I am very fortunate to live in beautiful West Wales, right at the point where Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire meet. It really is a photographer's paradise. In fact, it's paradise full stop!
The pleasure I get from photographing the wonderful scenes and events close to where I live, as well as further afield, is immense, and something of which I never tire. It can be no surprise that this part of the world is almost littered with professional & semi professional photographers!
Some photographers, just as with any hobby or profession, become totally obsessed with "gear", to the point that this becomes more important than the end product! For what it's worth I shoot with Nikon bodies (currently a D810) & lenses, but this has come about through chance, as much as anything. Recently I have bought a second hand Olympus OM-D E-M5, compact system camera, and a 14mm - 150mm lens, which is 28mm - 300mm full frame equivalent, for when I need to travel light, and it's also nostalgic for me because it is reminisent of my first SLR: an Olympus OM10, more than 30 years ago. All photos on this website have been made with either the D810 or the OM-D E-M5, or a Nikon D300. Having said all of that, some of the very best photographs that I've seen have been shot with Canon and Sony equipment.
I try and get as much right as I can in camera, and I will never be able to claim that I'm the world's top post processor. Essential to this is the use of filters: ND standards, ND grads & polarisers. I use the Lee system. They ain't cheap, but they are the best!
Nevertheless, I capture all of my images as RAW files which then ensures that I have the maximum amount & quality of data about which I can make my own decisions regarding processing. I do the bulk of my editing in Adobe Camera Raw, with a few tweaks in Photoshop CC to finish.
Should you decide to purchase one of my images (all prices include p&p), be aware that different monitors will display them differently, depending on settings, ambient light etc. (the whole field of colour management is voodoo!) Suffice to say, the colours on the print you receive may differ slightly from what you see on your screen. Similarly, because of the compression and much reduced resolution used for web images, the quality of the print that you receive will be far superior to that which you see on your screen.
I can also make the digital files available for web or commercial use. Please use the contact form to let me know your requirements
Please do get in contact with me if you have any questions whatsoever, and if you like what you see, please feel free to leave a comment in my guestbook.
All the best.