Enjoys exploring a range of subjects with his Nikon, from portraits to wildlife
I got into photography when I was at school. After owning various compact cameras and moving on to film SLRs, I eventually started using digital. I got my first Nikon D-SLR, a secondhand D3000 , about a year ago.
My favourite subjects are macro and nature, although my people shots are improving, and I’ve stumbled across my new favourite genre: capturing candids of people on the London Underground, which gives me a real buzz.
My main ‘walkabout’ lens is the Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 ; it’s nice and sharp, and great for snapping people as well as wildlife such as birds and deer in local parks. I also have the Nikon AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR DX II , and the Walimex 500mm f/8 T2 converter lens, which is a fun lens for extreme telephoto shots.
My tripod is only a cheap model, the Velbon Videomate 438, but it comes in handy for portraits in the simple studio set-up I’ve put together at home, as well as for macro shots.
In the future I would like to photograph more weddings when I’m up for the challenge. My dream kit would be the Nikon D4s , as it’s super-sharp, super-fast and super-sturdy – ideal for those people shots!