Welcome to my world, well my blog anyway…
These pages will typically tell you a bit about my photography outings and exploits around the UK and also occasionally in the bigger world.
I have been taking photos for a while now, I got my first camera for my 21st birthday which feels like a long time ago. I began by taking landscapes then when the kids arrived they were what I generally photographed but they’re older now and I’ve got a bit more time on my hands. My passion for this art form has really accelerated during the last couple of years when I’ve really tried to lift my game. I am a member of two camera clubs, one of which is my local club Ribblesdale and the other is Chorley who are one of the top clubs in the world.
Personally, I have attained the CPAGB accreditation which equated to being a ‘good club standard photographer’ and I have now gained the DPAGB which is ‘good exhibition level photographer’, with the PAGB (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain). I have also managed to work my way to BPE5* in the British Photographic Exhibitions circuit which has been both interesting and challenging.
My two favourite subjects, photographically, are Wildlife and People and between them they fill a fair chunk of my portfolio. I am also keen to add Sports and Dance to my repertoire. I am a fairly competent user of Adobe Photoshop to enhance or even create images but I strongly believe that PS should be used to make a great photograph better and not to just salvage a poor image – get it right in camera!
I hope you enjoy looking through the blog.