I was a teenager when I first got interested in taking photos and bought my first decent camera, a Zorki 4 in 1968 when I was 17. In my early 20’s I was asked to take wedding photos of a deaf & dumb couple who could not afford a professional. I was 30 when I went to live in Zimbabwe for a few years and took wedding photos for two work colleagues, one of those was traditional African wedding and a truly jaw dropping experience. During almost all of the many years since I have been asked to take many weddings, birthdays, christenings, people and organisations anniversaries, as well as other events. For example, this year I took five school events (I now have an advanced DBS Certificate – paid for by a school) This included my 3rd visit to Victoria Hall to take award photographs and 3 proms. All I request if I don’t know the people asking is a small donation to one of the two charities close to my heart.
I do enjoy going to the photo club meetings, chatting with members and seeing some amazing photographs even though my photos would be classified as ‘Picture post cards’ by a judge rather than competition photos. I am now retired and trying to get more into nature photography. I have also had studio lights for many years. I’m a Canon man, shoot in RAW and use canon free editing software and tweak in photoshop elements.
Below is my gallery containing a selection of images.