Before visiting a landscape location I undertake, and enjoy, planning the trip by studying maps, the photographer's epheremis, local information etc. However, when on location there is much to be assessed in order to decide upon the most suitable composition for the topography and make best use of the all important light. I find the work of that great English landscape painter, J M W Turner, such an inspiration and very worthy of his title as "The painter of light.
" Similarly, the work of Rembrandt and Caravaggio. I am a great believer in making full use of the camera's capability in the production of the landscape image and thereby minimizing post-processing - so, "getting it right in the camera" is important to me. During a day's photography I am happy to have achieved a handful of good images from a couple of locations.
In May 2010 I gained my Licentiateship Distinction qualification, LRPS, to the Royal Photographic Society www.rps.org
. I was successful in September 2016 with my Associateship Distinction qualification with the RPS with a panel of 15 photographs of The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway in East Kent.
I am also a member of The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain [PAGB] and gained my Credit qualification CPAGB in November 2015.
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