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Biography


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Biography


A little more about me....

As you read before, my obsession for wildlife began as a young pipsqueak, but you already know this so lets skip a few years.....

When I was 18, I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to tag along on a research field trip to a South African wildlife reserve for a fortnight, every wildlife enthusiasts dream! I stayed at 'Mankwe Wildlife Reserve' and whilst I was there, my mind was blown!, so much so that I traveled back a week after I returned.......

During my trip, I was equipped with a very basic Fujifilm compact digital camera and an even more basic JVC Digital Video Camera, but I made the most out of what I had.


Necking Giraffes in South Africa captured on my Fujifilm FinePix A900 - Very basic but still decent

Necking Giraffes in South Africa captured on my Fujifilm FinePix A900 - Very basic but still decent

This was also where I developed a passion for the conservation of our natural history so I was delighted to aid the wildlife reserve in capturing and relocating a variety of wild animals, patrol the site for poaching snares and reserve maintenance.

This was undoubtedly the point where I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life, film and photograph wildlife.

I then spent the next 3 years studying for a Ba Hons in Film and Television Production at Aberystwyth University. I bought a Canon 1000D with a basic kit lens to see me through University and actually, I loved the little camera....in fact, I can't bring myself to sell it!

 


During my degree, I was able to use a very wide variety of standard and high definition film equipment, and by the end I had both well honed and sharpened technical skills.  

After cementing this as what I really aspired to do with my life, I bought a canon 5D mark II with a few lenses.

I was asked by a professional film maker to assist on a couple of projects where I learned more about the industry and how things work within a professional environment, along with professional camera skills.  

Since all of this I have met some amazing people, gained some true friends and travelled to some incredible locations. Please peruse my galleries to see what I've been upto.


Follow me on twitter to see pictures and to keep up to date on how it's going!

Me and the Cairngorm gang waiting for a Crested Tit to show itself

Me and the Cairngorm gang waiting for a Crested Tit to show itself