Behind the lens: Sidmouth photographer shares his story
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Landscape photographer Rob Hills captures the beauty of East Devon and its woodlands.
Rob Hills from Sidmouth has been an avid photographer for more than 10 years and has shared with the Herald his passion for woodland photography.
“Having grown up in East Devon and both my parents being keen photographers, they instilled the importance of photography in me. I got my first SLR camera in my early twenties but not having any technical training my efforts were rather poor.
About 10 years ago I got my first digital camera, a little Nikon Coolpix, as I love going out for long walks with my dog along the numerous public footpaths that give great access to this beautiful area that we live in. I received some good feedback about my pictures and it was at this point I decided that I would put all my effort into becoming a landscape photographer and so I purchased my first DSLR camera.
With the internet there is a huge resource of information easily available on photography and I have now spent many hours studying different techniques, and I will continue to do so for as long as I am taking pictures. I cover East Devon and the South West as a whole, my favourite subject being woodlands. One of the benefits of woodland photography is that it doesn’t matter what the weather is doing and even in bad weather you can still get a good shot.”
MORE: Rob is a member of iwitness24 - an image-sharing website run by Archant; the publishers of the Herald. To join the Herald’s community of local photographers go to www.iwitness24.co.uk. If you are interested in becoming a featured photographer then please get in touch.