PHOTOGRAPHY

I have a real passion for photography and in recent years, I've been fortunate enough to become a freelance music photographer. I've covered a number of concerts, live performances, stage sets and recording studios, as well as indulging my passion for urban/rural exploration-style photography.

I'm really and most definitely NOT the man for photos of happy families, smiling babies and fluffy animals, I am more than very happy to leave that to everyone else. My interests lie firmly in a more creative/dramatic/eclectic direction, things which you wouldn't ordinarily look at to take a picture of or a subject that isn't your normal cup of photographic cup of tea. So, when you look at my photos, you'll see concerts, old derelict buildings, alternative landscapes, recording studios, close-ups of ordinary things seen from a different angle and very soon I'll be doing my first lot of work with alternative models.

Please do click on the gallery links on the right-hand sinde of this page to get a feel for what I do. These are links to my Flickr page where all my pictures are displayed.

I also have a Facebook page dedicated to my photography which you can find HERE. Please have a look and if you feel so inclined, click on the "like" button.

The list below shows my weapons of choice:

Canon 60D Digital SLR camera x 2
Canon 10-18mm lens
Canon 18-55mm lens
Canon 55-250mm lens
Canon 50mm lens
Tamron 18-200mm lens
Fujifilm S2930 bridge camera
Yongnuo YN-560 II Speedlite flash
2 x Yongnuo YN-560 III Speedlite flash
Jessops D-IIIB light meter
Hahel tripod
Tamrac System 3 5603 Camera Bag
Amazon Basics backpack
Circular Polariser
Neutral density filters: ND2 ND4 ND8
Variable neutral density filters: ND2 to ND400
Macro Focusing Rail Slider and Bellows
3-piece extension tube set (13mm, 21mm, 31mm)
Close-up filters: +1 +2 +4 +10
58mm reversing ring (for the 18-55mm and 55.250mm lenses)
52mm reversing ring (for the 50mm lens)
Wireless remote shutter release
3 x 250w Studio Strobe Flash lights
Assorted light diffusers (barn doors, umbrellas, honeycomb grids, gels)
Background stand and various coloured backdrops Wireless Triggers for studio strobe flashes and speedlites

I'm also very much into the processing side of photography and the advent of the digital darkroom has been a wonderful thing. One big game-changer in recent times has been the creation of a monthly subscription service by leading graphics software house, Adobe. Called the Creative Cloud, it has all of it's products for a very affordable monthly payment, of which I have taken full advantage. Here's a list of the software I use for processing my photographs:

Adobe Lightroom CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Photoscape
Nik Software Snapseed
Nik Software Analog Efex Pro
Nik Software Color Efex Pro
Nik Software Define
Nik Software HDR Efex Pro
Nik Software Sharpener Pro
Nik Software Silver Efex Pro
Nik Software Viveza
Shutter Evolve Raya Pro

Naturally, photography is one of those pastimes whereby new bits and pieces are always going to be added, and as that happens, I'll update this page.