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Desert Island Photos


This week at Desert Island Photos we are joined by club member Gary Bradley .

How long have you been a member of the club?

I have been a Member since around 2011 I joined to learn how to use my camera better. I had no clue what most of the photographic terms meant. ISO, Aperture, shutter speed etc were all alien to me.

When did you first get into photography?

I first got into photography around 2000 but only to take pictures for a local Bowling Club's website, which I created and ran for around 12 years. During that time it was just a compact sony camera set to fully automatic.

How would you describe your Photography?

I would describe my photography as a passionate hobby that gives me a welcome break from my role as a 'Carer' at home looking after my partner, Ann Marie who has MS. These days most of my time is spent photographing at either Greenock Morton or Greenock Wanderers as I volunteer for both of these local clubs. I also really enjoy taking shots of the night sky, landscapes, street photography and now and then I use fire and water to create something different, i.e. steel wool pics and dropping items of food into water and capturing a water droplet as it hits collides with water.

What was your first camera?

My first 'proper' Camera was a Nikon D5100 with a kit lens.

Whats been your biggest waste of money on camera gear?

Biggest waste of money I have spent on gear was splashing out around £200 on Lee Filters and the holders! Don't get me wrong this is high quality glass filters but I just did not have the time to get out and use them and they quickly were disposed on Ebay.

Be Honest - What kind of photography are you bad at?

I am no good at 'People' photography when having to use flash. I usually try to get out of it when people ask "will you do our wedding" etc I am just not confident in this area at all.

Whats the thing you enjoy most about photography?

The thing I enjoy best about photography is getting out for 'ME TIME' and meeting other photographers

What are you shooting with just now?

These days I shoot with a Nikon D7200 and D500 with lens to suit my needs, 18-200 Nikon, 50mm Nikon, Sigma 70-200 Sigma 10-20 and a Nikon 300 2.8