I have had a passion for capturing landscapes from a very
young age. Having grown up amoungst the beautiful scenery that
is Mid Wales and the ever changing light and weather you will
find there. Much of my younger days were spent capturing
images on an old Brownie Camera which my mother had. I
remember a short phase in the seventies when the dreaded 110
format instamatic cameras flooded the market and i still have
many negatives far too small and grainy to actually call
'photographs' but affordable and convenient at the time. It
was in the late seventies whilst working in a Darkroom and
Reprographics dept when I had unlimited access to decent 35mm
cameras, lenses and oh yes miles of bulk loaded film. I can
remember the giant leap in the ability to capture Landscape
images now having access to professional equipment. I compare
that 'giant leap' to another which happened when I changed to
digital photography in 1999, at first suffering a drop in
resolution compared to a huge jump in covenience. I do not
miss the days of having a darkroom at home all the chemicals
the adjustments and waiting..... no I certainly don't.
Digital technology has certainly favoured the photographer as
I write Nikon have just released it's flagship camera the D4
when you compare 10 years of film camera development the pace
is almost unbelievable. I wonder what is to come.
I love weddings and portrait shoots and thoroughly enjoy the
events though I am at one with my camera when out capturing
Landscapes. It's the light and hues of the great outdoors
which is constantly changing, ever chasing that quality of
light and shadow, a fascination to capture for others to see.
The very nature of Landscape photography is experiencing the
golden hours around dawn and dusk when the low level sun
tempts you with it's infinite range of colours.