Born in Derbyshire, England, I moved to Fresno, California in 2001 after meeting and marrying Anna, an American. I worked as an Accountant for 13 years, before emigrating, since then I have been involved in Automotive Sales, a Field Service Representative for a large movie rental company and now finally work as an Internet Marketing consultant and Web Designer.
I started taking pictures as a 10-year-old to remember my walks and rambles in the Derbyshire Dales, nothing very good or special just a bunch of snapshots and memories.
It wasn’t until moving to the USA in 2001 that I started to take Photography more seriously. I bought my first digital camera in 1998 and my first SLR (A Canon Rebel 300D) in 2004. Ironically I bought my first 35mm SLR after that, to enable me to compete in slide competitions, though I am now again totally digital.
I enjoy photographing Landscapes and Nature mostly; people just seem to clutter the landscape! I also enjoy Photoshop processing and creative photography; though I still believe the end result should still look like a photograph. At last count, I had shot over 8000 images of Yosemite National Park and find that place very inspirational.
I joined the Fresno Camera Club and the San Joaquin Valley Camera Club Council in January of 2005 and PSA in March of the same year. I am heavily involved in the running of the monthly digital competitions for the SJVCCC organisation. I've contributed to the PSA Journal for the last 11 years.