My first introduction to photography was as a student at Hull University where I studied Spatial Design, and photography was part of the creative process. It was all 35mm film with manual Minolta cameras. My first camera of my own was an Olympus OM10 and OM40.

Starting a new job after University, and a family, gave little time for photography but eventually the bug took hold again. With the advent of digital it was a new world, I sold all my darkroom gear and got my first digital camera, a Canon EOS 350D. I quickly moved on to Full Frame with the Canon 5Di/ii/iii and L lenses.

Recently I started using Olympus again, with the m4/3 bodies it was like coming home. I now use a couple of bodies and the Pro lenses alongside Canon. Other than an introduction at University I am completely self taught.

My landscape images focus mainly around the stunning scenery in North of England, The Peak District, Moors and Dales of Yorkshire, Lake District and the Coast. I have a passion for the coast, I adore everything about it, the sea, the air and atmosphere, and I try in each and every image I capture to convey the beauty, and the drama of the great outdoors. I enjoy capturing images that show the beauty of our landscapes, and also it's raw dramatic power. I feel at home shooting a stunning sunset or a dark stormy day, both stir the soul.

I have been published in many photography magazines, won awards and competitions and I am a regular contributor to a number of online resources. I supply stock images which have been seen in many publications. The greatest satisfaction I get when I get home tired, and usually wet, is when I receive a thank you from someone who has one of my images on their wall.

I run Workshops over a wide range of locations and always try to inspire and encourage, successfully so I'm told. Workshops are small groups or 1 to 1 and focus on your ability with the aim to get you to the next level. I also teach Photoshop and Lightroom. Please see the Workshops page for information.

I am proud to have been appointed a Nisi Ambassador in 2014, and an Authorised Distributor of Nisi Products in 2015. Nisi are fast becoming a market leader in the world of Professional camera Filters.

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Gear Used:

Canon EOS 450D, 5Di/ii/iii, EOS M System
Olympus OMD EM10, EM5ii, EM1 Mk2
Canon EF 17-40 L, 24-105L, 70-200L, 100-400L
Canon EFS 10-22, 17-55 2.8, 50, 60 Macro
Olympus M.Zuiko 7-14 Pro, 12-40 Pro, 40-150, 12-100 Pro lenses.
Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150, 9-18, 45 1.8, 25 1.8, 60 Macro

Gitzo Systematic and Mountaineer Tripods
F-Stop Camera Backpacks

Olympus 7-14 Filter Adapter-I was the first person in the UK to devise a professional adapter to allow filters to be used on this lens. Being an Ultra Wide lens with a convex front element and built in hood it has no thread to accept filters and nothing was available as a work around. I then designed and produced my own adapter. Please see Filters page for details.

Nisi 100x150 v5 System and filters
Nisi 70 Mirrorless System and filters.
NB-I have always used Lee until I found Nisi Optical Glass filters. These are now the only filters I will use and I am proud to now be an Authorised Nisi Reseller. Please see the Nisi page or contact me for more information.

Shooting In The Peaks
Digital SLR
Published in Digital SLR Photography
Passion image
Contributor to Olympus Passion