As well as being a writer I also love photography. I’ve been taking photographs with a SLR since 1986 and my main interests are travel, wildlife & urban decay. A strange mix you might say.
This site only shows a small percentage of the images I have available and does not include most of my ‘older’ film images from Kenya, South Africa, Ecuador, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, India, Canada, Indonesia and various other travel destinations. With a bit of luck I’ll manage to revisit some of these awesome places and add some new images over the coming years.
Most of these images can be purchased online as fine art photographic prints or canvas prints. I also produce small handmade A6 cards of many of my photos which are very popular.
I’ve sold my work to local businesses and individuals for many years and often display images at various centres and galleries around south Wales. I also have a growing number of images available for purchase from various stock photographic agencies. To see some of these photographs – click here.
In October 2014, I published my first non-fiction book – ‘Photography Composition‘ – an introduction to the rules and principles of good photographic composition. This e-book is available for download from Amazon and contains over 60 images.
In October 2017 I released a second photography e-book – Basic Photoshop.
I’d also recommend Topaz Labs Photoshop Plugins.
“I taught myself how to use a SLR when in University. I bought a Pentax P30 way back in 1986 and didn’t have a clue. This was before the Internet of course and I just experimented with shutter speeds and apertures until I worked out what they did. I took shots with different settings then tried to remember what aperture I took them on while waiting weeks for the films to be developed. It was a very slow learning curve! I then moved on to a Canon 1000 with some kit lenses before I upgraded to an old secondhand Canon 5, which was an awesome camera. I used mainly Fujifilm 200 and the odd roll of Kodachrome 64.
“I didn’t really get into digital at the start because prices were so high but eventually bought a Canon 30D and a kit lens. I saved up for a Sigma 10-20mm (wide-angle), then got a Canon f4L 28-70mm and finally a Canon f2.8L 70-200mm (zoom lens). Most of the shots on this website were taken with this combo. I then traded in my 30D for a 50D.
“A few years later I bought a Fuji X100S, a small compact camera with a fixed 28mm lens (35mm with crop factor) which soon became my main camera as the images were so sharp.
“However, disillusioned by the constant ‘strive for perfection’ in modern photography, especially with the aid of computer software I decided to give away my DSLR camera (the Canon 50D) to my daughter, take a few years off from photography and try to enjoy the things I used to photograph but without a camera dangling from my neck.
“I did promise myself that if I ever went back to Africa I would buy a decent zoom lens though. So flights booked I sold my other lenses and bought a Canon 7D Mk II and a 100-400mm lens. Click the links below to see some of the results, lol.”
To see some of my images just click below or use the drop-down links from the menu: