I am one of those rare photographers who are neither multi-
I am based in Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, U.K. and have always had a strong affinity with nature and particularly animals in their natural environment.
My early introduction to photography involved the type of cameras that you see on this page. It goes without saying that these were film cameras and mainly for black & white photography. Prints were not cheap and so the shutter was depressed sparingly.
With the advent of digital cameras and the vast improvement in technology, I am now able to “shoot at will” and have travelled to exotic places for wildlife pictures including Tanzania, Norway, Finland, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Iceland. While it costs almost nothing after the initial investment in equipment to fire off shots to your heart’s content, the expense of visiting these far flung corners of the world is not insignificant.
I have had the benefit of guidance and tuition from some of the finest wildlife photographers which has included not only the technical aspects of photography but also the fieldcraft to locate and get close to the subjects without disturbing them. [Some are included on my “links” page]
I am indebted to them all for their patience, friendship and advice.
One of the most useful tips I have received remains “enjoy yourself” and for me, the pleasure comes from seeing and capturing a sometimes fleeting moment of animal behaviour, a rare species or situation and being able to capture it for the future.
Sometimes it’s just the sheer exuberance of being in the
presence of these wonderful animals or sharing a special moment