Joshua Don­nelly

Swears by prime lenses for his award-win­ning travel images and por­trai­ture

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I’m pas­sion­ate about travel pho­tog­ra­phy and por­trai­ture. I won the 2014 Cathay Pa­cific Travel Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year award in New Zealand, and was the New Zealand Na­tional Win­ner in the 2013 Sony World Pho­tog­ra­phy Awards. I’ve owned sev­eral Nikons over the years, most re­cently a D800 [1] and D600, and I’m about to up­grade to a D4s. I re­ally love my prime lenses; my favourite is the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens, which is wide enough for travel shots and great for gen­eral pho­tog­ra­phy too. I also have four Nikon lenses: the AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, the AF-S 105mm f/2.8G IF ED VR Macro [2], the AF-S 85mm f/1.8G [3] and the AF 20mm f/2.8D [4]. I’ll of­ten use HDR pro­cess­ing to bring out the de­tails in images, es­pe­cially if a scene in­cludes deep shad­ows that don’t look their best due to poor light – I use Pho­tomatix Pro for this. I’m off to Cam­bo­dia in Fe­bru­ary (the trip is my prize for win­ning Travel Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year) which will of­fer fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­ni­ties for pho­tog­ra­phy. I’d like to de­velop my por­trai­ture.

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