My first entry for my new site.
I started shooting at 14 when i won my first camera in a cooking competition, seriously :) No idea what model it was but you looked down through bellows into a square view finder...
When i got married in 1993 i picked up a second hand 35mm Canon film camera and was gifted a wonderful selection of lenses including a 300mm prime. I remember wandering around with a notebook recording all my settings so i could work out how i achieved my successes and understand my failures when the rolls of film came back developed.
There are some shots from a Safari in Kenya and Yosemite National park shot with that camera from way back in the 90's.
When my daughter was born i stopped anything but the standard family shots until i was in my early 40's when i picked up a Nikon D200 and started collecting glass (lenses)
In 2012 I picked up a Nikon D800 and started moving to professional lenses taking four years until I finally collected the trinity of professional landscape lenses.
I went to a local college taking evening classes and fairly quickly started getting work shooting shopping centers and Hotel interiors. I also was asked by my local Starbucks to display some of my landscapes and sold my images from there.
I decided to stop monatizing my photography as the business element was removing the "fun" and relaxation from my hobby so i shut my website down but never stopped shooting.
Several trips to Iceland between 2014 and 2017 left me in love with the northerly locations of our wonderful planet.
I am now looking at wildlife photography and have just invested in a Nikon D850 and am looking at a prime long lens (over 300mm) so i can start shooting some of the amazing wildlife i see whilst waiting for the light on my landscape shoots.
I am certainly looking now at locations where i can shoot wildlife and amazing landscapes for the coming years.