Hi and Welcome,
Thanks for visiting my Portfolio, I hope you enjoy the images, please comment - Fred.
Born in Nantyglo in 1944, Worked in Steel Industry as Apprentice, Fitter, Chargehand and Team Leader from 1961 to 2001.
1st cameras PIC in 1950's, Kodak Stirling ll in 1956.
1st SLR Pentax ME Super in 1980.
Current Cameras, Pentax LX, Pentax Super A, Pentax K10D. Pentax K20D,
Started to take my photography seriously in 1988, using slide film and making submissions to photography magazines after a few publications I was really hooked.
In 1993 I joined Skirrid PG, I joined Ebbw Vale Camera Club in 2000.
Main photographic interests, Wildlife/Nature, Landscape, Old Churches, General Subjects.
In Nov. 1996 I gained my CPAGB at Bromsgrove. Credit- Photographic Alliance of GB.
In Nov. 1997 I gained my AWPF at BP Llandarcy. Associateship of the Welsh Photographic Federation.
In Nov. 1999 I gained my DPAGB at The Mumbles. Distinction-Photographic Alliance of GB.
In 1994 I had my 1st acceptances in the Welsh Salon of Photography and have had acceptances every year since. (Total to Date - 43).
In 1996 I had my 1st acceptance in an annual PAGB Slide Exhibition/Competition.
In 1997 I had my 1st acceptance in the Welsh International Slide Salon. (Total Acceptances to Date - 15).
In Feb. 1989 I had my 1st published image in Practical Photography and have had in excess of 50 images published totally.
There have also been wins in club competitions and numerous other local competitions.
Updated May 2009.
More about me:-
lived in Ebbw Vale from late 1967 married an Ebbw Vale lady in1969, Muriel, you can see her in some of my photographs either holding a badger or fox cub or a pet animal, we were both members of Gwent Badger Group for many years, Muriel passed away in 2007, but life goes on and I met Carole in 2008, we married in 2010 and now live in Rhymney Gwent, only other thing of note I learned to swim in 2009.
Formerly a member of Skirrid Photographic Group and Ebbw Vale Camera Club.