Martin Neale

Martin Neale

When did you take up photography?
I have always had a camera since I could remember, mainly used for taking family snapshots. I took up photography a little bit more seriously about fifteen years ago, didn’t have a clue what I was doing with my newly purchased Nikon D70, but enjoyed my days out taking some awful shots of wildlife. I soon decided a zoom lens was needed to get closer shots (thinking that would help) I had no idea about composition, rule of thirds, ISO or F numbers.Moving to North Wales in 2009 I met Jayne a keen photographer who had some impressive gear (even though it was Canon) I decided to dust down my camera and set about seeing what I could learn from her, it soon become apparent I had a lot to learnWhat are your favourite subjects?
My main passion is wildlife, although I will try my hand at most things including landscape, macro, night photography in fact whatever comes along, with a varying degree of success.

What type of camera do you mostly use?
Nowadays the main camera I use is Nikon D810 with a selection of Nikon lenses depending on the subject I am photographing. I also use a Nikon 1 V3, a mirror less camera, which is great for carrying about town.

When did you become a Conwy Camera Club member?
I joined Conwy Camera Club in 2010 and from then on, my photography slowly started to improve and my understanding of how, what and when to take photographs has got better through listening to the critique of judges and with the help of other members of the club.

What do you most enjoy about being in Conwy Camera Club?
I thoroughly enjoy listening to the exceptional guest speakers that visit the club on a Tuesday evening as well as seeing the photographs other members put into the club competitions. In addition I find that the Special Interest Group Meetings as well as the days out organised by Mike Blackburn very beneficial where the sharing of knowledge by other club members has enabled me to learn new skills and improve my photography.

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