Ian is a retired accountant having worked mainly in industry since qualifying. He was given his Dadís old family camera to record his young but growing family and, after taking a few snaps, decided there must be some way to improve the quality of the pictures from a box Brownie. Buying a Russian SLR camera (the well known and solid Zenit-E) his first attempts were to be the start of a love of photography that has lasted ever since.
Always looking for answers and ways to improve his photography he joined the local camera club to learn more and was soon entering competitions and exhibitions with a moderate degree of success in both. His next step was to apply for membership of The Royal Photographic Society and on being admitted soon gained his Licentiateship distinction.
Ian studied photography at Brunel University in Uxbridge on a part time basis, learning the discipline of working in a darkroom as well as image design and composition.
Ian worked exclusively with medium and large format cameras and developed film and printed all his images at home until about 4 years ago. He now uses digital cameras and is currently learning to use the creative techniques in the lightroom that were not possible in the darkroom. He still does all his own printing using Canon and Epson printers.
He has had worked published in photographic magazines, newspapers and some of his images have been used by The Royal Photographic Society for their publicity material.
He has no particular subject interest and shoots what he sees that excites him. He plans to publish a book of his photographic work before the end of this year.
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