The most beautiful view, the most exotic flower, everything needs good light to show it at its best.
But the right light is specific to each subject so there is no magic bullet. It takes years of practice and the ability to see, really see, that "the object is nothing; light is everything."
It is as though photography is hard wired into my psyche. I have done it because I have to; it has been so for most of my life. I have choice in what I photograph but not otherwise. My special areas of interest include the British landscape, architecture, flowers and more creative work.
At first I took photos just for me; after a few years I joined a club to improve, winning many competitions along the way including The Leica Society Impact Trophy , Colour Barnack and Oscar Barnack Awards. I have been commended in the Landscape Photographer of the Year on several occasions and have had numerous acceptances and awards in International Salons and the Epson International Pano awards. Along the way I have supplied thousands of images to stock libraries and have done commissioned shoots for organisations as diverse as local bands, Motorsport Magazine and BBC Countryfile Magazine.
Over time I have become much more interested in the creative side and now enjoy making collages, creative work, painting - especially acrylic work and Brusho.
One essential thing I have learnt about photography as in all thing in life is
"Persistent practice precedes perfection"
I have been married for over 40 years, have two grown up daughters, and you think you've got problems!