Where the art is…

With so much stun­ning scenery on his doorstep, it’s no sur­prise that John Fowler chooses to shoot close to home

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I have been in­ter­ested in pho­tog­ra­phy for over 30 years, since I in­her­ited my dad’s Zenit E cam­era. Hav­ing two young chil­dren I couldn’t af­ford an up­grade, but promised my­self one day I would own a Nikon SLR. I be­came in­ter­ested in dig­i­tal pho­tog­ra­phy in 2002, but I was mostly tak­ing photos of my fam­ily, es­pe­cially when, in 2007, my new grand­son came along. By then I had enough money to ful­fil my dream and pur­chase a Nikon D50. I later pro­gressed to a D3100.

My wife and I were on hol­i­day four years ago in North Devon. As we had planned a re­lax­ing trip, I had taken sev­eral mag­a­zines with me (this was in the days be­fore N-Photo, although I have been a reader from the first is­sue.) We wit­nessed sev­eral beau­ti­ful sun­sets, so as I had been read­ing about the tech­niques used in land­scape pho­tog­ra­phy, I thought I would give it a go – and I’ve been hooked ever since.

Two years ago I up­graded to a Nikon D7100, to­gether with a Nikon 16-85mm lens, and I love ev­ery­thing about my latest cam­era and lens.

I have lived in Torquay all my life, so I’m nat­u­rally drawn to the pic­turesque har­bours in the area, and am fas­ci­nated by the re­flec­tions on a still morn­ing

01 brix­ham at dusk Nikon D7100, Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, 8 secs, f/11, ISO100

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