I first got involved with photography in the early 1990's, long before digital cameras appeared: I grew to love it dearly, but we had four kids by then, I had a health service career to build, and photography had to take a back seat for a while. The time came when I could spend more time on my hobbies and passions and I got my first DSLR, a now obsolete Nikon D5000. Rather than specialise, I tried my hand at every kind of photography, from wildlife to weddings. Not surprisingly, the cameras and lenses and lights multiplied and grew more elaborate, I worked hard at becoming more proficient, and when I took retirement from my 'day job' in early 2012 I was able to dedicate myself to improving my photography to the best it could be.
I'm still trying to improve, of course, and I always will. My wife Chris and I share a mutual passion for travel, particularly to Africa, which we see as our second home, and where we always try to fit in a photogenic safari holiday as well as spending time with our wonderful friends. The travelling lends itself well to making pictures, and I always pack my camera gear in my hand luggage on our flights - the fate of my clothes in the hold is of much less interest to me!
I hope you find this site fun to browse in: the subjects of my photos vary widely, reflecting my own endless curiosity about the world, but all the images arise from one thing: the unfailing pleasure I get from looking, noticing and trying to capture moments of drama and delight.
If you would like to contact me about anything to do with this site, eg to order prints, please email me at: DDuffy3@sky.com.
Many thanks and come back soon!