David Peltz  

I spent a few years just being a snapper, as most of us are, just taking snap shots of the places and people that cross my path in life. I had various cameras over the years, everything from a Polaroid instamatic, a Canon IXUS APS, my first Samsung VGA Digital camera and eventually moved to my current combination of a Panasonic Lumix (for the snapping when rushing around on a holiday or such like) and a Nikon D60 SLR.

Getting the Nikon is what prompted me to think a little more about what my photographs were for, what they should say to the person looking at them and how they should make the viewer feel.

I did a Part-Time evening class to understand the basics of aperture, shutter speed and ISO and went on to analyze various photographers' work and started to understand about composition, about telling a story and about using light. First and foremost that's what photography is, using light to draw a picture. The word photography comes from the Greek words "Photo" meaning "light" and "Graphy" meaning "draw".

Having mainly used my new found knowledge and interest in photography to capture landscapes and nature, I was lucky enough to find out that an old school friends' sister is a model and she was kind enough to let me take some pictures of her, many of the results of which you can see in my "Modelling" gallery.

As I collate more and more of my photographs I will add them as new galleries and I am sure I will find myself wanting to add to my comments here, but for now, thank you again for your visit.