My interest in photography started well over
25 years ago, at that time I was intrigued as to how high quality images in
books and magazines etc were achieved compared to the ubiquitous low quality
snaps most of us are familiar with.
My first serious camera was an Olympus OM2n,
a beautiful lightweight piece of engineering, which together with a standard
50mm lens, a 28mm wide angle and a 75-150mm zoom allowed me to start
learning how to take pictures. I spent some time learning about composition,
the importance of the quality of light, depth of field, shutter speeds and
aperture effects etc etc and developing an 'eye' for a pleasing image. I
then upgraded to an Olympus OM4 about six or seven years later with its
multi spot metering being then, and still unique. My interest in photography
continued but waned a bit until I traded it in for a Nikon F90X, a lovely
camera which I still use - the Australia images were taken recently with
this piece of equipment.
Originally transparency film was always my
preference and I stayed with Kodak Ektachrome in its various guises down the
years and latterly I used the VS (vivid saturation) version which I
preferred to Fuji Velvia. More recently I have been using digital capture
with a Nikon D200 and a Nikon D7000.
I consider the images on this site to be fine quality, not fine art
photographs which by their nature are very different (and which I am also
intrigued by) but well composed and colourful images of places and themes
which I have enjoyed and hope through this medium you do too.
Black and white images and infra red are also
areas which I will be exploring. Photographing people is something I would
like to develop further, not conventional portraits or reportage style but
something a bit different. Abstract images are also of interest to me and
some of the pictures on this site are bordering on this (see
have any constructive comments about the images you see here I would be
delighted to hear from you.
the images are available as limited edition digital prints, for information on
and prices please go to the
you for viewing this site, I hope you enjoy looking at the images.
way there is another Graham Dean, a well known artist who has the website
it is well worth a visit as his paintings are fascinating.
Graham P Dean, July 2012