Hi, my name's Jan. I've been into photography with varying degrees of enthusiasm since my dad bought me a Halina Paulette (I think that's what it was called) when I was about 13. Can't remember what I used before that. He also trained me in the use of F numbers, exposure etc. Started with b/w prints Read more...

Hi, my name's Jan. I've been into photography with varying degrees of enthusiasm since my dad bought me a Halina Paulette (I think that's what it was called) when I was about 13. Can't remember what I used before that. He also trained me in the use of F numbers, exposure etc. Started with b/w prints, then progressed to colour slides.
Over the years I've had various cameras, and have now given in and gone digital.
I retired (early!) from teaching (for the last 10 years I taught primary kids at Birmingham Children's Hospital, before that in inner city Brum) in August 2011, so now have more time to devote to my photography.
Got 2 grown up offspring, a husband and a dog - the latter features in my pictures quite regularly.