About





I live in the small market town of Oundle, Northants.

I first became interested in photography while still at school. My parents gave me my first 35mm film camera as a Christmas present one year and a darkroom kit the following year, this interest has lasted for over 35 years.

My current kit is built around the Nikon system.

F 100 film body, D 4 Body, D 700 Body, D 200 Body,
16mm f2.8 fisheye lens, 18-35mm AFS lens, 24mm f3.5 PC-E lens, 24-70mm f2.8 AFS lens, 50mm f1.8 lens,
80-400mm AFS VR lens, 200mm f4 micro lens, 300mm f2.8 VR AFS lens, 600mm f4 VR AFS lens,
TC-1.4E II teleconverter, TC-1.7E II teleconverter.



I was a slow convert to digital photography, however with the introduction of the D200 in 2005 I decided it was time to go digital. The arrival of the D4 means that my D700 is now relegated to second body and backup duties. It is an unfortunate side to digital photography that technology marches on and your new camera body is outdated in a very short time (unlike film cameras), so as much as I would like the latest and best available I tend to put my money into my lens purchases.
I like to photograph anything not just birds and wildlife. I also love motorcycle sports especially MotoGP and superbikes, which I have followed for many years.
I have covered a few weddings and my camera also comes out at any social gathering with my friends (this sometimes does not go down well until a fair bit of alcohol has been consumed – why do people not like to be photographed?).
My knowledge of birds and wildlife is growing as I spend more time trying to photograph them. However I would not describe myself as a twitcher, I am a photographer first. It is the challenge of capturing an image of a subject that you have no control over and are sometimes just lucky to see never mind photograph that motivates and more frequently frustrates me.

I upload my images to a number of agencies.
My images have been used for corporate promotion work. My images have also featured in newspaper, magazine and book publications in numerous countries around the globe both for national and international distribution.

If you would like to use an image or if you would like to leave a comment or contact me please use my contact page.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my site.

Derek.