My interest in photography has formed really only over the past few years. I have always enjoyed travelling to exotic locations and taking breaks off the beaten track, however have never really had the means to capture these events beyond a point and shoot camera.
That said, my point and shoot (Casio Exilim 8mp) has served well through a number of trips such as Cuba, Borneo and Malaysia.
However our next trip, to Kenya, I chose to upgrade to a Digital SLR, so I bought a Canon 450D and a 70-300mm lens which proved hugely versatile for such an entry level consumer DSLR.
I then decided that as I was beginning to take my photography more serious, I felt I was beginning to stretch the 300mm lens, so after some consideration I decided to move this on. I am now the proud owner of a 100-400mm L glass lens, I can really tell that this lens is well worth the money.
After finding what the previous combination had to offer, and finding the limitations of the camera body I chose to upgrade my equipment again, this time purchasing a new Canon '7D' ahead of a trip to Tanzania, and subsequently to Zanzibar, giving me the perfect lens and body combination for wildlife photography.
As part of a more extravagant purchase, primarily for use in the UK I decided to invest (and it is an investment!) in the "Sigmonster" - a super-telephoto lens zooming from 300-800mm, the range is incredible, but so is the weight. The fact it needs it's own case to handle over 10kg really means I cannot take it abroad! But I will make full use of it wherever I can!
Whilst in the UK, I find myself actively seeking out new subjects to capture.
I have always had an interest in cars, and in fact anything with an engine, between my good friends and valued contacts I am privileged to be able to get close to and photograph some amazing things.