I have experience with both film and digital cameras but would consider myself as an enthusiastic intermediate level photographer who has ambitions of turning pro. Photography is, for me, another string in my creative bow. I have an interest in Graphic Art & Design and love to create stuff in Photoshop. Primarily, I am qualified in Aged Care and love doing stuff for other people. This is when I'm really happy and it gives me great satisfaction in knowing that I helped someone and, perhaps, made a difference in their lives. When I need a break from this, I just pick up my camera and lose myself in the process of creating a picture.
Photography is important to me in that it allows me to indulge in both creativity and the achievement of an end result.
My primary photographic focus is on portraiture where I strive to capture the essence of the individual beauty that is inherent in the faces of my subjects, whether they are male or female. The lighting and setting of a photograph are equally important and should combine with the subject in order to produce a pleasing result which can then be further enhanced by the addition of digital effects if I feel that such applications should be warranted. It has been said that the camera never lies and I am a great believer in remaining close to the truth during the post production of images.
My main life philosophy is to do good things for other people, respect their views and wishes and never do anything to someone that you wouldn't want done to yourself. I have loads of patience and perseverance, something that I think a lot of people need more of and I'm a great believer in stopping every so often to look around and smell the flowers which I think is something else that a lot of people tend not to do (but should).
No matter what I'm doing, I think it's important to always strive to do the best that I can while enjoying it at the same time, something that I can find very easy to do whenever I'm behind a camera. When my eye is looking through the viewfinder, I'm always happy.