I have a few interests including: photography, videography, bridge, general mucking around with computers, travel, watching sport and I enjoy TV.
At school in the mid 70’s, a friend and I spent time in the darkroom taking and processing film, but in all honesty it was only a passing interest. The first serious camera I had was one my wife bought in the early 80’s, possibly a Nikon F3. But again we were starting a family and I was studying at night and there just wasn’t the time for serious photography. I bought my first digital camera a Canon G1 in 2001, but my first serious camera was the Nikon D70 in 2005. My background is as an IT Consultant in Banking and I took early retirement, and so I decided that if I was to get any value from this new camera I needed to join a camera club which I did in 2005.
I joined Malahide Camera Club and this was one of the best things I ever did to improve my photography and make great friends. I got my LIPF from the Irish Photography Federation in 2008 and in February 2011 I received the AFIAP from the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique.
I enjoy many genres of photography but I have a passion for travel photography. A small group of great friends have travelled to some amazing countries on photography trips: South Africa, Cuba (twice), Spain (many times), and Myanmar. I have also travelled to Vietnam, Thailand, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and around Europe.
I love to take in the cultures of other countries and hopefully capture the stories they tell through my camera.