Welcome to my photographs

I have been interested in photography since I was in my teens. My first SLR camera was a Russian built Zenith I bought with money I was given for my 21st birthday in 1966. This was a fully manual camera, basic & heavy but it had a good lens.

Over the years I progressed through Praktica, Pentax, Minolta and as cameras became more sophisticated I used them solely in automatic mode. When the digital era arrived this reawakend my interest in using a camera to its full potential, rather than relying on the camera to make all the decisions. I now use a Nikon 300s digital SLR camera with several lenses.

I enjoy taking all manner of photographs and I try, if possible, to look for a different angle to an image. I am also a volunteer photographer for the Butterwick Hospice, Stockton on Tees, covering all their corporate events.

"The best pictures are uninvited, they're suddenly there in front of you . . . . easy to see but difficult to catch." Jane Bown

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” Ansel Adams

In May 2014 I gained my Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society.

I hope you enjoy looking at my images.

Please note copying any of my photographs by any means is strictly forbidden under the terms of the copyright act of 1988. All photographs © Brian Swales LRPS. All rights reserved.