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I have been taking photographs professionally and Semi professionally for over 32 years. In that time I have had to evolve with advances in technology and creative technique.

It is such an exciting and challenging time to be in the industry. The advent of digital has revolutionised photography as an art form. It has also bought photography and image manipulation to the masses. Every second person now takes photographs and many are trying their hand at creating a living from their hobbies. Digital in some ways made it easier to be a “photographer”, but it still takes a certain level of skill and understanding to truly master the craft.

I cut my teeth on film and lived for years in a darkened room, mixing chemicals, printing my own prints (BW, Cibachrome and colour negative) and framing them. When I think of where I began, look at where I am now and beyond to the future I am amazed at how far I have come and how far there is still left to go. Every month someone develops an new idea or approach that refines photography just that little bit more. It is these refinements that keep it exciting for me.

Sometimes it can be frustrating, sometimes depressing, but it is always rewarding if you work hard and want to succeed.

 

I have been using predominantly Nikon Equipment over the last 20 years, and still have fond memories of my first SLR, a Pentax MV, and the joy that I found when I first looked through the viewfinder and could see exactly what the film would capture - prior to this I had been using an old voiglander of my fathers.

Nikon captured my imagination as it was the camera advertised in the National Geographic used in the Space program.