.
My kit: Canon 5d mark II and mark III. Canon lens 24-105mm, Canon lens 100 – 400 mk II, Sigma 105mm Macro, Benro Tripod, (spare tripods for workshops), extension tube for close up work and a reflector. Lee filter Starter Kit, a Hoya Polariser, a Lee 10 stop ND and a Lee 6 stop ND. I have a Canon 50d that has been converted to infrared. Occasionally I use a Canon 100d with any of the above lenses.
I Shoot in RAW format and use Lightroom and Photoshop through Adobe Creative Cloud for editing.
Image courtesy of David Noton Photography