I became interested in nature and landscapes as a teenager. I've also always enjoyed science, learning the technical aspects of how things work and how this is applied to the natural world. Needless to say, this led me to develop my portfolio in landscape and nature photography over other more popular areas such as wedding, portraiture and documentary.
I would describe myself as a perfectionist to the point that I'm always striving for something better. I have tried to capture that 'perfect' image, but early on, this often led to frustration. I soon learned that there isn't such a thing as that 'perfect' image. Every image is unique and every photographer has their own take on what they see. Everyone is individual and their tastes are different. What one person likes another may dislike for a variety of reasons. I always think though, if you use tried and tested methods in your photography and a pinch of creative originality, you can't go far wrong!
Having said all this, for me, the light is what makes or breaks an image. You can have strong composition, excellent focal interest and good exposure, but it is the light that gives it that 'wow' factor. Whether or not this is the warm sunrise glowing across the countryside; sunlight breaking through stormy clouds over waves crashing against the coastline; or even the sinking mist rolling over a mountain top - the light will always play a key part in any great photograph.
So as I write this blog, I hope to share my thoughts with you and maybe convey a small part of what makes me, the photographer I am. I aim to write constructive and interesting articles about photography, what my perspective is on the world of photography and of-course, what on earth I was thinking stood shivering in the cold, when I pressed that shutter!
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