Behind the Lens

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Hi,

 

This is me,  John Gilham.   Lover of  Photography and all things food and wine.

However you arrived at this website, thank you for stopping and taking a look.

 

I am a keen self taught amateur Photographer based in Kent, the Garden of England in the UK.

My photographic pleasure is derived from capturing high quality images, mainly landscape but they could be any subject that pleases my eye and hopefully your eye too.

 

Whilst my images are for sale in many formats it is purely for fun as it is just a hobby. I would hate to photograph subjects that don't interest me or are pressure such as weddings just for cash.

I have been taking photographs since my teenage years and have always been an enthusiastic photographer but have become  more inspired by the beauty that surrounds us in the past ten years or so as I have found more leisure time. I love to get out with my camera to capture a moment in time and freeze it for ever.

My first camera was a Agfa ISO-Rapid 1  given to me when I was 12 years old in 1965 by my Uncle Ernie as a Christmas present. The cost then was £5-5-0 or £5.25 in today's money, that was quite a present for me in those days. That camera enabled me to shoot my first ever reel of 35mm film and it is possibly the reason I  have such a love of Photography.  Thanks to friend who stored it for 40+ years I still have that camera.

Over the years I have gradually progressed with technology.  In the 1980s I formed my relationship with Canon cameras owning one of the first  35 mm automatic SLR's , it was a Canon AE1. The Canon  A1 came next which was my pride and joy for many years. It was also all black, unusual as most cameras were then silver in body colour.

Many of my skills came from being an active member of  a local Camera Club during the 1980's and 90's before digital technology arrived. Or I should say was accepted and welcomed in the club. Any digital camera then was too low in resolution to produce anything near the quality of film. Senior  club members would say digital would never replace 35mm film.

 

Once the digital format achieved near equal levels of quality to film I adopted it fully and many different Canon camera bodies as the technology progressed. I currently have  a Canon Mirrorless EOS R5 with a variety of Canon RF and EF L glass. Its by far the best camera I have ever had and the only one I have dropped!

Recently semi retired I now have a little more time to pick up the camera and have also extended my skill set into the world of 4k aerial video production using a Dji mini2 drone.

Still photography will though always be my first love.

Thank you for visiting and looking at what I have to share with the world, it would be lovely to see you back here again soon.

Should you have any questions or just want to drop me a note to say hello, you can use the 'Say Hi' page or contact me via email or my social media pages, links to which are in the top menu..

Kind Regards and bye for now.

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