Retired primary school teacher, newly retired tutor for trainee teachers on school experience, home IT help guy.


I've been taking photos most of my life (my first camera was a Kodak Brownie 44A - It ended up at the bottom of the River Rhône - it's a long story!)


My first SLR was a Practica Nove 1B, (which my Dad passed on to me when he realised that he hardly ever used it) and I moved on through a series of other film SLRs before switching to digital. (I still have several of them)


The first digital camera I owned was an Olympus 750 UltraZoom (still got it). I like it but missed the SLR experience. so...


... I got a Canon 400D (which I used until the beginning of 2011) with the following lenses:


Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5/5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 55-250 f4-5.6 IS

Canon EF 50mm f1.8

Tamron SP AF 90mm f2.8 DI Macro lens


I now own and use a Canon 550D - same lenses ... plus...


Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4

SIgma 17-70mm f2.8-4 DC (from spring 2015)

Canon EF-85mm f1.8

and recently EFS 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM


December 2018: I upgraded again to a Canon 77D ...


In Winter 2009 I did the Open University Digital Imaging course, T189.

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  • JoinedFebruary 2006
  • HometownLondon
  • Current cityEpsom
  • CountryEngland
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