I have been into photography since I was about 10 years old, which is quite a long time ago! For many years I used a Pentax ME automatic which I had as a 21st birthday present from my parents who had visited Japan and bought me one before they were available here. Two years ago I went digital with a Nikon Coolpix 4300 and have never looked back. In 18 months I took 30,000 photos and during that time had my fourteen year old son put together a website for me which we designed together. This is now used as a platform to enable family and friends and anyone else who is interested to view a selection of images. The address is www.janrique.com. I am now enjoying using the Nikon Coolpix 8800, especially with the optical zoom (10X) for bird photography etc. My favourite is macro photography, especially of plants and flowers, but I also love photographing landscapes and birds as well. Basically I am just addicted and have sometimes hard to cope with creative urges (when I either don't have my camera with me [rare], or I am unable to stop and capture something incredible for one reason or another)! I love looking at the other photos on BetterPhoto - many of them are superb and give me plenty to hope to aspire to.
Please visit my website - www.janrique.com if you would like to view more of my images. Thank you.