From as far back as I can remember, I’ve always been visually stimulated and this has led to my love of photography as a way to record what I see and feel.
My love for the great outdoors began when I bought my first car and started visiting all the places that I’d seen in photography books and magazines over the years, studying the work of respected landscape photographers, such as Ansel Adams, Charlie Waite, Joe Cornish, Colin Prior and David Noton but to name a few.
This was time well spent and as helped in developing my own vision and style within the media of photography. A more recent photographer who has had a big impact on the way I ‘see’ is american photographer David duChemin, his philosophy in developing craft and vision is inspiring.
When out in the landscape, it's the ever changing light that keeps me coming back, time and again to a location, in an attempt to capture that perfect moment when all the elements come together to create an image that expresses what I saw and felt at that moment, after all photography is all about ‘Light’.
I’m very often asked what camera I use for landscape photography. My reply is that I could use any, as it’s the photographer who creates the image and the camera that only records it. In the weather conditions that I find myself, I need a camera system that I can totally rely on and for me that system is Nikon, it’s a purely personal choice.
So whats in my bag when out in the landscape:-
Nikon D800 Body
Nikon 16-35mm f4 G VR
Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 ED AF-S
Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 AF-S VR
Manfrotto 055 Carbon Tripod
Manfrotto 410 Geared Tripod Head
Lee & Hi-Tec Filters ND’s, ND Grads, Reverse Grads & Polariser
All carried in a Lowepro Dryzone 200 Camera Rucksack along with my Paramo Directional Clothing.
I prefer to perfect the image in-camera, rather than rely on the 'magic' of photoshop, after all a bad image is a bad image no matter how much 'photoshopping' is done!
I am a Corporate Friend and proud supporter of Friends of the Peak District and a Destination Photography Partner for the Peak District & Derbyshire Tourist Board, more information about both of these organisations can be found by clicking the icons at the foot of the page.
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All the best!