Alistair Ford A Visually Impaired Photographer
Hello I'm Alistair Ford
I have been taking photographs since 1998 but In 2006 I was diagnosed with Cone Dystrophy which is a genetic eye disorder that affects the cones in the back of both eyes causing my eyes to be extremely sensitive to light and loss of central vision. I am now registered severely sight impaired (blind)
There are a lot of things I have had to give up doing because of my sight loss such as driving, going into buildings with bright lights and even going out on my own. But one thing I still enjoy doing is my photography. Although I had to sell my Digital SLR camera gear because I couldn’t see through the viewfinder anymore, I have found new ways to take photographs and videos and edit them using smartphones and tablets instead of cameras and computers. I have had smartphones by Apple, Samsung and Sony but my current favourite is to use my Huawei P9 wth it's dual Leica cameras and full manual controls.
After taking photos I connect to WiFi and everything I shot during the day starts automatically backing up the Google Photos for safe storage. My favourite app for editing has to be Snapseed.
I love to take travel photos and landscapes. A lot of my photos are taken when me and my wife go abroad to Greece and Spain where we like to hire a car and go out exploring. 2 of our most visited travel destinations have been the Greek Ionian island of Zakynthos and the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca.
I am looking forward to taking more travel photos with and sharing them online for the world to see.