I became involved with photography only relatively late in life. On several occasions during the course of my working life, in the midst of buying houses, raising a family of four boys, following my various interests etc, I had thought ‘I will get a decent camera one day and learn to take proper pictures‘.
Of course, it didn’t happen. There were too many other things to consume my hard-earned salary (such as family, mortgage, food on the table, holidays, etc) So when early retirement was forced upon me, due to ill-health, and the mortgage was complete and my sons had all left home, I bought my first SLR camera. And a new world opened up to me. I make no claim to be a David Bailey, a Charlie Cornish or a Lord Litchfield. I do not belong to any camera clubs. I am constantly amused by the so-called and often self-styled experts one frequently encounters in the world of photography. They talk a wonderful fight. Yet unfortunately their portfolio often does not portray the same levels of excellence. However, I am always very willing to learn from anyone who is manifestly and obviously much better than myself, no matter the extent of his/her experience.
Whilst I have no pretension, and in many ways, very limited aspirations too, I can confidently say that I have made steady progress since I purchased my first camera.
I now shoot with all professional kit.
Nikon F5 35mm film camera ~ using Ekta 100 & Velvia 50 and 100
Nikon D3 Full Frame digital camera
Nikon AF 50mm f1.8 prime & pancake lenses
Nikon AF-S 400 f2.8G IF ED prime lens
Nikon AF-S 20-35 f2.8G IF ED ultra-wide angle lens
Nikon AF-S 80-200 f2.8G IF ED telephoto lens
Nikon AF-S 28-300 f3.5-5.6G D ED VR general purpose lens
Nikon D300 DX digital camera (back-up & studio)
Nikon SB-600 speedlight flash (several)
Nikon SB-800 speedlight flash ~ and for the F5
Nikon SB-28DX speedlight flash
I present some of what I produce. Some people like some it sufficiently well to purchase it. Others simply look at it and, I hope, appreciate it. I suspect that some wonder why I even bother to present it :-) Such diversity of opinion and perception is much of the real richness of photography, in my view.
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Therefore, here is a very small showcase of my photography work. It will grow, develop and evolve as time goes by. And also, as time allows me to get out, to take the sort of shots I most enjoy. Or, alternatively, reminiscences from commissions: or detailed shots of projects, or events. Please select a subject from the drop-down menu, or one of the links below.
All, or any of these images are available to purchase either as prints, in a variety of sizes, or additionally mounted and framed to your own specification. Please contact me for details and prices.
All images and their presentation upon this website are the © 2008-2013 of Jack Foreman: reproduction of them, for any purpose, is only legally permissible with the prior permission of the owner.