As soon as I started
work at the age of sixteen my priority was to get a camera. My
first acquisition was a good old Zenith E, bought from Jessops
of Leicester, just around the corner from the Princess Charlotte
pub. That's some time ago, and its seems Jessops have moved on
a little more successfully than I have.
Along with that I managed
to pick some manual lenses, and played around imaging the stars,
my girlfriend, and some wildlife. I did mostly black and white
which I printed at work in my lunchtimes with paper I would buy
myself, and use their facilities.
After a while I decided
I would like a slightly more advanced camera and I bought an Olympus
OM1. I also managed a couple of Vivitar lenses for this, and carried
on much the same way. Eventually the camera gear was sold to support
Motorbikes and Vans, and it was some years before I managed to
get back into Photography again.
Several years ago I
bought some more OM equipment, and decided to do a small course
at Banbury Tec run by Paul Hotston, this was great. We started
at first principles, and moved through various projects and levels
to complete a range of modules to get my credits for the Open
In the interim years
my photography had not been idle, as I was doing some quite interesting
Photomicrography for work, this was primarily for things such
as failure analysis and SEM work, as well as routine metallographic
imaging down the microscope.
Having been tipped
off that the Royal Photographic Society had individual qualifications
for Scientific Imaging, I applied for membership. I included details
of my 25 years of scientific imaging associated with microscopy,
my astronomical imaging, my video recording of rock concerts and
my Open College Network results, and was offered the qualification
of Accredited Imaging Scientist, and Associateship of the Royal
I am now continuing
on several fronts with an aim of obtaining my Fellowship, in the
I now use both my OM
system, as well as a Canon EOS5 for my general photography, and
use various digital techniques for microscopy and astronomical
activities as well. I still love Black & White, and do have
facilities of a fashion at home to allow me to do this.
I like all sorts of
photography including Close Up, Portraiture, Landscape, Action,
Microscopical, astronomical, to name but a few.
I have included a few
images as an indication on this page. You will also find examples
of my work in the various sections on this site.
A few small shots from
a trip to the US
Additional Images are
available on separate pages.
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