Photography for me has always gone hand in hand with my enjoyment of and appreciation for the natural world. It was a means of sharing that fascination and excitement with others.
From a small compact film camera as a child I graduated up to gradually better and bigger, and after a few years when photography had to take a back seat to other considerations (studying, family and so on) I got back into it in 2016, round about the same time I started a new job in the Peak District National Park.
A lot of discussion in photography circles talks about a style of photography, and I'm honestly not sure if I've got one. Common themes? Certainly, the natural world in one dimension or another will be in there, but if I have a style, I don't know what it is!
Photography and me.
Camera and other kit
Since 2016 I've been using an Olympus OM-D EM1 mirror-less camera. And it's brilliant! One of these days I'll get around to writing a review of it for my blog!
Because so many of my opportunities to take photo's are while I am out and about anyway - for work, with family, whenever - I needed a camera which was smaller and more compact than a more traditional DSLR so I could drop it in my rucksack along with all my other kit, and not think twice about whether I would take it that day or not.
For the same reason I needed a camera which was rugged and tough; which could shrug off some rain or snow and didn't mind being bounced around in a back pack or a pickup truck.
I wanted it to be able to capture high quality images of all aspects of the natural world; wide angle landscapes, telephoto wildlife, and macro details.
My Olympus does all that, and it does it well!