Hello all, my name is Colin Butterworth. I live in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia with my lovely wife, Kim and our beautiful son, Owen. As you may have noticed I’m into photography, and more recently, card design and crafting. The card design and crafting has taken a back seat for a year now. I might take it up again in the future, but for now I leave that to my talented wife.
I got started in photography as a youngster because my grandfather loved taking photos. He gave me his old SLR and I took some classes to learn how to use it. I stuck at it through school but didn’t go on with it after I left. More than a decade after leaving school, I finally picked up a camera again. In 2005 some old friends came to Tasmania with their digital cameras. After seeing them, I decided to get back into photography, so I got my first digital camera and haven’t looked back since. I think the ability to shoot multiple images, and see the results virtually instantly, has helped me improve over the years.
In late 2007 I finally upgraded to a DSLR in an effort to improve my images. Each time I go out to shoot I try to improve. Most of my images have been taken around the beautiful state of Tasmania, Australia. But I have been lucky enough to visit some spectacular locations with my wife on our honeymoon. During that trip I went off my photography nut and took thousands of photos. Between the two of us we took almost sixteen thousand images. In time I hope to share a lot of those photos with the world on this blog.
I got into card design when I met my wife. Her passion for stamping and crafting was infectious. So one night before valentines day we both sat down and created cards for each other. The fact that I have a background in design through my job in a printery certainly helped me. I have created the odd card here and there since then.
I also play golf when I get the chance, but finding time for that these days is difficult. I use to play every week. Now I am a semi-retired golfer who plays 2-3 times a year. I sometimes miss getting out and having a hit, but my life isn’t suffering from the lack of golf.