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Neil Mcnair Distinction Student

After living in London for 20 years or so my wife and I decided to have a change and move way up north to the Yorkshire Dales.
While out walking I was always snapping away with my iPhone at the views, it quite annoyed Jane and she suggested that I buy a “proper” camera, so about two and a half years ago and at the grand old age of 59 I bought myself an entry-level Nikon D3400.

I loved it and it ignited in me a passion for photography, enjoying going out for the day to remote places and capturing landscapes.

I had a couple of days out with local photographers which helped me get out of Auto mode and improve my photography. I was really keen to improve more and felt I could be much better so I enrolled on the IOP course and it has taken me just over a year to complete.

During the course, I felt I needed to upgrade my gear so bought a Nikon D7500 which will hopefully see me through for a few years.

Living in the Dales means I am surrounded by lovely views, so I enjoy landscape photography as well as photographing heritage sites, abandoned buildings and long exposure photography on the coast or at waterfalls.

My next venture will be learning about street photography with the guys at IOP

My passion to learn and improve my photography is growing.

You can see more of Neil’s work here

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