Dents first met Robert Falconer many years ago when he started using Dents Photo as his preferred printing house, a relationship that has remained unbroken to this day.
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.
With the Peak District on his doorstep, this naturally became a popular destination for Robert's landscape pictures, Venturing further afield to places including the Yorkshire Dales, Scotland, the USA and Mount Everest in Nepal, as well as pursuing his photography of steam trains throughout the USA, Cuba, South Africa and China. On Roberts distant voyages he will often employ a guide to help him with the language barrier. Also when exploring new locations, studying an OS map, will often provide vital information required when shooting throughout the UK.
In 1986, whilst still at school, Robert joined Bolsover Camera Club, which was a great inspiration to his early work, having his first image accepted in the annual North East Midland Photographic Federation Exhibition in 1989.
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". Robert is also one of the official Peak District photographers with Destination Photography Partnership (www.visitpeakdistrict.com).
And now with a new Book just released "PRESERVED STEAM IN DERBYSHIRE" comes a new lecture...''British Steam'' highlighting some of his works going back to the1980s also featuring steam around the UK from the last 5 years.
Robert has only recently converted to digital being seduced by a full-frame Canon 5D MkII
Until then, he preferred the quality of a medium format Bronica or Hassleblad, or for something with a little less bulk a Canon 35mm. To achieve the quality when shooting in Digital, Robert opts to shoot RAW files. He finds it provides greater detail in his finished image and allow for some cropping.
To see more of Roberts work, you can catch him at one of the many venues that he plans to visit for his lecture series that cover a variety of subjects. For further information visit the websitewww.robfalconerphotography.com Also look out for his new calendar and of course his two books that are currently published.
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