Is so hooked on portrait photography he’s set up his own home studio
occupation Technical Edi tor Age 40 Location Maidenhead, UK
CU RRENT Cameras Nikon D7000, Nikon D610
WEBSITE www.puure photography.com
I’ve always had a passion for photography, but it was around four years ago that I started to take it more seriously. That was when I purchased my first Nikon D-SLR, a secondhand D40 with 18-55mm kit lens. It was a great basic lightweight D-SLR, which was perfect for my travels around India, and it helped me to master the Nikon controls and menus very quickly.
After a year with the D40 I was hooked on photography, and on Nikon, and I purchased a D7000 and 18-200mm lens, which I chose for its versatility and zoom range. I also bought a Nikon 50mm f/1.8D, and found this to be a great-value fast portrait lens for DX cameras.
I was taking more and more pictures now, and becoming increasingly interested in photographing people. About two years ago I started to learn about studio lighting, and now I absolutely love studio work. I was spending so much time in studios that I recently had my own studio built at home, and I’ve also started my own small photography business.
After borrowing my friend’s Nikon D700 for shoots I decided to upgrade to a full-frame body. I purchased the D610  (which is fitted with an MB-D14 battery grip ), along with a 24-70mm f/2.8G lens . I chose the D610 because the layout of the controls is similar to the D7000’s, and the 24-70mm as it’s a proven professional lens that delivers sharp, high-quality images. I’m always amazed by the images this combination delivers.