I am completely self-taught and began photography in the late 1970's, first of all borrowing an old film SLR camera and shortly afterwards buying my own. I loved it from the outset and I especially enjoyed being out with my camera walking in the countryside. I even managed to do some monochrome darkroom printing, which was a revelation being able to adjust and improve the tones in the final image, a technique I continue today when processing images on a PC in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
In 2008 I switched to digital cameras, initially with a Canon DSLR and more recently with a Fuji mirror-less system, which I find much more intuitive as the controls replicate, to a certain extent, those found on my old film SLRs.
After spending over 30 years working in I.T., a change of direction means I spend far more time concentrating on photography, to the point that I have taken on some freelance work and I also run workshops for beginners.
Should you wish me to work with you, please do get in touch - my contact details are on my Sales page.
If you're interested, you can read the stories behind a few of my images on my blog.
I live in Surrey and I'm a member of Kingston Camera Club.

I also organise local photography walkabouts for small groups. They're listed at www.meetup.com/Surrey-Photography-Walkabouts/
This was me above Bowscale Tarn on a trip to the Lake District