26 May 2013 - PETE WATSON PHOTOGRAPHY




PETE WATSON

- Photography -

G'day guys,

Today I present some amazing works by a great photographer - Pete Watson. Welcome, Pete ...



TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY.

I live in Weston super Mare, U, where my wife and I are foster carers for 3 children, a 14 year old, an 18 year old and a nearly 5 year old toddler. How do I manage to get out to take photograph?

I have re-discovered my love of this amazing hobby.
I have been avidly involved in Digital Photography for nearly 2 years, photography has again become my passion. I used to shoot on film using a Yashica 230AF SLR, approx 20 years ago.
I love the improvements that digital SLRs and the available software have made.


I wish to improve my skills and vision of what makes a good photograph therefore I welcome constructive criticism and have learned an amazing amount from critique offered by other photographers



WERE YOU INTERESTED IN PHOTOGRAPHY AS A KID?

Not as a hobby but I did own a bellows camera that collapsed into a very compact unit when not it use.



WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAMERA?

My first serious camera was an Olympus OM10 film camera.



WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU PREFER TO USE NOW?

I have 2 DSLRs both Nikon, my initial DSLR was a D3000 entry level and I have upgraded to a D90 which will probably be my last unless I get a great deal more proficient. At present the D90 does everything I need in a camera. I have 4 Nikon lenses, a 35mm, a 50mm, an 18 - 55mm zoom and a 55 -105mm Micro zoom (1:2 macro lens) I have 2 other lenses a Tamron 18-270mm zoom and a Sigma 10-20mm wide zoom.



WHEN AND HOW DID YOU BECOME A CAMERA OPERATOR?

 I sort of fell into it in the 80's 90's after taking it up as a hobby.



WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?

The freedom to look at subjects the way I want to view them and then get a unique photograph.



WHAT IS THE HARDEST THING ABOUT BEING A PHOTOGRAPHER?

For me finding the time to get out with my cameras is something I find really hard. Also being in the right place at the right time with the right light.



DO YOU WORK FOR YOURSELF, OTHERS OR BOTH?

I have my own very small business and I am hoping to start selling my work and gaining commissions very soon. Hopefully with my approaching retirement from the day job as a secondary school Learning Mentor, my photography will become a little more proficient and prolific.



WHAT WERE YOU IN A PAST LIFE, BEFORE YOU BECAME INVOLVED IN PHOTOGRAPHY?

I have had many different interests and careers over the years. I would have to say that being a foster carer and my current job, working with troubled teenagers are at the top of the list.

As far as previous interests go dinghy sailing/racing and archery top this list.



WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?

I believe that must be raising two amazing daughters

  
Now, enjoy some of Pete's work, all of which is copy-righted ...






























Clancy's comment: Wow, I'd suggest you check out Pete's links for more extraordinary photography. Wonderful work, eh? Thanks for sharing, Pete.








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