I am a landscape photographer living in the south west of England specialising in landscape and coastal landscape photography.
My goal is to successfully capture and reproduce the beauty and drama of the landscape that surrounds us all, from dramatic coast lines and towering
mountains to rolling hills and peaceful lakes, my criteria for success is simple, if I consider an image worthy of hanging on a wall then I am happy.
My first real introduction to photography came back in the 1980s around the age of 14 when my older brother purchased a Pentax film SLR, a K1000 if
remember correctly; I was soon pestering him to have a go and started learning the basics of photography. In the years that followed I used various
file cameras, from simple point and shoot affairs and then, as soon as I could afford it, my own 35mm film SLR.
A few years ago, tired of just taking shots that essentially just recorded a facsimile of the scene in front of me I realised that I no longer just
wanted to record memories and hide them away in a box or photo album and that I needed to explore the art of photography and not just master the
mechanics. I discovered the joys of photographing at the extremes of the day, around dawn and dusk when the light does magical things. In essence, I
realised that I wanted to produce images that I would want to hang on a wall and share with others.
Photography is a journey and knowing that I would need some help along the way I joined the
Royal Photographic Society
, somewhere where I knew I could get objective feedback on my images.
Working towards a society distinction focuses the mind wonderfully and forces improvement. I would heartily recommend it to anyone who wants to take
their photography to the next level.
Paul Dunning ARPS