18th April 19, Derbyshire in Digital – Robert Falconer

A look at the first 6 years of my digital photography in my home county, from landscapes, nature, steam, trains, aircraft and sport all taken in Derbyshire.

About Robert, from his Website

‘Robert first picked up an SLR camera when he was 12 years old. An interest in photography developed from his father taking him to see steam trains. Before long Robert built up a passion for photography and soon turned his camera towards photographing landscapes.

The Peak District is just 2 miles from where Robert lives and has become a popular area for landscape pictures. Robert has also ventured further a-field to places including the Yorkshire Dales, Scotland, USA and Everest in Nepal. Robert still has a passion for photographing steam trains and as well as photographing them in UK he has also photographed them in USA, Cuba, South Africa and China.

In 1986, while still at school, Robert joined Bolsover Camera Club, which was a great inspiration to his early work, having his first image accepted in the anual North East Midland Photographic Federation Exhibition in 1989. Robert was a member of the camera club for 25 years but since 2013 is now a member of Clay Cross Photographic Society.

After leaving school Robert’s dream was to become a professional Photographer so he went on to study photography for 4 years, gaining a National Diploma in Sheffield and a Higher National Diploma in Blackpool.
There have been many high points over the years from working for Colin Garratt, a renowned railway photographer, for a short period to launching his fist book called “The Peak District – A Winters Tale” and a second book called ‘Preserved Steam in Derbyshire’.

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