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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.

Other than very occasionally attempting to offer some guidance to other members, I generally keep myself to myself now as poor images and ridiculous praise tends to bring out my worst side.

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.

I am not anti-photoshop but as some of my 'students' wish to learn photography and not manipulation I tend to bias my tuition to the principle of getting it right in the camera

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 do have a number of tuition documents available FREE for those genuinely interested.)

regards phil
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A quick view of philhomer's recent activity.

  • windows of the soul

    Lovely subject and background - a more traditional composition would have made this a real cracker
    • 21 Oct 2016 9:59AM
  • Little Owl

    A little baffled as to the cut out appearance of this, perhaps a little narrative would help.
    • 15 Oct 2016 9:53AM
  • LIttle Owl

    Many thanks for the votes folks - odd that a static subject should get more than one of the fastest moving on the planet isn't it! An indication perhaps that folks acknowledge "cute" subjects rather than photographic merit.
    • 18 Sep 2016 9:07PM
  • Tawny Owl

    Thanks Tony, obviously camera technique etc still comes into the equation but I have no desire to mislead the audience
    • 15 Sep 2016 8:38PM

    Very well exposed but, humour me and crop the area to the right of the upward branch off - personally I think that this makes for a stronger image as it allows the branch to "hold the eye" into the image rather than wander off looking at the background. It would, in my opinion, also aid with composition.
    • 15 Sep 2016 9:19AM
  • Soft and Gentle??

    Quote:Nice captured Image of this magnificent animal. Sadley there at risk of survival in the wild due to global warming.

    Actually they're at risk of not surviving in the wild - which is sad.
    • 14 Sep 2016 1:08PM
  • The Hunter and the Hunter

    I am hopeless at composites but sorry this doesn't look quite right to me
    • 13 Sep 2016 12:29PM
  • Great portfolio! I guess captive birds - but really do not care as so well captured. Somewhat different to my own photography attempt in the Tatras, cam Bear trekking... found sh*t in the woods.
  • Very often a 'varied' portfolio shows up someone's weaknesses. Not so here, well done on an interesting and competent selection.
  • nice varied selection even from a specialised subject, i'm with you on the 'like' issue - the only thing worse being "ahh, that's cute" Wink
    • Posted on Trev_B's profile
    • 2 Jan 2014 10:38AM
  • some excellent stuff here, lovely detail and great variety of images eve with the same subject
    • Posted on justin c's profile
    • 20 Oct 2013 10:33PM
  • what i really really like is the fact that even the nudes are subtle - well done for NOT taking the same approach as many others
  • well Neil, some of your stuff is good.... but some is astounding! only saw you for first time today, due to the fabulous Swifts.
  • fabulous collection - surely one of the most consistent / high quality on here. can't see any exif at all - what are you using Brian?
  • some truly great images here Lee
  • i am delighted to have found and viewed your pf, and gutted to have not seen it before Wink
  • surprised i have not noticed you before given similar interests -have to say i am somewhat envious of the Goldfinch, perhaps i could trade you for a few Redpoll Wink
    • Posted on Maccas's profile
    • 2 Mar 2013 6:32PM