I left Portland at the age of 24 and moved to Wiltshire with the Stone trade. In 2010, I suddenly rekindled my passion for photography and bought my first digital SLR, a nikon D50! Inspired by the 'no film required' aspect of the new technology, I thought I could learn for free, after the initial outlay of the camera. I quickly outgrew the D50 and purchased a D300, the difference was marked and I was exploring everything from macro to landscapes. I eventually settled on Landscapes and explored the country (I travelled for work) framing every vista that caught my eye. During this time, I learned how to use the camera properly and spent many hours reading up on techniques and workflows. Around 2013 I discovered Lightroom and photoshop and studied them feverishly until I had mastered every aspect.