I live on the Welsh Border, where I grew up. My passion for photography was sparked while working as an editor at Dorling Kindersley on gardening books. I then trained as a rebirther in London and Australia, and spent some time travelling. When I came back to Britain I knew I wanted to be in the country, so for the past twenty years I've lived a patchwork life, doing as much writing, photography, gardening and exploring as I can in between the demands of my day job as a book editor. I'm excited by the possibilities of self-publishing, and hope to share much more of my work in this way.
I’ve recently switched to mirrorless cameras, my Nikon gear being too heavy since I developed wrist problems. I have a Fuji X-T2 with a short telephoto macro and a normal lens. For wideangle shots, and as a walkaround camera I use my Panasonic Lumix LX100 (bought when my wrists were too bad to manage anything heavier). The Panasonic offers a choice of aspect ratio, so I’ve been able to indulge my desire to shoot squares.
I catalogue and process my photographs in Adobe Lightroom 6. I’ve been using Lightroom since it launched, and am a fan – though I’m seriously unhappy that when my Mac dies I’ll be forced into paying Adobe outrageous monthly rental fees to go on using their software.
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Inspirations & Connections
Jenny Crusie's Argh Ink blog – a brilliant and funny author and teacher.
Borderland Visual Arts Network – mutually supportive local artists' group, who do Open Studios each June.
Marches Independent Photography – friendly, non-competitive and inspiring local photographers.
InsideOut – more local artists, whose blog features art events.
Rowan Taliesin – a good friend whose paintings are inspired by dreams and pagan mythology.
George Thompson, Replicolour – my printer up the Tanat Valley.