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How I got into photography

My journey as a Photographer began when I was probably 14. So 1988. I at least know that was probably when I started "borrowing" my mums Pentax Manual SLR and her film and then taking photos with it. She never mentioned the mysterious camera fairy and how these films kept getting used up. Every now and then they'd make their way to PictureEsk in Whitby, North Yorkshire to get processed and turned into the magic of prints. Oh those heady days when the anticipation grew as you had no idea what was going to be coming back. None of the immediacy of digital back then. Well after two years of not being...

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The Botanic Garden, Flower Shop – Alton Hampshire

Very nice people who let me photograph the flowers in their shop to test out new camera for colour gradiation. Also have a play with some old close-up filters I found in a box.

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Basketball Player or Team Free Professional Photoshoot

I've been itching to do a basketball photoshoot for years. Ever since I saw some really, really good photos from NBA teams whilst travelling in the States and thinking..."Hey I could Do That!" I could beat around the bush, but I will get to the point. If you are a professional basketball player or team and interested in having NBA quality PR photos doing then that is what I am offering FREE! The only catch is that you need to be reasonably near where I live in Surrey as my studio is mobile. I specialise in capturing dynamic action and much of my work has been within the martial arts and action/screenfighter...

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Plateauing and Improving Photographic Skills

When you are busy doing photoshoots and organising and editing images its easy to jump from one shoot to the next and not step back and see what you are visually creating. The idea with this site is that it's not ALL my photography, but it is my personal projects and my best work. This will allow me to keep a record of my photography and also to track and identify where I feel I need to improve and highlight specific skills I want to learn either in the studio or in front of the Mac. When i was a cyclist we sometimes used a term called "plateau" to describe where no matter how hard you train you don't...

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