Taking photos enables me to observe things that I may otherwise have missed. It encourages me to look for unfamiliar views in familiar places. It inspires me to visit new places.
Each time I click the shutter, I hope it's the one. It's a never-ending cycle of 'catching the fish.' Hoping that at least one or two from each trip are worthy of sharing. Hoping that at least one or two each year are worthy of exhibiting.
My love for photography comes from the simple desire to capture the way that changing light transforms the world around me, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. I find inspiration in both the natural world as well as in the shapes and patterns of urban environments.
I BECAME INTERESTED IN PHOTOGRAPHY WHEN I TRAVELLED FOR A HOLIDAY WITH MY THEN YOUNG SONS TO KENYA IN 2002.
KNOWING I WAS GOING TO SPEND SEVERAL DAYS ON SAFARI, I DECIDED TO BUY A SLR CAMERA AND 400MM LENS.
I HAVEN’T LOOKED BACK!
I HAVE SINCE TRAVELLED THE WORLD BIRDING; TAKING PHOTOS OF PEOPLE, PLACES, WILDLIFE, FAUNA AND FLORA.
EXHIBITING AND SELLING MY PHOTOS IN LOCAL EXHIBITIONS WITH MY ART GROUP IN SURREY.
ALSO IN SURREY I ENJOYED PHOTOGRAPHING WILD ORCHIDS. SURREY IS HOME TO THESE FRAGILE AND ENDANGERED PLANTS.
I NOW LIVE HERE IN WILTSHIRE AND LOOK FORWARD TO DISCOVERING MANY MORE NEW LANDSCAPES, ARCHITECTURAL BUILDINGS AND WILDLIFE TO CAPTURE ON CAMERA
My first SLR camera was an Olympus OM20 which I bought when I was 18 years and is now somewhere in camera heaven. I couldn't afford any other equipment at the time so was limited to the 10mm to 50mm lens it came with and little else. I was completely self-taught, so never really learned to get the best out of it. In spite of that (and the fact it used 35mm film and was not digital), I was generally happy with the results. There was then a gap of 25 years where I just took family 'snaps' for a while with a Sony compact digital camera. I became frustrated with the limitations of my Sony, until my husband sold one of his guitars to buy me my DSLR and surprised me with a Nikon D3200. I was able to finally join the digital amateur photography world. Since then I have been learning, attending workshops and experimenting. I love the natural environment; playing with colour; exploring the macro / micro world and finding the interesting in the everyday.
My first camera was bought by my husband 6 years ago and since then my interest, knowledge and repertoire has very slowly increased. I love being with others who are interested in photography, they really help to inspire and encourage. Joining the RPS has also taken me on a journey of improvement. None of my pictures are perfect but perfection is, apparently, in the eye of the beholder.
Photography has become my main hobby the last few years, and I am always looking for new ways to capture an original image along side everyday life.
Early career was as a documentary film-maker for television. Then as director-camera went on to make large scale video projections and site specific work with dancers, actors and artists. In 2017/18 did postgraduate studies at UWE in Documentary Film.
Working increasingly as an Artist, I was using the stills camera as a sketchbook for gathering information. As part of this Group it has been enlivening to explore stills photography again in its own right, something I have always been passionate about since a child. There is something magic about capturing the ‘moment’. A wide variety of subject matter appeals to me but it is that ‘moment’ thing that hooks me in and speaks to an inner space.
I am an enthusiastic photographer that likes to capture how I see the world and to share that view with others.
Pey Pey Oh is an iPhone photographer who loves the decisive moment on the streets. She enjoys the shapes of things and learning about how the poetry and the image go together.
Hi I am Pippa. I have been doing photography for well over a decade now. I love the ability to capture a moment and keep it forever. I love bright colours and vibrance, but often find myself editing pictures in strong black and whites.
I started taking photos as a young boy in the 1950s on my Brownie 127 - a Christmas present.
Most of my pictures are taken spontaneously while I’m out, I rarely go out to take a specific shot. I love lines, shapes and rusty, orangey brown colours with the occasional ‘mystery’ pic.
Rob has been taking photos as long as he can remember but has never confined himself to one style or genre but just takes what he sees and likes and hopes you do too.
Had my first camera at seven and it has been a hobby and passion ever since.
A camera; what better thing to take out for a stroll when you don’t have a dog? I like to capture and highlight the beauty in the every-day, whether it be by pure photography or adding shameless embellishment!
My photography is a mixture of styles; abstract, bold graphic shapes, little observations of the world, candids, the obscure details. I'm happy shooting in both colour & B&W. However it's the composition that's the most important to me, rather than obsessing whether a photo is technically perfect. My tools are my eyes and my camera. Hopefully there's something here that you like or alternatively check out my photos here:-