I have been a keen photographer since my teenage years; I now have grey hair — you can do the arithmetic yourself. Over the decades, I've had a darkroom and processed images in glorious black and white. The magic of seeing an image appear in the developer bath is something one never forgets.
Home darkrooms in the utility room have big challenges: with a young family at the time the washing machine takes absolute priority over everything else in the utility room. Endless dusting, cleaning, and the need to pack everything away after a session meant that I was a very early adopter of digital photographic technology.
I'm a member of two camera clubs, a former leisure learning tutor for photography at Easton and Otley College in East Anglia, and an East Anglian Federation of Photographic Societies approved photographic judge.
I present talks and workshops for clubs and societies and a frequent speaker to Camera Clubs, Photographic Societies, Women’s Institutes, ProBus Clubs, and Horticultural Societies.