About me

I am a normal human being, with a massive love of wildlife, both native and exotic.

I try to do a wildlife photo shoot a year, finances allowing, and whilst most shots are rejected, a few are kept, and fewer still I am super happy with.

I am a web developer by trade, but also a husband, avid biker, and a christian.

If you like my shots enough to want to purchase them, do get in touch using the form below, and we can sort something.

Kenya

Back in 2016 we decided to splash out and go on a wildlife safari in Kenya. We were lucky enough to visit 3 separate wildlife reserves. Samburu, Lake Nakuru and the infamous Masai Mara.

Below are the best pictures from the trip, have a look and see what you think of them.

Samburu

Nakuru

Masai Mara

Hawk Conservancy

Frances bought me a photography day at The Hawk Conservancy for Christmas 2016. These are the pictures I decided were worth keeping from that day.

The Hawk Conservancy exists primarily as a global research and conservation centre for birds of prey. With the aim to keep these fantastic species of bird healthy in the wild for the good of the planet and ourselves.

FIA2018

So recently my wife and I went to Farnborough International Airshow 2018 for the second time.

This is a bi-yearly  airshow that usually is amazing. Unfortunately I was a bit disappointed with the air display this year so I am questioning as to whether I will head back in 2 years time.

However I still managed a few reasonable photos of what was there, so here they are.

 

Flights booked

So today we finally got confirmation of our holiday!

There’s a hell of a lot still to be done, but first steps are done. We have insurance (not everywhere has an NHS) and we have flights.

The flights aren’t the most social in the world, and the payment is still pending as I had to do it via BACS but it should all work and clear ok.

We are going to Madagascar!!

All done

As previously eluded to, there were a few things left for us to sort out before we could say categorically that we were going to Madagascar.

Namely that was paying for the trip. This all done now, and we are just waiting for the funds to clear the various banking processes. But I don’t envisage any issues with this.

Exciting!!

New camera?

I have had my Nikon D7000 for a good long while now.

I am by no means bored of it, but we recently bought a 4k TV and frankly, the 16MP images dont display particularly well on it (16MP really is that big compared to a 55″ 4k tv!) so I find myself wondering about something along the lines of a Nikon D500.

But for 2 few times in a year I use it is £1000 really worth it? I bought my D7000 for similar price tag, many many years ago, and I would say I have gotten good use of it, and certainly value for money.

With the impending trip to Madagascar I would love a decent camera, which tbf I have, but is it really decent?

DJI Mavic Pro

So I decided against a new camera, it would seem.

Instead, as a result of all the overtime I’ve been doing recently, I treated myself to a new type of photography kit. A DJI Mavic Pro.

For those not familiar, this is a small portable quad-copter drone allowing for low altitude photography (within constraints of local laws and regulations).

I picked it up yesterday and I must say I am pretty pleased with it. I need to find some time to spend on a photography project of some description with it, and I will share the results PDQ.

Until then here’s a little shot of a local golf course, not particularly well framed but still pleasing to the the eye.

New project

So last time I posted, I’d just gotten my hands on a new toy, and was looking for a new photography project.

I had a little play around, which has sparked the idea of a project in my brain.

So the plan is, over the coming weeks/months (work is crazy busy at present) to try and document a little bit of what Basingstoke has to offer…

Here is the video of my playing with autopilot that has sparked this idea (I am still new to this, don’t judge me!)

Well done Jessops

So I decided on a new camera, and due to some cash back offers, etc, I decided to order online through Jessops.

The problem arose yesterday when it was delivered by UKMail. Who left the following note

Bearing in mind this was a “signed for” delivery.

The first issue was, they signed for it, under my name despite me not being in.

The second issue was, that yesterday was bin day. Yup, you guessed it, my new camera is in land fill.

However, credit where credit is due, Jessops wanted to see the above picture, and have already dispatched a replacement for me. So I just have to be patient for it to be sent to work now! Well done them, customer service win!