About Me

 

Truly really difficult to write about myself.

I am a relative latecomer to what I would call "serious" photography, and I won't label myself a "professional" either. I just take photos because I love to do it. It's an emotional link, a different side of the coin to my normal daily life.  It's a strange feeling, a "buzz" and a handbrake being pulled on at the same time. An enormous exhale.

Apparently I have a "good eye" for composition (please feel free to judge that yourself) and I cannot impress on readers of this the incredible amount of time I have spent learning the more technical side of this art form.

I am not a lover of spending hours tweaking images,I try and get it right in camera as much as I can. It makes no sense to me to spend seconds in a beautiful place and then a longer time hunched over a computer making an image look presentable. I try and make it the other way around. 

I am also a big believer in assisting other passionate photographers to learn their craft. To that end, if you have any questions about any of my images and how they are taken, please contact me on the "Contact me" page and I will gladly help out. Similarly, I can also offer some tuition on a 1 to 1 basis or in a small group (I am located just outside Manchester, UK)

For the more techy readers this is what I currently shoot with : Canon 5Dmk2/Canon 7dmk1. Lee Filters (Grad Neutral Density/Standard Grad/Polariser/Colour Filters/Big&Little Stoppers), Various Canon Lenses (my favourites are the 24-105F4 and the 16-35F2.8), and I now do any minor post production work in Capture One.

All of my work is available for sale and I will be adding new photography to the site as it gets taken. I can get what you want in just about any format, so if you would like to have some of my work in your home or workplace then please get in touch. No greater compliment to a photographer than that!

Also, if you would like to commission me to do some specific work for you then please get in touch and we can discuss your requirements.

Finally if you would like to join me on various Social Media channels, then please click onto their icons at the top of the page and add/like me. It would be a pleasure for you to come along!

Wishing you good light

 

Matthew Palmer