BUILD­ING UP STEAM

NPhoto - - The Apprentice -

Ev­ery is­sue we pair a reader with a top Nikon-pro for a spe­cial one-on-one mas­ter­class. This is the story of their day to­gether. This is the N-Photo Ap­pren­tice…

Name Phil Jones Cam­era Nikon D300

Phil is one of the most re­spected steam train pho­tog­ra­phers in the UK, and has his work reg­u­larly fea­tured in the top rail­way mag­a­zines. He is not a full-time pro, as he works four days a week as a chef. Come the weekend he heads off from his home near Liver­pool in his quest to strengthen his al­ready im­pres­sive port­fo­lio of im­ages of pre­served steam up and down the coun­try. You can see the stun­ning re­sults he gets at www.apor­traitof­steam.com

Name Gerry Pow­ell Cam­era Nikon D200

An en­gi­neer by pro­fes­sion, Gerry has been fas­ci­nated by steam trains since he was a boy. Now semi-re­tired, he vol­un­teers at the Blue­bell Rail­way not far from his home in Shore­ham-by-Sea. He uses his D200 to take pic­tures of but­ter­flies, birds, his two young grandaugh­ters… and trains. He asked us to take his steam train pho­tog­ra­phy to the next level, so we paired him up with a mas­ter of the art, Phil Jones, for a spe­cial one-day mas­ter class at the Sev­ern Val­ley Rail­way.

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