When Gary Davis first started taking photos with his Minolta 35mm film camera back in the day and developing the pictures in the bathroom, it did not make him popular at home he says, but now, at the age of 61, he is still snapping away with his camera and even has an exhibition of his work at the Radlett Centre called A Different Perspective.

Gary, who lives in St Albans, spent much of his life working in the film and video industry, but after retiring six years ago he went back to still photography, which he claims is much harder as you have only a fraction of a second to tell the story, and has gone the extra mile to get that perfect shot.

He says: "Some of the wildlife is local, but there are other shots that have taken me further afield - I went to the Farne Islands to photograph Puffins, wildlife in South Africa and the USA. My next trip will be to Namibia and then to Berkshire to shoot some field mice. I also hope to get to the Arctic to shoot the bears if it works out."

Speaking about how long he it takes to get the right shot, Gary says: "Sometimes it happens quickly or just as you are packing up after a long day the shot you want appears. Dealing with wild animals is unpredictable, but it's all about trying to anticipate what is going to happen and understand the subject you are shooting.

"The longest time I've spent is nine hours and took 250 shots of Kingfishers and only a couple worked."

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But it's not just wildlife that features in Gary's exhibition, he also has architecture. The London-born photographer is not afraid to use to innovative, cutting edge techniques to create unique, dynamic photos.

"For the architectural shots I use HDR," he explains, "some people say HDR is like Marmite; you love it or hate it. It is three images taken two or three stops apart and then combined to produce a high resolution high dynamic range image."

The Radlett Centre, Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, until April 30. Details: 01923 859291