I have been showing dogs since 1984, and although I have owned very few dogs, I have handled many different breeds across the various groups. Over the years, I have built up a good relationship with fellow exhibitors and club secretaries and committees. I believe this has provided an excellent foundation on which to base my photographic business and show coverage. Currently, I own whippets that have enjoyed some success in the ring. I studied photography at A-level and I also had the opportunity to develop and print black and white photographs at home. In September 2009, I retired from a 21 years career as a professional canine beautician, turning to photography full-time. The need to achieve balance and harmony in a perfectly groomed dog, along with my many years of experience in the show ring, has given me a natural ‘eye’ for a good photograph. Since 2007 I have worked for OUR DOGS newspaper, covering shows locally and across England, Scotland, Wales & the Channel Islands.
My other passion after dogs is cars. I adore beautiful cars and see them as works of art rather than just a form of transport. I love all forms of motorsport, in particular Rallying and Formula 1. I have been fortunate enough to shoot at several World Rally Championship events, Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Isle of Man and at other tracks and events in the UK.
I use Nikon DSLR equipment and Elinchrom studio lighting. I am a member of the SWPP and the SISLP
Adobe Photoshop is my choice for editing. I supply both high quality JPEG images or premium photographic prints which are from a local professional laboratory
I have been interested in photography since the late 1970s when I purchased my first camera, a Zenith 35mm. Through the years I have used many cameras including Minolta, Kodak, Nikon and Canon. My current is a Canon 5D MKII and Canon L series lenses. I have had the opportunity to photograph many subjects over the years but my real passion is Natural History and the living world. I tend to spend many hours waiting or stalking to try and get that perfect shot. Have I achieved the perfect shot? Well that’s in the eye of the beholder. Photography for me is not just taking photo; it is the whole process from setting the shot to delivery. I am a bit of a traditionalist and prefer to edit the photo as little as possible, but I also enjoy producing and editing using Corel Paint Shop Pro.
I have been involved in dogs since I was a small boy, from working Collies on the farm, to my much loved Tibetan Spaniels that I co-own with my lovely wife Tina. I have been showing and judging for over 30 years; I have handled a wide variety of breeds from German Shepherds to Pugs. During this time I have developed a natural feel and an eye for getting that good shot either in the ring or out. I love all breeds of dog and really enjoy meeting them and taking the time to get the best from them in my photographs.
I use Canon DSLR equipment and Elinchrom studio lighting.
Dewerstone Photography equipment and public liability is covered by Aaduki multimedia insurance.