Profile




Peter was brought up in South Shields and now lives in Washington, between Sunderland and Newcastle, with his wife and ever growing camera paraphernalia. He has two children and three grandchildren.

He has worked in many roles through the years finally settling in IT where he has remained for the past 21 years. He has always been interested in art, and has drawn and painted since his teens. He always had a passing interest in photography that he has now taken up seriously over the last few years.

He spends his time travelling around the North East where he lives, tirelessly seeking new and exciting spots to capture the glorious light (the golden light around dawn and dusk) when natural light is at its most special to capture the atmosphere, beauty and amazing colours of each new sunrise or sunset.

As well as specialising in landscape photography, Peter is also keen on macro photography which he is currently experimenting with; a few pictures of which you may find in the galleries. He hopes to move into more traditional still life techniques at some stage to widen his experiences and develop his skills.

With his background in IT and his love for computing his photographic workflow is totally digital using digital SLR cameras for capturing images and then computer technology for post-production and printing.

Equipment list
Peter uses the following photographic equipment:
  • Canon 5D MkIII DSLR
  • Canon 450D DSLR
  • Canon 24-105mm f/4.0 L
  • Canon 17-40mm f/4.0 L
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM Lens
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens
  • Manfrotto tripods and heads
  • Light Craft and B&W ND Filters
Lightroom 4 and Adobe Photoshop CS6 are used for post production work and prints are produced in-house using an Epson Stylus R3000 onto various high quality papers, most predominantly Hahnemühle papers.