About this site

My photography

Early days

I started seriously taking photos when I was about 16 - a school friend called Simon Wilder got me interested and so I bought my first SLR - a Zenit-E, a Russian made camera that was cheap and quite popular in the early seventies. I still have this camera and on recently looking at it realised how heavy and "industrially built" it is. But it gave a good background in photography - everything was manual, from using a light meter for exposure, to settings and focus.

My last film SLR was the wonderful Nikon FA - the most advanced non-autofocus camera that Nikon every made. It was a lovely piece of kit - well made, great results and brilliant functionality.

Going digital

I had a bit of a lull in my photography due to work during the late 90s and drifted back into it via an Olympus compact digital camera in 1999. This was followed by a couple of Panasonic bridge cameras, and then a return to the Nikon fold with a D80. I'm now shooting with a D7100 - a nice piece of kit.