I first started taking photographs at the age of 11 after buying my first camera, an Olympus OM2n. My dad taught me the fundamentals of aperture and shutter speeds, but other than that I'm entirely self taught. Using film on a manual camera really helped me understand the the mechanics of photography.
A few years down the line I added an Olympus OM4ti to my kit and set up my own black and white darkroom. I spent many hours developing images in cramped and stuffy conditions. It was great fun, but the results were often a little hit or miss. The darkroom kit was sold to help fund a film scanner. At this stage I was stuck half way between analogue and digital photography. After a brief excursion into medium format (Bronica ETRSi) I finally moved to digital in 2006. Later that same year I launched Cambridge Images. Since then I've been capturing photographs of Cambridge, in all weathers, day and night, throughout the seasons. Cambridge has so much to offer it really is a beautiful city.
I live and work in Cambridge and I'm married with two grown-up daughters.
When I'm not taking photos of Cambridge I enjoy visiting the wilder parts of the UK, from the Outer Hebrides to
the Isles of Scilly. You can find a selection of my UK landscape photography at marona.co.uk
My current equipment:
Sony A7r3 | Sigma 28-70 (f2.8), Sigma 16-28 (f2.8), Sigma MC-11
Canon 5d mk2, Canon 200d | Canon 70-200mm (f4), Canon 50mm (f1.8), Canon 24mm (f2.4 efs), Zuiko 50mm (f1.8), Zuiko 135mm (f2.8) | Feisol & Slik tripods | Kase hard & soft grads, polarizer & ND filters | Various Lowepro bags
I also sell stock / digital images for personal, commercial or business use. For more details please see my Digital price list.
Some of my clients: Cambridge University, Plextek, Abbey College, Storey’s House, Green King, Kall Kwik, Print-Out, Nvidia, Visit Cambridge, Cambridge Wordfest, Dixon Phillips, Eddisons, Brown Shippley