I grew up in the UK loving nature and traveI. I remember my first camping trips in France and Switzerland as a child, and looking back it was probably those holidays that awoke the wanderlust in me. I left England in my mid 20s and since then have lived in various places before settling in Lisbon, Portugal.
A love of travelling has been a constant in my life and a love of photography grew naturally out of that and a desire to capture the places I saw and the impression they made on me. This was followed by writing blogs and contributing articles to magazines, which in turn led to leading workshops and combining photography with the skills in my previous career as a teacher.
Now I focus on traveling, shooting landscapes and teaching photography through workshops, film-making and writing. I'm still inspired by visiting new places and new cultures, from the landscapes to the buzz of the cities, from the people to the food, and when I'm not out travelling or taking pictures I can usually be found at home with my wife planning the “next trip”.
I shoot with Fuji X series cameras and I’m proud to be a brand ambassador for Fuji in Portugal and one of their X Photographers. I currently use a Fuji X-T2 along with various Fujinon lenses. Before switching to Fuji, I spent around 8 years using Nikon dSLRs.
I principally use NiSo and Lee neutral density filters to control the light for landscape work, along with a Gitzo Mountaineer or Traveller carbon fibre tripod. Post-processing is done using Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CC and Nik plug-ins.
Since 2017 I've dedicated more time to making films. Over the last couple of years video technology has reached a point where it's possible to carry an array of tools for film-making without compromising on my photography equipment or on my philosophy of travelling as light as possible.
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