I am a 40 something IT professional living in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire with a passion and love for photography.
My photographic work has been very heavily influenced by a number of factors. One was being able to spend 6 months travelling around the world in 2001 and the ability to record the memorable places I was lucky enough to visit such as Thailand, Cambodia and New Zealand. The second factor is probably due to the abundance of wildlife and views I have have literally on my doorstep here in Buckinghamshire. I am able to photograph Red Kites from literally the front doorstep of my home and this in turn this has triggered an interest in birds of prey, although I would never want to be or claim to be ‘twitcher’.
My main interests are landscape and wildlife photography. I have never had much interest in taking ‘staged’ photographs and so steer away from areas such as portraits and lifestyle as I very much prefer a ‘natural feeling’ to my pictures.
On the 9th June 2009 the barn owl that is displayed on my homepage was picked along with 4 others to be shown on the BBC Springwatch TV Show. I felt incredibly honoured to have my photo chosen out of the 12,000 that had been uploaded onto the Flickr website. Photography is a hobby to me and so family and work matters have to take priority over this, that is of course unless I ever reach the dizzy heights of being a professional photographer being paid enough money to make a living from it. Until that day I will always looking to capture the perfect shot.
I have had my work featured by both BBC Springwatch and Autumnwatch on their TV programmes and on their blogs. Dorset Wildlife Trust have used one of my red squirrel photographs in their members magazine and I have won national competitions and local photographic competitions and in 2011 I came runner up in the ‘Best in Bucks’ photographic competition.
After returning from photographing the Aurora Borealis in Norway for the second time in February 2013 I was approached by Wex (Warehouse Express) Photographic the UK’s leading independent photography store to write a blog for them about my trip and giving hints and tips to photograph the auroras to their readers. That blog can be found by clicking on the link belowhttp://www.wexphotographic.com/blog/how-to-photograph-the-northern-lights-in-arctic-norway
Thanks for taking the time out to read about me.