Jay Hun­jan

Is so hooked on por­trait pho­tog­ra­phy he’s set up his own home stu­dio

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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 [1] (which is fit­ted with an MB-D14 bat­tery grip [3]), along with a 24-70mm f/2.8G lens [2]. 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.

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