In Dec 2007 I took the plunge and bought my Nikon D80 with 18-135 lens and really started to get into it. I was lucky enough to be going to New York over that New Year and took hundreds of shots of this energetic and vibrant city. It was a shame that I didn't use the full capability of the camera, but I was still very new and had a huge amount to learn. Over the next 18 months, I simply took pictures wherever I was and whenever I could.
In 2010, I thought it was time to get some proper training so I stared a 'portrait' photography course at Cannock college. I found it very rewarding as not only did I learn a great deal in the classes, I also met professional photographers (including Maggie) and was able to draw upon their expertise. In May I did my first photoshoot for a friends Saxophone band an in June I did my first Wedding.