Hello and welcome to my photo blog.

Artificial Beauty

I am an amateur photographer from Cleethorpes in North East Lincolnshire. I started taking photographs from a young age, following in my dads footsteps (see his blog here), although it has only been in more recent years that I have taken it more seriously.
I am a member of Grimsby Photographic Society & Cleethorpes Camera Club as well as some other small photographic groups.

My photographic interests are varied although I have been doing a lot more Street Photography, Documentary, Sport and Portrait photography in recent times and I do like to play with some of my images in Photoshop and creating composites.

I have gained a number of photographic awards including the DPAGB with PDIs and the LRPS after taking a HNC course in digital imaging.
I have been entering photographic exhibitions for the last few years both the national (BPE) exhibitions and international (FIAP) exhibitions and have gained both BPE3* and EFIAP awards from these organisations.

I give talks at photography clubs on a number of subjects (see here for details) please contact me if you would like to book any of the talks or possible another subject covered

I hope you enjoy viewing my images, as much as I have enjoyed taking and creating them.

Mike