About the ShipFoto Website....
Welcome to the ShipFoto website. This website is dedicated to my hobby of
photographing all types of shipping.
My interest in shipping was kindled during my childhood years
which were spend living near to the shores of Milford
Haven. In those days
(1970's) Milford Haven was in it's heyday with several VLCC's visiting every
week. I used to watch as these 250,000 ton giants used to slowly make
their way into and out of the haven. I started taking photographs of the ships
in Milford Haven in my teenage years. At first I took black & white
photographs with my trusty Zenith and Praktica manual SLR cameras - developing
the films myself in my darkroom which was underneath the stairs in my parent's
After a lull in photography during my college years I moved
away from the coast to the Thames Valley. Now, working for a living in the IT
industry, I had a few pounds to spend and so decided to take up photography again.
I purchased a Canon EOS autofocus SLR camera with a few lenses.
I started taking trips to Southampton and other ports in the
South East and soon the bug had taken hold of me again. I still took black &
white photographs, but also had a second camera to take slides. At this point I
noticed an advertisement in a shipping magazine for the Thames Ship Society
This was a society that organised trips both within the UK and abroad for people
interested in Ship Photography - perfect!
I am now a member of the TSS and participate in a number of
their trips each year. It really is a wonderful way of visiting ports that you
would not usually have access to. Many of the trips have private boat tours
around the ports in question. With the TSS I have visited places abroad such as
Singapore, Bangkok, Shanghai, and Istanbul as well as many closer European ports.
A few years ago whilst working in America, I bought a digital
camera and started taking photographs with that. The results were excellent.
Now, I solely take digital photographs using Canon 40D & Canon 20D digital
cameras with a selection of high quality Canon lenses.
A small selection of the photographs taken with my digital cameras are shown on this
website. One day I hope to scan in some of my 35mm photographs and show them
here too....but that's for the future!
Through this website I would like to :
I hope you enjoy the website and welcome your feedback and