1. Who are you? Please give a brief background information.
39 years old male living in the South of England, no previous camera knowledge, but a passion for capturing moments in time.
2. How long have you been doing photography?
3. How did you start doing photography? What got you interested in it?
I got a cheap digital camera and started capturing the local area for my own memories.
4. Do you earn living from photography or you do photography as your hobby/ your half time job?
I dont at the moment, however it is something i have been asked to do.
5. What’s your day job?
I am Field service engineer.
6. Do you have special education? Did you take courses or go to a school learn photography?
No just been in right place at right time. and had some good results
7. Are you specializing in a particular area of photography? What are your favorite places/objects to shoot?
I have taken a wide range, and not specialized in any really area. I live near the sea and it holds my thoughts and imagination. So a few ocean based shots seem to be more prevalent.
8. Who are your big photographic influences?
I dont really have any. Sorry to say
9. How do you educate yourself? Do you read special literature, visit photography galleries? What photo books/magazines do you have on your bookshelf?
Nothing photographic, i am new to this so just stumbling through it, and not drawing on others.
10. What equipment and software do you use (camera(s), lenses, film, etc.)?
I have a canon d400, with its standard lens, plus a 70-300 and a 2x converter, which i keep with me all the time just in case. and dare i say a nokia n95 which for a camera phone takes a great pic.
11. What is your opinion on post-processing, especially enhancing pictures?
I try to keep photos as natural as possible, giving it to others as it is. I think that good editing and framing of the subject matter keeps it real, although some great results can be achieved with a little tweaking.
12. What advice would you give someone who is interested in photography and wants to improve their photography skills?
Look at everything, and observe all details, most people look but dont see. A grey sky is not just one colour grey its is many different shades. And try shooting one subject in various different settings, and stick to the order. Learn what your camera deos! Play with it have fun, and you will soon start to see the results for yourself
13. What’s the most challenging aspect of photography for you? What’s the best part of it?
I love to snap pics! So i guess this site helps me to find the challenges in its competion ideas. This for me is a passion, mainly because photography holds lifes images, captured snippets in time. I love to look back over them, plus i really enjoy others seeing my work.