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!
- Canon EOS 5D Mk. III DSLR with various lenses
- Fujifilm X20 compact camera
- 2 x Olympus E-620 DSLRs with 3 lenses, ranging from 14-300mm (28-600mm in 35mm equivalents)
- Fujifilm HS50-EXR bridge camera
- Canon Powershot SX60 HS bridge camera
- Panasonic Lumix TZ60 compact camera
- Post-processing is kept to a minimum, with simplicity being the key. I’m 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 Adobe LightRoom does everything I need, and I use version 5.2 (quite an old version now) for all my image management and manipulation.
- I also occasionally use Paint Shop Pro 8 (again very, very old but still capable) for anything that I can’t do in LightRoom (but this is very rare).