|Message from Graeme
Updated: March 2016
My name is Graeme and I am 52 year old guy from the United Kingdom. I have been a PBase Member since 2009. I have lived all my life in the United Kingdom and all of my photos are from here as I have never travelled abroad.
I have suffered from a painful back condition and agoraphobia for some years now. I have problems getting out of the house; this is very difficult for me as I love photography. When I do go out I cannot leave the house alone, so I have to wait for someone to accompany me. I have a very good photography friend that I take photos with, though it can be limited at times due to not being able to walk very far, due to my back condition. Also I can only go to quiet places or the open countryside as with busy places I get panic attacks. In the warmer weather I like to visit houses and gardens of the National Trust as they are not busy and can be peaceful places unlike busy towns.
The majority of my photos are based around HDR (High Dynamic Range) and for this I use 'Photomatix Pro 5.1 HDR', 'HDR Effects Pro 2'and recently I have started to use Adobe Photoshop. I have a few galleries that I have not used the HDR treatment in and these galleries have 'Non HDR' in their gallery title.
I have had a few digital cameras including a DSLR and a Compact System Camera. But I feel most at home with a bridge camera or a pocketable zoom camera. I have a few Canon's that cover different situations and various zoom lengths, so they fit in with my style of photography. I like the Canon brand because of the quality of the images they produce and the wonderful colours, also the menu systems are easy to understand and use.
Since joining PBase I have received over 40,000 comments! I feel so humble that so many of my friends on here like my work so much. I would like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support, wonderful kind words and generous votes. They are always appreciated.
Thank you and thanks for dropping by