First Blog Post - My Photographic Journey

May 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

MY STORY

Ever since my parents bought me my first camera at the age of 11, a Canon EOS 1000FN film camera with 2 lenses, just before our family holiday to California I have loved photography. It's taken over my life for the last 30 odd years. I came back from that Holiday with over 100 roles of film to process.

As time passed on and I finished University and got a job, it allowed me to purchase more and better equipment and my last film camera was a Canon EOS 1V. Eventually, as digital came to the fore and the quality reached a certain level, I made the switch to digital with a Canon EOS D60 (6 megapixel) Digital SLR. This then progressed through the 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D and then into full frame cameras wth the 5d Mk2 and 1DMk2 and finally the 1DMk3.

I then moved over to the Nikon system when the D300 and the D3 were both launched which then progressed into the D4, D800e and finally the D810.

At this point mirrorless was making inroads, I sold my Nikon system and I bought a Fuji X-T2 system and some of their lenses. I used this for a while but didn't really gel with the small size and thus moved back to Canon with a 5DSr and a 1dx mark 2, and again a range of Canon lenses to suit the photography i wanted to shoot.

Sony were making waved by now with their new E mount alpha cameras and I bought the Sony a7rII along with a few of the lenses they had available at the time. When the a9 and later the a7rIII were launched I bought one of each and upgraded my lenses to the G Master range. I loved my Sony system but ultimately missed the rugged dependability of the Canon system and recently I've re-bought a 1dx mark 2 along with the 5dmk4 and a range of Canon L Lenses. I am now back with my first love, Canon. I think, ultimately I knew I would be back and over all the changes ive maintained my Canon Platinum CPS Membership.

There is no right and wrong way to go and every system on the market is capable of producing amazing images. We are blessed to live in a time where we have all this amazing technology at our disposal

I think photographers are all "Tech Geeks" in our own ways and love using new technology which is now inherently planted into the world of digital photography and there is no escape from it.

I have attained the distinction of Associatship with the Royal Photographic Society in their Nature Division and had 2 entries receive distinctions in the Scottish Nature Photography Awards in 2015.

Many of my photographs have been used in publications such as Countryfile magazine where they published an article on White Tailed Sea Eagles in Scotland. I also submit images to stock libraries such as Getty Images and Alamy.

I hope you enjoy my Website and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me and I always endeavour to answer all emails as quickly as possible.



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