Based in Morton-on-Swale, North Yorkshire, here’s a little bit about me. I have for many years had a passion for photography. Primarily a landscape photographer, I am inspired by the landscape, colours and shapes that surround us in the world in which we live, sometimes looking inwards too for a more intimate and closer view. I am an active member of the Royal Photographic Society and involve myself in the Landscape Group and the Digital Imaging Group. In May 2023 I was accredited with the Licentiate Distinction from the RPS. As part of my involvement with the RPS I design, layout and oversee the print and mailing of Landscape, the Landscape Group Magazine.
Other things that keep me occupied besides photography are cycling and website design. Recent projects have been for two artists, a small charity and a Camera Club.
John Paul Cooke – A Contemporary Artist who specialises in Seascapes. Martin Allan – A Printmaker and Artist who specialises in Landscapes. Otley Christian Resources Hub – A small charity working with children in schools and churches. Northallerton Camera Club – My local club.
My images have been created with a Canon EOS R mirrorless camera and lenses. I use a variety of lenses, mainly Canon, ranging from the EF 16-35mm wide angle through to the RF 70 – 200mm. One additional lens that found its way into my kit bag is the LensBaby Velvet 56mm.
I have use analogue cameras having picked up a Chinon CS in a charity shop. I was given a Pentax Spotmatic II and acquired a Leica Mini Zoom, point and shoot film camera. I’ve used Ilford black and white films and a Kodak Colour film, bought online from Analogue Wonderland who sell the film, process it and scan the negatives.
I have also have a Helios M42-2 fully manual lens which is renown for its swirly bokeh plus a vintage Canon 28mm FD wide angle lens. These my EOS R through a dedicated adapters. I also have a Carl Zeiss Jena 28mm F/2.8 wide angle lens which again fits my EOS R with an adapter.
Based in Bristol, UK the Royal Photographic Society is a charity that exists to increase the knowledge and understanding of photography. It helps to promote the highest standards of achievement in photography, and to encourage the public appreciation of photography.
Membership is open to all, irrespective of knowledge or experience. All that matters is a passion to learn and share with others. The RPS has over 11,000 members in the UK and around the world, many of whom enjoy unparalleled opportunities to share knowledge, meet and learn from one another through over 600 events every year. Many members join to further their photography and to embrace the challenge of working towards our internationally-recognized qualifications.
In May 2023 I was delighted achieved my Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society.
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