I am a stock photographer based in Nottingham who specialises in landscape and nature photography in and around Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. I also restore antique and vintage photographs and have a small portfolio on my other website at www.bramall.org.uk
I started my journey in photography properly in 1980 when I purchased the then new Zenit E Moshva edition which was created to celebrate the 1980 Moscow Olympic games. A basic 35mm SLR camera which together with 35mm, 135mm and 200mm lenses taught me a lot about the mechanics of landscape photography for which I am incredibly grateful.
Today the contents of my camera bag are vastly different from that of 1980, a Sony A7III and a selection of Sony zoom lenses covering 12mm to 300mm. As a disabled photographer with osteoarthritis and spondylosis every image I take represents a challenge I have had to overcome not least of which is getting to the locations. Strangely the only time I am totally free of pain is that few seconds with my eye to the viewfinder checking settings and composition then squeezing the shutter button.
At the beginning of 2016 I took the decision to enter the world of stock photography to give me some focus in my retirement, my thoughts at the time were that as there are no rules on how much you contribute it meant I could do as much, or as little as my disability would allow. After doing quite a bit of research I eventually opted for a number of agencies with the main two being iStock by Getty and Alamy. Photographs from these portfolios have been used by the BBC, Daily Mirror online, Secret Escapes, Camping and Caravan Club, Kinder Chocolate, Good Housekeeping, Country Living and numerous internet based companies.