Why do I photograph? Because I have to; it has long been so. I have choice in what I photograph but not otherwise. I am driven to do it. My passion is to capture the beauty and variety of the British Landscape and especially its coastline, and to record it so others can enjoy it. I regard myself as a Pro-Am photographer. Professional in my approach and the quality I strive to achieve in my images but an amateur because, from the original definition of the word, of my love for the landscape and photography. As well as getting pictures I gain tranquility, strength and sometimes excitement from being out and on my own in our beautiful country.
In the words of Leonard Misonne "Light glorifies everything. It transforms and ennobles the most commonplace and ordinary subjects. The object is nothing; light is everything." So it is with the landscape too. Good light - more correctly perhaps - the right light is what brings out the best from the landscape. The quality of the light, the highlights and shadows it brings, the contrast and tonal range, or lack of it, that elicit an emotional response as much if not more than colour. Fine images are there for the making in mist and rain as much as in the golden hour.
My pictures have been published by magazines and books, used for advertising, on greetings / birthday cards and on the internet etc. I am also available to produce commissioned work, please email a summary of the brief in the first instance. My work is available from this site - please use the contact page - and through various picture libraries including Alamy and Loop Images.
My work has been accepted into the Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition and book on several occasions and I have received a number of other awards over the years. I am now much more focussed on getting good images for myself and my customers.
In 2018 I wrote a book on landscape photography giving lots of information to those wishing to start in the field. I am also give regular lectures to photographic societies.
I have come to the understanding that, even for landscape photography, the broad view is often not the best view. The less you include in a frame the better you show what really matters. That concentration on subject matter is what gives impact to an image.
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