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Another excellent shot. I think you need to tell us a bit more about yourself Ian. Most of us at one time or another have introduced ourselves more fully. As a matter of fact, I believe Monty has collected those comments, though I'm not exactly sure how to access them. The fact that you're using a model for some of your shooting suggests you have a bit more than the casual amateurs' approach to photography.
Oh dear. Where to start?
I live in a little village in the hills east of Manchester and run the village shop, Post Office and a children's nursery, among other things. The jobs allow me to be here when my girls go to school and be here when they come home. I do a little photography for cash but not at commercial rates - I'd rather shoot a lot because I love it and I don't want it to become another job. I also teach a little photography locally but never for money. I'd hate it to become something I felt I had to do.
As for models etc, long ago I realised that any of our modern cameras are amazing so rather than buy new kit I sometimes prefer to put the money in front of the lens to get the kind of photo I want. This could be a model, a trip to an interesting place or whatever. Any camera since the D50 can shoot incredibly well. And yes, I'm a hypocrite and have a D700 but I'm in no rush to upgrade.
Started proper photography during a trip to Africa in 1990. For a while my job took me to unusual places so I ended up with unusual pictures but I wasn't a journalist.
Children, Bulgaria by Ian_Boys, on Flickr
10 years old by Ian_Boys, on Flickr
Assault on the White House - Refuelling by Ian_Boys, on Flickr
Crazies by Ian_Boys, on Flickr
School, Somalia 1993 by Ian_Boys, on Flickr
Anyway, then I got married and couldn't travel for a while so I joined the Prison Service and got out of the habit of carrying a camera. But in the 9 years since we've moved to the village I've picked it up again Generally I photograph people but it depends ...
Grand Harbour, Valletta by Ian_Boys, on Flickr
NYD092 - Harridan by Ian_Boys, on Flickr
Mim by Ian_Boys, on Flickr
Golden Child by Ian_Boys, on Flickr
Joanna by Ian_Boys, on Flickr
To be honest I'm a bit bored of shooting pretty girls (really!) and would like to do publicity shots for Help the Aged or someone. Trying to move in that direction but we will see.
Right, I'm quite sure I'm over my allocated time for boring everyone so we'll move on