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philhomer | Send a Private Message | Visit My Website | Facebook

Thanks for taking the time to visit my "portfolio"

Despite my own personal preferences or bias i will attempt to display a wide range of image subjects and styles so that hopefully there will be something to suit all (or most) tastes.

The vast majority of my 'wildlife' images will be set-ups with captive animals (except for Kenya and India images), a very humble and genuine hats off to those that can achieve their results with proper wildlife.

To date my comments on here, whilst generally well-meaning, have sometimes on reflection appeared a little harsh - local club frustrations perhaps spilling over a little.

My short-comings in this regard have been pointed out by a couple of members and thanks to them i shall now refrain from such, attempting to offer only positive comments or otherwise remain silent even in the face of poor images and ridiculous praise.

Apologies to those that have suffered inappropriate comments previously and thanks to those that have hopefully set me upon the right path.

Regards my own 'work' I am far more likely to learn and improve based on your seemingly harsh, but 100% genuine, knowledgeable critique than anything else - please feel free.

After accidentally becoming 'tutor' for our local club, I now run my own occasional photographic workshops (but this is NOT my full-time or main occupation) and as such is not run on a particularly commercial basis but rather it pays expenses incurred and allows me to meet similarly-interested people. It also allows me to be honest - and perhaps surprisingly, folk generally choose to reattend.

In terms of accreditation, so far i have only bothered with 'Licentiate' upon wondering whether it may offer confidence to workshop attendees. I may go for 'A' at some point but can't imagine ever bothering with 'F' as seems like a lot of bother for something i don't need.

Myself and partner Maxine have been very lucky in that some of our commercial work as taken us around the UK as well as The Bahamas, Berlin, and most recently Rome.

I am not anti-photoshop if applied with reason and with skill, and generally to achieve something that could not be achieved in the camera. See for instance the likes of KT Allen - personally i simply do not possess the time let alone the skill and patience.

However whilst digital has opened up photography to the masses and in many ways is a positive, it has also spawned a host of bad / lazy 'photographers' who think that it can cure clueless technique and turn bad images into masterpieces.

I appreciate a little peace and quiet now and again, but I am definitely more a sociable photographer and, as well as trying to encourage outings with our local camera club, have also met with a number of epz members to offer a little one-to-one advice or simply share an experience. (I do have a number of tuition documents available FREE for those genuinely interested.)

If that photography experience culminates with a 'quick half' before home then even better.

regards phil

philhomer's Albums

Elephant on The Mara at 02/11/2011 - 08:00
A trip to the Masai Mara October 2008. All very well organised by our friend John at Photographers On Safari
Purton light at 02/09/2011 - 11:41
Copies of a few images that i have deliberately made manipulations on - hopefully some are less obvious than others but to be honest i am no expert due to lack of patience let alone skill.
Inquisitive at 23/02/2013 - 13:42
a selection of big cats from a variety of venues that may be familiar to you, especially WHF
Owl n' post at 23/02/2013 - 13:41
a selection of Owl and Raptors - some from workshops with John Wright "Photographers on Safari" and some from my own tutored photography days as well as Barn Owl Centre, British Wildlife Centre, "Going Digital"
more yellow and blue at 06/06/2011 - 18:07
I am fortunate in that i do not have to travel further than my own garden / driveway for most of my small birds... i make little or not excuse or apology for feeding them in order to gain the images
A selection of birds excluding Owls and Raptors
just a hint at 05/05/2010 - 12:17
A few models or portraits for your perusal, ooohh also a few local gigs
Bamburgh sunset at 05/05/2010 - 12:24
I have not done much landscape stuff of late but i hope to get out and do more over the coming months - most are straight shots but with a little experimentation here and there
The Gathering at 05/05/2010 - 12:42
Some of the species may not appear particularly wild or even mildly perturbed but a gallery for those that 'do not do' captive etc

Apologies for duplications across albums.