I've had an interest in
photography since leaving school in 1988, due to the fact my first job was in a
small camera shop. I worked for various photographic companies, Wildings, Crewe
Camera Exchange after that and was a Store Manager for Jessops for many years.
early 2007 I decided that retail was no longer for me, so after months of
planning, with a fellow photographer we set up
Vivid Photo Visual.
a Commercial Photography & Video Production Company, based in Manchester. We
specialise in Training, Induction, Company Profile, Web Videos etc, as well as
product videos and photography. We recently moved from our office near the
airport to a larger office, with studio space in Stockport.
a young age I've always enjoyed finding and looking at British Wildlife, from
Beetles to Eagles but it is only in the last few years that I have tried to
photograph them. Over the years I've used many different cameras (the temptation
of the job!) but have settled on the Canon EOS system, initially film but now
Digital. I use lenses from 17mm to 500mm, all of which are Canon's own.
Wildlife photography is my hobby
and I'm building up my
portfolio of species slowly, but I'd like to think each species added is of
a reasonably high standard. There are so many new subjects that I'd love to
photograph, so it should keep me entertained for a long
time. Although bird photography is my favorite passion, it's
sometimes difficult to find the time needed to scout locations and set up a hide. I think
2011 is going to be more Butterflies and Dragonflies, I really enjoy
just getting out with my monopod and 180mm macro and seeing what I can find.
I've met so many great
people through photography, from customers at work to fellow photographers many
who are now
friends, so I think it only right to list a few links to some of their websites,
if I've missed you off the list then you're not a mate...only kidding, it means
my ageing brain has forgotten.
to plug my own company, would be rude not too!!
My Wildlife photography partner in crime, a great mate, check out his new site,
I'm sure he's copied some of my photo's
I'm a member of
Stockport Photographic Society, good bunch of people. Would recommend anyone
popping down and joining in, Tuesday nights at St George's Church Rooms,
Stockport SK2 6NU.
Sebastian Matthes's website, I worked with Seb and I reckon he's going to make
it big as a Music photographer, and promoter check his site out. Top guy!
Neil, a rival
Portrait and Wedding Photographer, but he's a friend of mine so I don't mind
giving him a plug.
Thanks for looking