Thomas Latcham

En­joys ex­plor­ing a range of sub­jects with his Nikon, from por­traits to wildlife

NPhoto - - Me & My Nikon -

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 [1], 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 [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 [3], 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 [4], as it’s su­per-sharp, su­per-fast and su­per-sturdy – ideal for those peo­ple shots!

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