APA Photography is based in the seaside town of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Anthony first became interested in photography in 1980 when he bought his first 35mm camera; an Olympus Trip, he then upgraded to his first SLR; a Nikon EM. Moving onto a FE2 and FM2 also an F90. At this time all my work was with negative and transparency film, until 2006 and is now working only digital having started back then with Fuji S2 pro & S3 pro bodies.
Current equipment:- Nikon D600 with Vivitar 17mm MF, Nikon 18-35 G, Nikon 24-85mm, Tamron 90mm 2.8 macro,
Nikon 70-300mm af-p fx, Sigma150-600 C + Nikon sb800 speedlight, Manfrotto 055pro tripod.
1989 - 1991 Anthony studied the BFP - ( Bureau of Freelance Photography ) since completion Anthony has
had several articles and images published.
1993 - 1995 Official photographer for Clacton Amateur Operatic Society
this involved shooting portraits of cast, publicity shoot and dress rehearsals.
1994 - to April 2018 Became a member of Clacton Colour Slide Club, holding positions of:-Competiton Secretary,
Projectionist also served as a commitee member, during these years winning several cups and
trophies in the various competitions held.
Club was re-named to " Clacton Projected Images Club " ( CPIC ) - No longer active
1997 Won " Best of Tendring " Photographic Competition
( image of Thorrington Watermill, which has been used in several brochures on the area )
2005 - to Jan 2013 Official photographer for Clacton Amateur Dramatic Society - " CADS "
this involves shooting portraits of cast members, publicity shots at HQ or location
including the dress rehearsal at the Westcliff Theatre.
2012 Set up website for " Clacton Projected image Club " was official webmaster.
As from April 25th 2018 club no longer active.
March to July - Produced and launched a set of local postcards, eleven in total all within the Clacton area.
There are now 46 designs - Please click here for all designs
May 24th - Launched new Clacton website - Clacton Through The Lens 1981 to Present www.clactonthroughthelens.weebly.com
July - Produced and launched a selection of Clacton Fridge Magnets
Nov - Produced four designs of " Clacton Christmas Cards " and now sold over 200 to local outlet
July - Produced a selection of Clacton keyrings, various designs, on sale in " Send a Card " station Rd, Clacton
Dec - Quality wildlife canvases can now be ordered through " Send a Card "
Oct - Clacton Christmas card order from " Send a card " in Station Rd ( now 10 designs )
2022 - A selection of my images being used in new publication on the history of Clacton Pier by Norman Jacobs and owners of the Pier.
On a personal interest
1981 - to date - Recording the changes in Clacton-on-Sea through images taken day and night which
originally named " The Clacton Project " now " Clacton Through the Lens " with over
1,000 images + in stock and including all three formats - prints, transparencies and now digital files.
all photos and content © APA Photography