I am a stock photographer based in Nottinghamshire specialising 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 with a 58mm Helios f2 lens 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 basics of photography for which I am incredibly grateful.
Today my camera kit is vastly different from that of 1980, a Sony A7III, a selection of Sony zoom lenses covering 12mm to 300mm and a Tamron 35mm macro. 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 the pain caused by my illness 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 small number of agencies with the main two being iStock by Getty and Alamy who I now use for all sales of my photographs for both commercial and private use. 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.