The Sony F717 also introduced me to the world of infrared photography, as I learned from internet forums that you could utilise its "Nightshot" mode with the stacking of an NDx4 and R72 infrared filter and take infrared photographs hand held at the camera flash speed of 1/60th second.
|Looe Harbour - Sony F717 Infrared|
|Borage and Bee|
On thing that I've learnt from the guest speakers is not to try and copy any one photographer but to find your own style. To be different I've tried to do that by developing my love of infrared and by using a fisheye lens in my photography. I enjoy the post processing side of photography and believe that you have to make a photograph not simply take one. I'm a great fan of the Topaz and Nik Photoshop plugin filters and they play a big part in determining my individual style of image.
My photographic gear developed from the Minolta A mount to the Sony A mount cameras. My main camera after the Sony A700 was the Sony A77 with an electronic viewfinder taking me back to my roots and in 2010 I had a Sony A200 DSLR permanently converted to the 720nm wavelength of infrared to get me back into infrared photography.
|Flaybrick Cemetery at Dusk - Sony A200 Infrared|
|Secret Door of Ness - Coloured Sony A200 Infrared|
|Daybreak on Llyn Dinas - Williamson Open 2014 Winner|
|Yesteryear's Parlour - Sony A77 and Fisheye lens|
|Umbrella of the Deceased - Sony A6000 Infrared.|
|Welsh Landscape - Sony A6000 Infrared|
|Chris Tarrant - Wirral Festival of Firsts|