Hello, and a warm welcome to my website
Do you need help with your photography? Yes? You’ve come to the right place.
It’s been 35 years since I picked up my first SLR camera and started recording my world.
Pressing that button is the last step in the process of creating a photograph. It’s a step that records the image you’ve observed, analysed and painstakingly thought through. Anyone can point and shoot but to consistently make memorable images that move the viewer means embarking on a journey into the how and why of photography – a journey you’ll be on for the rest of your life.
In the early days, photography was just a hobby that mirrored my love of Wildlife and Conservation. I was shooting film at the time, and wildlife photography started bringing in money with my work being featured on magazine covers, in newspapers and in conservation articles. I never thought or dreamt that a career would grow from a simple hobby. Whether it was tracking a tiger in India’s jungles, hearing the snow crunch under the weight of a polar bear as it walked along the edge of the ice towards me, or photographing lions on foot in Zimbabwe, capturing those scenes necessitated knowing my camera inside and out, visualising what I wanted to create when the action happened.
Once digital came along, I embraced the new format, and my focus shifted into urban and travel photography, which involves stalking the streets to capture scenes that tell the story of the urban space.
Many years later and I still love moving between wild spaces and urban landscapes, both offering their own unique, well-defined ecosystems within each genre. The possibilities to be creative and grow your photography are endless out there.
I’ve studied and learned so much from the great masters and photographers in other areas, and I thought it time to give back to my community. After travelling the world and photographing some of the greatest cities for 35 years, I hope to share as much of my photography experience with you in your one-to-one session.
I know how daunting it can feel to push your photography up a level, but we all have to start somewhere. It could be a change of genre for you, letting go of what you feel most comfortable shooting, or learning something you perceive to be too complicated. Wherever you are at, I understand that learning a new skill can feel intimidating as you step into the unknown. My goal is to help you understand and realise that these creative changes are normal and part of the journey.
Getting to grips with both the technical and visual language (composition) doesn’t have to be unnerving at all. In fact, it should be exciting for you to learn new ways to view the scene in front of you. I hope to guide you on your journey as you appreciate the joy of picking up your camera and seeing the world in a new way.
Through my photography workshops, I will help you unleash your creative photography in areas you’re passionate about. There are many people out there who can give you tips on how to take a good photo, but what I want to do is show you how to learn photography.
Sound good? Email me for a chat about a one-to-one session tailored to your photography journey.
If you’d like to see more of my work, head over to my portfolio of galleries.
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