My name is Rob Cawston. Since I was a teenager I have been interested in photography. From using film with a Minolta XG-1 and then a Minolta X-700. I learnt about using the manual settings, depth of field and the exposure triangle. I also developed black and white film and enjoyed printing my own pictures using an enlarger. I moved into the digital age with a Canon PowerShot A85 in 2004 with its 4 MP sensor, Digic processor and its ability to adapt the lens for wide angle and telephoto. I mainly shot family photos at this time and holiday snaps. I subsequently upgraded to the Canon EOS 400D in 2008, followed by the Canon EOS 650D in 2012.
Following studying for a second degree and a change in career in 2016, I decided to re-ignite my hobby as a photographer and began shooting landscapes primarily. Following a visit to New York, I upgraded my kit lens to a Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 lens which I enjoyed using in Iceland, and Paris, but the crop sensor of my EOS 650D meant I did not get the full effect of the 24mm wide angle. I 'upgraded' my camera body to a Canon 5d Mark 2 with its full-frame sensor and have bought a Tamron 17-35 mm f/2.8 and a Tamron 70-300 mm f/4 lens to get the Trinity, as well as a Canon 50 mm f/1.8 prime and Tamron 90 mm f/2.8 Macro. This brings me to the present where I now use the same lenses with the Canon EOS R6 but kept the 5d Mk II as a backup camera.
I have learnt much about editing my RAW images in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop as well as developing my composition skills, thanks to YouTube contributors such as Thomas Heaton, Nigel Danson, Henry Turner, Peter McKinnon, and Mark Denney to name but a few. I continue to develop my craft. I am by no means accomplished as a photographer, but I am enjoying the journey.
If you like what you see, some of my images are on a Picfair site where you can get prints or framed photographs. Just click on my online store above.