Hello. I am James Hargreaves and I have had a passion for photography most of my life, although when I was younger fishing and my MG sports car ran alongside photography. I organised a folk club in Bolton for many years but after getting married to Dorothy, working on our country cottage became a priority. After some years we got a dog and I was in a gundog working team, representing curly coated retrievers. I went to night school, learning dark room skills, and later did some City and Guilds modules. My licentiate for the Royal Photographic Society was in 1997 and I have been a member of Bury Photographic Society for over 20 years .