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You've been exposed!

I inherited this exposure calculator from my dad (a keen amateur photographer himself) - he first got his in the 1950s. The calculators helped you work out the aperture and shutter speed according to the subject and conditions you were shooting in. I am pleased I didn't have to learn the technical aspects on this but I am pleased that I learnt to take photographs on a SLR as it made it think about aperture and shutter speed and have a better understanding of photography. These days it's all very easy (how many people do not take their cameras off automatic?) and whilst I have embraced digital technology, I sometimes hanker after the good old days of photography!

Photographers of the World

I've recently set up a social media group called the 'Photographers of the World' to feature the face behind the camera. I grew up in Namibia and South Africa - my father always had a camera in his hand, either documenting our childhood or the amazing sites of the African continent. My uncle was also an accomplished amateur photographer and traveller and I got into photography through him, my dad and through reading magazines like Drum, Life and National Geographic. The incredible photos transported me to another world and I couldn't wait to leave school (who doesn't!) and travel the world. I mainly achieved this but after moving to Oxford, university and life took over and whilst I travell

Where will 2018 take you?

Happy New Year to you all! We met up with some friends recently who are embarking on 'an alphabet tour' of the world - i.e. they made a list of countries they'd visited according to the alphabet and are now visiting the ones they haven't been to. I thought this was a great idea and decided to compile a list myself. I have been very fortunate to travel as much as I have (and there are still are a number of countries that I still haven't seen) but my alphabet tour would include any countries starting with the following letters: K, O and Y. Which countries would be on your list?

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