Welcome to my Photoblog. I’m a UK photographer now based in West Sussex. My output covers a wide spectrum of photographic genres although my primary interest has always been Landscapes. And that neatly links with my love of outdoor pursuits – skiing, climbing and walking. Unsurprisingly, many of my landscapes come from a high mountain environment.
I became interested in Photography in the late ’60s and became a keen B&W print maker with a home darkroom. During the ’70s and early ’80s I developed my skills acquiring an ARPS and an FRPS (much to my surprise and delight) along the way. Sadly photography was forced to take a back seat for the 1990s and the early years of this century as a demanding medical career restricted my spare time. But now I’m retired and I’ve got my life back!
Nowadays Landscapes are a small portion of my output. I’m rarely separated from a camera, and as a result I find images in unexpected places. My photographic philosophy is best summarized in three words: ‘Where’s the picture?’ I never know what I am going to find next – each day is a journey of discovery. Increasingly I seek out images that will convert well to B&W. A compact is usually in my pocket or pack along with an iPhone. My main equipment is Nikon based with lenses ranging from an 11-16mm zoom to a 500mm Mirror lens.
I view this Photoblog as an opportunity for me to combine my love of photography with my interest in creative writing. It’s a bit like writing a ‘column’ for a world-wide photographic magazine. And the best part about it is that no-one tells me what to write. I make my own choices!
I also have a second Blog – iSighting – which you can access easily from the Rt Sidebar. iSighting is where I write more about the creative side of photography: it’s where I give something back to an interest that has given so much to me over the years. I am also available to speak to Camera clubs in the UK. Topics include:
- High and Wild with a Camera
- Observations on a Visual Journey
I hope you enjoy some of what you see here – do comment if you see something you like. The comments pane will usually remain open for 30 days from the publishing date of the post. You can always explore the Archives by using the options in the Rt sidebar as well.
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Andy Hooker aka LensScaper