Welcome to Paul Forster Photography
This website is dedicated to my wife Jeanette and daughter Lauren.
With this website I have tried to show pictorial images as much as possible, and to that end not all species will be represented in the various categories. My intention is to make this site on-going with new material being updated.
My interest in natural history started at a very early age with ornithology, this involved me becoming a member of the BTO ringing scheme. As time progressed my interests moved to entomology, in particular Lepidoptera, this involved me running a moth trap for over forty-five years, and becoming a member of the North Yorkshire Lepidoptera Group. Other organisations I am involved with include the North Yorkshire Fungus Study Group and the Hull Geological Society.
My wife also shares the same passion for natural history. Her other interests involve mineralogy, in particular agates. This led us both to become involved in collecting Scottish agates for a period of fifteen years. We now have cut and polished over two thousand specimens from many Scottish localities.
I have been involved with photography for forty years and used this media to record aspects of natural history. It is only with the advent of digital photography that I have now become passionate with creating pictorial images within my chosen subjects. I have been a photographer for forty years , but have become more involved in this subject since the advent of the digital age.
I do not profess to become an expert in any of my interests but an enthusiast in all. I find nature a most fascinating subject that has always given me so much pleasure over the years and still continues to do so.
The majority of Photographs have been taken in the UK all in there natural environment.
I am grateful to John Skeels from Montrose, who has advised and guided me over the years in the techniques of Lapidary and to whom I have enjoyed his company in the field collecting agates.