In the Beginning

I've been interested in photography ever since I used to develop 35mm films and prints in a blacked out bedroom at home. My interest came from my dad who was a very good amateur photographer but sadly he passed away when I was very young so I didn't have the chance to learn from him.

For many years I worked as a bassist in numerous great, and not so great, bands. That took up a lot of my time so photography came second, but it was always there.

After hanging up my guitar (due to public demand!) I went back to photography and it's been a passion for me ever since.

I've been on numerous courses for all aspect aspects of photography, read books, books, and more books, and watched as many tutorials on you-tube as my eyes could stand. Above all else though, I went out with my camera and practiced, even on those cold Winter mornings before sunrise when it would be so much nicer to stay in a warm bed.

I've also been on walks organised through social media with some outstanding photographers who taught me so much.

My first love was landscape photography, but a few years ago I decided to tackle model photography as well and its been a fantastic journey. I've met a lot of wonderful people, some of who have become great friends, and I've learned more about lighting, light modifiers and posing techniques.

I also run a photography group, "Surrey Creatives", on meetup.com. It's a free to join group for all levels of photographers offering varied events, walks, and workshops in London and the South East..

Please take a look around my site, and thank you for reading.

 


For Dad
 


Equipment

I have two Nikon bodies and a good selection of Nikon and Sigma lenses.
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I also have speedlights, umbrellas, reflectors and other light modifiers.


Software
Adobe Lightroom CC
Adobe Photoshop CC
Google Nik Collection of Filters
Topaz Labs Filters
Portrait Professional Pro