Gill: Thank you for your expert photography help and advice, also your knowledge and genuine concern of nature and the countryside is a credit to you. I thoroughly enjoyed the training day, having learnt so much, improved my skills and therefore confidence as well. Thank you for forwarding the hints and tips document, this will help to consolidate what I have learnt
Rob: Thanks for today it was most enjoyable and informative and not to mention a bit of a laugh. It was also good to see some of the Derbyshire countryside that to be honest I have so far overlooked. We will definitely be back to explore more and photograph
Mel: Thank you so much for a really wonderful day. I enjoyed it very much indeed and your help was fantastic. I really did learn / relearn a lot and will enjoy keeping up with using Av and using the techniques you described.
I love to run photography training days!
Derbyshire is an amazing county in which to work as a photographer.
The diversity of landscape, giving rise to an equally diverse ecosystem, means that as a photographer I am never short of something to photograph.
My work stems from my love of being out in the countryside. I love walking through Derbyshire, taking time to explore and experience the valleys, fields, rivers, hills and moorlands.
Sometimes I venture out with a specific aim in mind, to try to photograph a particular viewpoint or animal but very often I simply wander through the countryside hoping that something will grab my attention.
This seemingly casual approach has served me well for many years. What it means is that I am constantly looking, observing the diversity of life around me and responding to what I see.
There is so much to see on any walk in the countryside, from the way the light shines through the fronds of a fern to majesty of a Red Deer stag as it moves across the moors.
Nature photography is great for making people really ‘look’ at the world.
I carry two cameras, so I am prepared to react quickly to whatever nature wishes to offer me. One camera has a wide angle zoom, which is great for landscape and general photographs, the other camera has a 100-400mm zoom, which is great for insects and flowers as well as general wildlife such as birds and mammals. I have a few other lenses for specific purposes but for a large percentage of photographs, two cameras and two lenses suit my needs.
I love to run photography training days. Why would I not want to share my passion for nature and photography with other people who love it too?
I encourage clients to ask lots of questions and to create images as a response to their personal view and understanding of the environment around them.