I'm Colin Sendall and I have been interested in natural history for as long as I
can remember. As a lad I was always out in the woods and fields looking for birds,
animals and creepy crawlies.I had the best teacher any boy could have in my dad when
it came to wildlife, and what I learned then still serves me well today.
At the age of 12, I decided that it would be a great idea to buy a camera and
photograph what I saw as it was easier to show my parents what i'd seen than describe
it. I saved like mad and bought a Zenith EM SLR an in time aquired a couple of secondhand
lenses. Over the next few years I learned many of the skills of being a natural history
Photography took a back seat during my late teens, as other things began to take
more of my time.
Now after many years of inactivity I have resumed my hobby, and over the last 5
years or so have aquired the equipment required for natural history photography in
the digital age.
I am also a member of the Norfolk & Norwich Natrualists Society who have very active
and informative photographic club.
My personal prefference is Canon, and I currently use a EOS 50D. I also have a 350D
which was my original DSLR camera, this still comes in very useful as it saves changing
lenses too often out in the field.
I have several lenses but tend to stick to a EF100-400mm IS L USM +1.4 extender
and a EF100mm IS L USM Macro.
I also use a Manfrotto tripod & monopod. I find that traveling light is best for
me, I really have never seen the need for huge amounts of equipment whilst out in
the field the less you carry the better in my book.
I personally shoot in RAW format as oppossed to the conventional JPG. as this is
far more flexable when editing and fine tuning the final image.
I have recently added a backlit 22 inch monitor to my equipment, this along with
a graphics tablet is far more useful for editing and composing images.
The software I use is all Adobe. I am currently working with Lightroom & Photoshop
Anyway enough about me, and thankyou for looking at my work.