I live in the East Yorkshire market town of Hedon.
My interest in photography began as a teenager in the 1970s when I was given a Kodak Instamatic camera for Christmas. My first 35mm SLR camera was a Praktica BMS, which was first used on a family holiday on the Norfolk Broads, and this was eventually replaced with the 35mm Nikon F75. I finally succumbed to the glossy ads and went digital in 2005 with the acquisition of a six-megapixel Nikon D100.
In 2008 I upgraded to the 12-megapixel Nikon D300, and then upgraded again in 2017 to the 36-megapixel D810. I find that the latest camera, when used with a pro lens such as the AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, is producing some of the best photos I have ever taken.
My main photographic interests are people, architecture and travel, but like most photographers I'll shoot anything interesting that happens to come along.
Apart from photography, my other interests include birdwatching and genealogy. I'm also a lover of classical and West African music.
Houses built on stilts on the Tahas River, Kampong Phluk, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, August 2023
My kit includes:
Nikon D810 camera body
Nikon D300 camera body
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED lens
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G lens
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens
Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens
Nikon SB-800 Speedlight
Nikon GP-1A GPS unit
Cokin P Series filters
Gossen Digipro F light meter
Slik Pro 700DX tripod
Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod
Sandisk Extreme PRO and Sandisk Extreme III CompactFlash cards
Sandisk Extreme PRO SD cards
Samsonite Trekking camera rucksack
Lowepro Mini Trekker AW camera rucksack
Airds Bay, Taynuilt, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK, September 2011