Is always in on the action with his dynamic model and event photography
Discover how Steve developed his passion for event and model photography, and see what kit he prefers.
From Monday to Friday, you’ll find me working at a hospital as an assistant theatre practitioner. Weekends, however, allow me the freedom to explore my passion – photography.
In 2010 I got my first camera, a point-and-shoot, from my father. I took it to gigs to take photos of my friends and the DJs, and caught the photography bug.
I bought a budget D-SLR so that I could learn the basics, and saved up for my Nikon D700 , 28mm f/2.8 prime lens  and a SB600 Speedlight . That setup is perfect for dark clubs and music festivals, which require large apertures and off-camera flash. I’ve also got a Nikon 16mm f/2.8 fisheye , which I think is an essential lens for event photography.
As I learned more, I took things further and bought a studio kit. I had to get a new lens too, to do the models I was shooting justice! Now I take studio portraits with my Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 , which is a fantastic lens. I’m building my portfolio and experience by photographing events and taking studio shots, which I hope will stand me in good stead to realise my dream of working full time as a photographer. One day!
Strike a pose Model P rince Lorde pulling
some shapes in the studio
No hands A circus performer a t the
Zoo P rojec t Festival
Ballet shoes Careful t iming cap tured
Jess Alsop’s movemen t s
Gabby Forre t models a custom corse t from Area 51