I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination
Hi my name is Royston Packer (DPAGB.AWPF LSINWP), I live in Doncaster,South Yorkshire. I have had a life long passion for nature and photography. My business career took me away from my passion for almost a quarter of a century, time only allowing me to dabble!
In 2000 I had the opportunity to set up my own media company producing film for the private and public sectors. This enabled me to rekindle my interests in imagery. I had the good fortune to work alongside of a very talented BBC wildlife cameraman, Graham Horder. I am a multi International Award winning photographer.
Now retired I have devoted my time to all things photography. I travel extensively in pursuit of my photography. I am a passionate traveler to India. Tigers are high on my list of subjects.
In November 2016 I was awarded a Double Associate of The Welsh Photographic Federation, both digital and Print Images.
On November 27th I gained DPAGB Distinction by The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain. A very prestigious award. Proud to have been awarded both of these Distinctions.
My main interest is wildlife photography. However all aspects of photography interest me.
An accomplished Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Lightroom user. Instruction always available.
I am available for tutition on Camera Craft in Groups or 1 to 1.
Listed on the Yorkshire Photographic Union as an approved Judge and Lecturer.
I have had many acceptances and awards in International Photographic Salons.
My preferred shooting equipment is Canon
Canon 1DX Canon ~ Canon 1DX Mk II
Canon 300mm f2.8 L USM II - Canon 200-400mm with 1.4 extender-Canon 100mm f2.8 L Macro - Canon 24-70mm f2.8 L II - Canon 17mm Tilt & Shift - Canon x1.4 & x2 extenders. Samyang 14mm
Following on from the above gear I have now entered the mirrorless camera arena. My preferred kit is
2 x Fujifilm XT3 bodies with battery Grips.
Fujinon FX 100~400mm Lens
Fujinon FX 16~55mm f2.8 lens
Fujinon FX 50~140mm f2.8 lens.
Fujinon XF 200mm f/2 OIS WR Lens with XF 1.4x TC F2
Gitzo carbon fibre tripod with Wimberley Head - Lee Filters - Epson 3800 printer, Photoshop 2019 and Lightroom Classic CC- iMac 27" with Mojave OS .13" MAC BOOK PROEIZO 24" COLOUREDGE MONITOR
I offer Workshops in Camera Craft, Photoshop and Lightroom. Contact me for details. I am available for club Presentations and workshops.
Field trips and safaries can be arranged. I have excellent contacts in India and Africa
Interested in meeting up with like minded photographers with the view to share knowledge and possible tours and field trips.