By day, and most nights, I work from home as a web developer and technical consultant. This often involves spending long hours at a hot computer, poring through computer code or designing user interfaces.
Whilst I love technology, I also enjoy spending time in the beautiful British countryside. Luckily I am based on the northern flank of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, South West England. With the high moor on one side and undulating fields stretching out in all other directions, I am quite literally spoiled for places to walk and explore. Those times when I fancy something a little different, I pop down the road into Cornwall or head over to one of the stunning Devon coasts.
Landscape photography is the perfect complement to my love of Devon and the natural world. It gives me time for quiet contemplation, fresh air and plenty of exercise. I find looking through the lens of a camera, watching the play of light over the landscape or perhaps waiting for a sunrise, to be the ultimate form of relaxation - pure, unadulterated escapism.
Photography-wise I am entirely self taught from books, magazines and the Internet. Not to mention many days field-work! I shoot RAW photos using a Digital SLR camera and apply minimal post-processing before publishing my images. Whilst I have a respect and understanding for the rules of composition I also believe in seizing the moment and shooting from the hip - gut instinct has served me well on many occasions.
I love to photograph all kinds of subjects, and experiment with other genres besides landscapes. However if there is one common theme running throughout my photography it has to be my pursuit of natural light and shadow. I am a light addict, pure and simple. I often wait for days, maybe weeks, just to get the right light - but when I do manage to capture one of those magic moments it all seems worthwhile.
You may have seen my images published around the Internet? Unlike many other photographers I firmly believe in sharing my photographs and letting as many people enjoy and benefit from them as possible. This is why most of my photographs, including all the pictures on this website, are released under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial license. If that doesn't mean much to you, please read my image licensing page which explains everything clearly.
Now just because I have adopted the Creative Commons it doesn't mean that my images don't get published. Far from it - in fact my decision has dramatically increased my visibility far more than paid advertising ever could. I am privileged to have had photographs published in several paperback books, newspapers, magazines, college textbooks, research papers, conservation brochures, postcards, calendars and even shown on TV. Plus a growing number of commercial websites can be seen with my photographs, especially local businesses in the South West.
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