Born in the heart of Oxford, I have spent my whole life in the city and county. Always happier behind a lens than in front of one, I got the camera bug in my teens and my first SLR in 1980 with a Zenit EM (it was the Russian Olympic edition) I thought its was the business. As it was all manual I had to learn a lot about exposure, focus and film speed rather than just point and shoot. I learned to develop my own films and slides and with a Pentax ME Super had a great few years shooting. Then came work. Lots of it and the devotion slipped for quite a while.
Six years ago I picked up a Pentax MZ-50 (still upstairs) and the bug got me again. Now fully digitised with a Nikon D610 I aim at landscapes, wildlife and birds of prey in particular.
Self-taught in Photoshop I can adapt pictures and have been restoring some tired old photographs for friends and family for their own family trees
Current project is seasonal shots across the Cotswolds and I'm never without a camera now, even if its on the phone but prefer to be using the D610
I feature regularly in The Banbury Guardian, and on the BBC website Oxfordshire's Big Picture, one of my entries was featured in 2018's top 15 of BBC website's England's Big Picture
My website now has it's own online shop https://www.cliffkinchphotography.co.uk/shop selling digital downloads and I will return to selling mounted pictures when the current restrictions are lifted and we are out of the grip of this virus