EACH week we profile a member of the Northern Echo Camera Club.

This week it's David Ibinson, from Murton, County Durham.

Who or what inspired you to take up photography?

I'VE always had an interest in photography but only took it up seriously about five years ago and from a very basic knowledge have learned by trial and error the best practices. My inspiration to take it up seriously was when I saw photographs by Frank Meadows Suttcliffe from Whitby and was knocked over by his pictures with limited equipment.

Your first camera?

A CANON 1100D DSLR. I have progressed through a few better models and now own a Canon 7D MK ii and a selection of lenses.

What do you most enjoy photographing?

I LOVE all aspects of photography but I think nighttime photography is my favourite as the rewards can be spectacular .

Your favourite picture?

I HAVE so many favourites that it’s hard to choose a special one but Newcastle Quayside is always a favourite place.

Your go-to kit at the moment?

A CANON 7D MK ii and I have a Canon 135 prime lens plus a 70-300 Canon L. Also in the bag is a Sigma 10-20 3.5 and a Sigma 17-50 which are awesome.

Do you spend much time in post-production?

POST-PRODUCTION is limited as if it’s not there in the first two minutes, delete and move on. I keep it to a minimum but as I shoot raw, editing is a must.

Any advice for budding photographers?

MY advice is simple: Stick at it and it will all come naturally.