An introduction to Mike Dickinson and My Journey in to Photography

by Mike Dickinson February. 27, 2021 119 views

I'm sure I have had an interest in Photography for most of my life, however, my real interest didn't start out until 2011, when I bought a Nikon D3000 DSLR camera. A few years later I changed my camera to a Canon 60D, joined a local Camera club and pursued my photography with greater enthusiasm.

As a single retired soul, I was free to explore the many wonderful places of interest to photographers, developing a particular love for the County of Yorkshire. With the help of Google Maps and my Satellite Navigator in my Smart Car I was able to explore new locations to add to my portfolio.

As a keen enthusiast, I upgraded my camera to the Canon 80D. As I am particularly attached to the adjustable Live View screen, I haven't been tempted to move up to the higher end DSLRs that don't have this feature.

2018 had me confined to quarters whilst I recovered from a Knee replacement surgery. I had also become a keen Crown Green Bowler, so my Photography took something of a back seat. Though I did capture photos of the various clubs I visited and posted them on Google maps. Sadly, most of them have now disappeared.

2020 was my biggest take up in my photography. I was with a new Camera club where I met a lovely woman during one of the Trophy presentation dinners. She was such a keen enthusiast with, what I recognised as a natural talent with her camera. It was such a pleasure to see this fresh talent and enthusiasm, she was such a lovely companion and Photo Buddy. We spent many wonderful times together through that year, capturing from many different locations.

This is MT, my Former Photo Buddy and talented Photographer whom I miss so much nowadays.

This is MT, my Former Photo Buddy and talented Photographer whom I miss so much nowadays.

We had a wonderful relationship that sadly has now come to an end. I miss her enthusiasm and the smile on her face when she spotted something in the undergrowth, most of us would miss. I still miss her whenever I am out, now alone, but my love for Photography pushes me ever onwards. 2020, along with my Photo Buddy, in spite of the lock down restrictions, proved to be the most productive I have had since taking up a camera. I put that mainly down to my FPB who inspired me so much. I will get around to transferring my photos from that year and my archives. I hope you will find as much enjoyment viewing them as I did taking them.

I am not by any means an expert with my camera but like all of us, now and again I pull one out of the camera that suitably satisfies and I hope brings enjoyment to all who views them. I do use Post op editing with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. However I am consciously attempting to get my settings right in camera so I need less time in editing. Please feel free to offer your gentle critique on any of my images. I'm a firm believer that there is always more to learn in the art of Photography and thank you for visiting my collection.

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Michelle Thompson 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you for mentioning me in your introduction Mike. I look forward to seeing your awesome photography on here smile

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Mike Dickinson Replied to Michelle Thompson 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Trust me Michelle, the honour is all mine to be able to include you in my introduction. It was your enthusiasm and inspiration, often through trying times, that inspired and encouraged me to improve my photography. I owe you suh gratitude for rescuing the photography side of me and more. I so look forward to seeing your photos here and your stories.

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Michelle Thompson Replied to Mike Dickinson 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you Mike. You inspire me so much..you know that 😊

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Mike Dickinson Replied to Michelle Thompson 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Michelle. That means so much to me blush

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Michelle Thompson Replied to Mike Dickinson 3 months, 3 weeks ago

You are most welcome Mike grinning

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Helen Anders 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the introduction, Mike,  and welcome to the site. I, as well, look forward to seeing and enjoying your photos! 😊

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Mike Dickinson Replied to Helen Anders 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Helen. Looking forward to getting to know more photographers and viewing their talent. I'll check out your collection and get back to you! smile

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Berckmans Peter 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Welcome on the blog. We are always learning behind the camera. Looking forward to see your work.

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Mike Dickinson Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Peter. I'm looking forward t getting to know more photographers and their photos. I'll check on yours and get back to you smile

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