I took up photography in the early 1970s when I bought a Zenith B SLR. I am self taught by reading magazine articles and experimentation. My first camera club, of which I was a founding member, was Brightlingsea Camera Club in Essex in about 1976. In 1980 I moved to Northamptonshire and joined Wellingborough Camera Club where my skills developed with the help of more experienced members. During the years 1987 to 2002 I did little photography as family and a more demanding job took most of my time.
Moving to Derbyshire in 2002 I joined Ashbourne Camera Club and served on the committee for a short period. Following a move to Rocester in Staffordshire in 2007 I left the Ashbourne Club and became a member at Burton upon Trent Photographic Society. In 2012 I was asked to help form a new camera club at Rocester (Rocester and District Camera Club) where I served as its first Chairman for 4 years before moving to Lincolnshire in 2016. I joined Grimsby Photographic Society in October that year and have served as its President since 2018.
I have had many SLRs of differing makes since the Zenith, both film and digital. I now use an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II as it lighter than the Nikon D810 I previously used. I used to develop and print my own black and white films but I now fully embrace digital development and print and mount my own photos.
My enjoy all aspects of nature photography with particular interest in photographing insects.
In 2018 I achieved the distinctions of AFIAP and CPAGB.