My relationship with photography started back in 1987, when I purchased a second hand Nikon EM camera and 50mm Series E lens from my local camera shop in Dudley, West Midlands. Although the EM was a very basic, fully automatic film camera, it laid down the foundations to a system that I still used today, […]

Ever since I became interested in photography I’ve had this compulsion to enter competitions, first at camera club, then in exhibitions and now, occasionally, to photographic magazines. Just before Christmas, 2011 I sent three images off to Digital Photographer magazine. The competition was for their Digital Photographer of the Year Awards – Monochrome Portraits. Having […]

Having successfully gained my fifth British Photographic Exhibitions Crown Award (BPE5*) in October, 2011 I am now pursuing their Associates distinction (ABPE), which requires a further 100 acceptances, plus 20 awards. An awards could be anything from a Commended image up to and including a PAGB Gold Medal. Having gained 10 acceptances and a Honour […]