From my childhood I have always been interested in nature, birdlife in particular.
I remember doing a Junior school project about a freshwater nature reserve, aged about 8 or 9, and armed with an old Kodak instamatic black and white cartridge camera! Well at least I was enthusiastic!
Here I am many years later, carrying out regular nature photography, some of which has been used by media online and on TV, with other work published on nature websites and in magazines.
Publications have included BBC Wildlife magazine (Feb 2017), BTO Garden watch (various), Llanelli Star, etc. My weather nature photography has also been used by regional ITV and BBC weather presenters on their TV and web-streaming bulletins and feeds.
Although I keep to using a limited range of Canon and Sigma equipment, I try to capture the `expression` of my subject matter, which hopefully makes the overall image more dynamic and pleasing.
I have certain projects I regularly go back to year on year, such as my Kestrel photography, but I cover a very wide range of subject matter including weather, insects, plant life and such like.
As well as featuring in the media, some of my nature photography has been exhibited locally and nationally alongside my watercolour paintings (i`m an artist too!!). This has meant I have been able to reach a wider artistic audience.
During 2017 it was good to have taken part in two nature woodland walks with the Woodland Trust (with myself carrying out the photography side), and as I have insurances in place I can accept enquiries about involvement with other future walks or projects. Alongside this, I also work with the WWT on assisting with their local Dawn Chorus walks and annual guided High-tide watch.
The range of my work enables me to regularly supply images for the website of WWT National Wetlands Centre Wales, where I volunteer on the Reserve. My photography has also been purchased for use with other websites, so please contact me with any enquiry.
I will shortly have prints available to order in A3 and A4 sizes soon – keep watching this site!
Further details of my nature photography, and how to order prints, will be entered on this page soon.
Please use the contact form to get in touch in the meantime.
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