I am strictly an amateur photographer, living in coastal north Wales. I’ve been practising my amateurism since the late 70s, and with the exception of a brief introductory course at night class soon after buying my first “proper” camera, whatever I’ve learned, it’s been by “doing it”.
Although my preferred activity is street photography, I don’t exclude any particular subject matter – I’ll click my shutter at whatever is in front of my lens at the time.
Whatever I photograph, though, I try to show empathy with the subject, adding a little gentle humour wherever possible.
Judge for yourself!
- Fujifilm X20 compact camera
- Olympus E-620 DSLR with 3 lenses, ranging from 14-300mm (28-600mm in 35mm equivalents)
- Fujifilm HS20-EXR bridge camera (awaiting the arrival of a Fujifilm HS50EXR)
- Panasonic Lumix TZ20 compact camera
I use relatively simple equipment and am probably out of step, in that I don’t use Photoshop at all. This isn’t to say that my photos are exactly as they came out of the camera, but post-processing is kept to a minimum, with simplicity being the key.
- I used to use Google Picasa for image management and simple post processing, but Roj Smith convinced me (by example) that Adobe LightRoom was the way to go. He was right, an I now use LightRoom 5.2 for my image management and manipulation.
- Paint Shop Pro 8 (very old but still capable) for anything that I can’t do in LightRoom (but this is very rare)
I also have a separate Redbubble account, where my work from all categories can be purchased.
FROM 25 OCTOBER 2012, ALL PROCEEDS FROM ANY SALES OF MY WORK WILL BE DONATED TO LEUKAEMIA & LYMPHOMA RESEARCH, A UK CHARITY DEDICATED TO VITAL RESEARCH INTO LEUKAEMIA, LYMPHOMA & MYELOMA.