About Me

A potted history

fun in the morning sun thumb I was born at an early age in West London but, with the assistance of my family I had escaped to the Home Counties by the time I was four. My first memory of photography was when, aged 10, I was given a Kodak Instamatic 126 camera for a school trip to Holland, I've usually had some sort of camera in my hands ever since!

I first studied photography whilst at school and since then I've gained many years of experience, initially with 35mm equipment before "going digital" in 1999. I was recently in the enviable position of being able to invest in some professional grade equipment and I have been developing my portfolio and this website since.

That's cold! About ten years ago, I met Cherry who enjoyed being in front of my camera as much as I enjoyed photographing her. We also enjoyed showing off the results on sites like the one listed at the top of this page which led to meeting ladies and other couples with similar exhibitionist interests who also wanted to take part in photoshoots. Some of them have been good enough to permit the resulting imagess to be shown on the public areas of my site.

I'm very keen to develop my model portfolio with a view to giving up the daily grind and becoming a full-time photographer and although I have many years experience behind the camera, I'm still learning the art of directing a live model so any help in that area would be extremely welcome. I'm happy to work on a TFP/TFCD basis with a view to creating a body of work for my and your portfolios.

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I'm currently building a small home studio and have a range of studio equipment but I have details of studio facilities than can be hired. I'm also happy to work on location or shoot at home. Currently working full-time so my shooting time is limited but I'm always happy to talk about arranging a shoot. However, weekday shoots will need plenty of notice. I very much look forward to working with you.

If you have any comments/requests or if you wish to discuss a sitting, please feel free to contact me. I'm based near Hinckley in Leicestershire but I travel a lot around the U.K. I'm never far from my camera and I'm always keen to take pictures.

Please be sure to check back from time to time as new pictures will be added on a regular basis.

For the terminally curious, click here to see the tools I use.

Wise Words

My name is RM and I'm a Canon user. Sounds like an admission to some sort of self-help group doesn't it? My choice of vendor was purely accidental to start with - I couldn't justify to myself the expense of a DSLR until Canon released the D300. The first DSLR priced under a grand and, co-incidentally, I had an insurance settlement of almost exactly the same amount burning a hole in my bank account!

Fast forward a few years and you'll find the following equipment in my camera bag (a Lowepro by the way):

The shopping list is not as long but still impressively expensive! If there are any benevolent philanthropists out there that would like to invest in a burgeoning photography career, I'm all ears! In order of priority, it is:

I use Multiblitz studio flash heads or Vivitar 283 strobes when portability is important. Although the complete studio rig with backdrops and stands will fit in the boot of my car.

Having been a professional geek for many years, I have more computers than is sensible but most of my post-processing and web coding is done on a Dell laptop or my home-built desktop machine. By the way, this site was coded entirely in Notepad (Free as part of all Microsoft operating systems since windows first appeared) and Notepad++

Other software I regularly use is: