My interest in photography began at the age of 13 when I bought a Coronet camera with the proceeds of a paper round.This was solely to take pictures at scout camps, but I was hooked! Although always keen, my interest blossomed when I joined Wrekin Arts Photographic Club in 1980. I was always very keen on cars and while taking photographs of rally cars I realised that the landscape had a lot to offer me. My passion for landscape photography grew over the years and trees hold a great fascination for me,especially in winter when the shape can be seen unhindered by leaves, and I feel that the weather is never too bad to take a photograph. Although I worked in all mediums,monochrome printing was my favourite,my preference being infrared and lith printing. I bought my first digital camera in March 2012 and embarked on a massive learning curve,I always referred to myself as a dinosaur working in the darkroom, but with the aid of Photoshop dinosaurs can learn new tricks.Now I am retired there is more time for lots of frustrating hours with the computer.
I achieved EFIAP IN 2002. [Excellence Federation de l'Art Photographique]I am still entering some exhibitions but not on the same scale as it took to reach FIAP standard because I now take pictures that please me more than a panel of judges. The images on this site have been taken with Velvia film and scanned in to the computer and also digital capture.Camera used,Nikon F90,F100 film cameras,P100 compact,Nikon D700 and Nikon D70s converted for infra red.
I was very proud to be invited to join Eyecon,a discussion group with like minded photographers which has helped improve my photography.I hope you enjoy your visit to this site,more of my images can be found on www.cretepics.com