My name is Duncan C Brown and I call my photography business 'Cherryshots'.

I have been taking photos on and off for over four decades. I ran the photography club at my school, bought my first car with funds gained from taking 'team' photos, and was photographic editor of the school mag.

Having had a reasonably successful career I have had times where I should have taken lots of images and didn't... don't make the same mistake! The miner's strike when I worked in Sheffield, my time at The University of Leeds, all those times when I had access to 'stars' when I ran the first cable TV businesses in the UK. More recently as an Interim Manager (delivering strategic change to companies) when I was unable through my position to capture images which again I had easy access to which were interesting and intriguing - bullet holes in commuter trains for example!

My specialism, if you can call it that is reportage, event photography and whatever else takes my fancy - you be the judge! Latterly travel as I've largely retired and run a property business.

I shoot with a Nikon D850 and D610, Canon 5D3 and Fujifilm XH-1. My favourite lens/lenses probably the 105mm DC Nikkor and Voigtlander 58mm Nokton f1.4 beautiful rendering and at the long end 70-300 AF-P or 80-200 f2.8 for quality if slower and heavier, for Canon the 135mm f2 is gorgeous and the 100-400 mk11 and for Fuji the 16mm f1.4 and 90mm f2 (135mm again!), although I only use the 16-55mm now. Yes, too many cameras!

Favourite bags = Billingham (and thinkTANK pouches), boxes Storm, straps and clips etc. = Peak Design. I have been using Apple kit since around 1990! Storage Synology raid 9Tb mirrored array WD red pro drives.

I'm not a fan of mirrorless cameras as with every minor tech upgrade the old model's value goes through the floor and coupled with this, not looking through the lens but rather a video of it, is not real to me. Don't do much video as I know what kit you really need...