No matter if power- or narrowboats, Terry Hewlett has it all covered in his Calvendo calendar portfolio (and more!). The Wiltshire-based photographer, who also runs photography workshops, has more than 40 years of professional experience. Working as a wedding photographer, he has had many a (hopefully) happy couple in front of his lense and now intends to concentrate more on his “old love” landscape photography in future. Learn more about the Royal Photographic Society associate in our interview and don’t miss his really good advice on the process of creating calendars!
Terry, can you talk a bit about your background as a photographer and how and when you took up photography?
My passion for photography extends way back to my teenage years when I left my then current employment and started a 2-year full time photography course. During my two years I won a Royal Society of Arts Bursary competition. I then ran a commercial photographic studio in Northern Ireland.
David Ireland’s photographic ventures started when his nephew appointed him as ‘official wedding photographer’. Since then, his camera has never been too far away and his Calvendo calendar portfolio reflects his passion for photogenic locations and motives, with castles, cathedrals and steam trains.
David, can you talk a bit about your background as a photographer and how and when you took up photography?
About 10 years ago I was asked by my nephew to photograph his wedding but at the time only had a cheap compact digital camera. I bought a second-hand Canon 300D (which I still own) for the job. Not many days go by now when I haven’t pressed the shutter button for one reason or another. I only use my cameras fully manual now and take 90% plus photos in RAW format.