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I am a strictly amateur photographer.  I try to take my photography seriously while at the same time having fun with it. I am a member of Bishop’s Waltham Photographic Society.

I am quite proud of a number of these photographs; on the other hand many are really quite ordinary.

Since December 2015 I have been using Olympus mirrorless cameras and micro four thirds lenses. In 2015 I bought an Olympus OMD-EM10 (mark 1) following Olympus’ brilliant marketing at Copenhagen Fashion Week in August 2015, when they lent me one for an afternoon. In October 2018 I upgraded to an Olympus OMD-EM1 (further upgraded to EM1 mark ii in February 2022), but have kept and still use the OMD-EM10.

My lenses are:

  • 8-25mm f4 wide angle zoom
  • 14-42mm f3.5-f5.6 pancake zoom*
  • 14-140mm f4-f5.8 zoom (a pretty much go anywhere lens)
  • 25mm f1.7 prime lens (standard lens)
  • 40-150mm f4.0-f5.6 zoom*
  • 60mm f2.8 macro lens

*I tend to use these with the EM10, but not always.

In the micro four-thirds system, a focal length of 25mm is equivalent to 50mm, 45mm to 90mm etc.

In 2020 I bought on eBay a second-hand 1982 vintage Olympus OM2 film camera, with 50mm lens, and separately a 75-250mm Bell & Howell zoom lens to go with it. Occasionally I will show photographs taken on film with that camera. I had an OM2 that I bought in 1982 or 1983, but sold about 15 years ago – something I came to wish I had not done.

Sometimes I also use a small Vivitar Vivicam 7500i, an Olympus Camedia C-170 and of course my mobile phone.

From 2004 to 2015 I used “bridge” cameras: a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 14 MP, with 24 x zoom and before that a Konica Minolta Dimage Z3 3MP and a Konica Minolta Dimage Z1 3MP.

I used only to do a little post processing using Photoshop or even Microsoft Office Picture Manager. since October 2018 I have been using Skylum Luminar photo editing software. I now shoot and process ‘raw’ images. I have been watching tutorials on YouTube by Jim Nix and as a result I am putting rather more work into processing the images.

Update January 2020:


I now have a very much more powerful computer, which is able to process RAW image files quickly using Luminar 4. My old laptop was taking at least 5 minutes to open an image file, make simple adjustments, and then save. The improved speed of ‘The Beast’ is a revelation.

Please feel free to leave a comment.  Enjoy!


updated 24 February 2022



I own the copyright in all the photographs on this site*. If you would like to use any of them please ask using the contact form below.  I may be willing to supply the original digital file.

*with the exception of a small number taken by members of my family, in which case credit has been given.