Hi my name is Andy Matthews; I have been passionate about photography since I was given my first camera when I was 10 years old. I took my first pictures at the Tower of London, and from that day on I was hooked, and I have been developing my craft ever since. I started in the early days with film cameras and enjoyed developing and printing my own images. Technology in photography like so many things has advanced so quickly that I now shoot exclusively with Canon digital cameras. Although digital cameras have made it easy for anyone to take a picture, it still takes a real photographer to produce a stunning image. Good lighting, composition and skill, and maybe a bit of luck are what are required to capture a great image. Up until recently due to family and work commitments I was only able to fulfil my passion as a hobby. Since leaving my day job as a Supply Chain Manager in July 2014 I now have the time and energy to do what I am really good at and “capture the moment” and produce stunning images. Technology has also moved to a digital darkroom, and although I do use Photoshop and other editing programmes, I still think that photography is about creating a true likeness of the subject, not just a pretty picture, if you feel the same then give me a call.