Hi there,

My name is Tony Cluley, a photographer living in Worcestershire.

My first dabble in photography was when I met my future father in law ( who was keen photographer himself) and wanted a go in his darkroom so that I could see quite quickly the images I had taken. I only took monochrome pictures as I was able to develop the film myself and produce large prints. My favorite subject was motor sport, particularly hill climbs and rallying. I sent some pictures to my local newspaper and was lucky enough to write articles plus pictures for them following the exploits of local drivers in various hill climb events. Thus I got paid to take pictures!

As I progressed I took on a few weddings and soon learnt that I had to get it right first time! Thankfully I never let anybody down, but it was a big learning curve. However with the birth of my daughters, photography took a back seat with only the obligatory children pictures.

My daughters bought me a compact digital camera a couple of years ago and I haven't looked back. I took on the mysteries of digital imaging software and soon realized that something better than a 2 megapixel compact camera they had bought me was required. I was lucky enough to acquire a Canon D30 DSLR from a good friend of mine and my appetite was whetted. My current equipment consists of Canon cameras and the pro 'L' lenses.

I am an active member of Smethwick Photographic Society The advice given to me by members has been immense and totally worth while. I participate in club, National and International competitions.


© Tony Cluley