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Neil Spiers

A brief history of who I am and why am here.

As you can probably tell from the website name I’m Neil Spiers. I have been interested by photography for quite a few years but only picked up a DSLR camera as of April 2009. Thanks to my lovely wife who spent all her hard earned overtime money on a Sony A200 DSLR as a wedding present. Since then I picked up a Minolta 150-300mm lens and a trusty tripod and straight away went about taking photos here there and everywhere.

After numerous stressed out moments of not getting the shots I was looking for, I picked up a few digital photography books, magazines and read a lot online. With the knowledge of Aperture settings, Shutter speeds, ISO settings, White Balance and that wonderful subject of lighting now in my head (to a degree), I ventured back out and started getting shots that I was feeling very happy with. With family and friends commenting on my photos, plus getting small recognition for a 2 week competition on DSLR User website, I was starting to brim with confidence.

One of my favourite subject matters is wildlife, as a child I was obsessed with nature and believe to this day I still am. Being possibly the only subject that I know a reasonable amount of info, I began taking my camera EVERYWHERE with me just in case that one shot appeared and low and behold it did (see Buzzards in Blackpool). I know I will stick to wildlife photography as my main love but along with landscape photography, portrait photography, night photography and lots more, I hope to build a portfolio of shots that will one day get me recognised. Or you never know one day this could become a full time job for me, time can only tell.

So please continue to visit my site to see how I am getting on and also please leave some comments on any photos you like.

Also if anyone is interested in any of my photos, or would like any form of photographic work done, then please contact me via the contact link at the top of the page.

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