Hi Jonathan! Tell us about yourself in two sentences - who are you?
I am based in London, working full time in the IT sector, and have a real passion for taking landscape and architecture shots. My photographs can be found on my website.
QWhat's the weirdest situation you've found yourself in while taking a photograph?
AWhen I started to get into taking pictures I went to a photography workshop run by the HDR photographer Trey Ratcliff, which was pretty surreal to start with since it was his images that first got me interested in photography. He took a group of 15 photographers to the British Museum and when we got there the security wouldn’t let us in at first due to seeing all the tripods. Once we were in there it became a game of setting up quickly, taking the shots, and then being chased away by the security. We even joked about who got chased away the most.
QWhat's your favourite thing to shoot?
ARecently I treated myself to the full frame Sony A7R Mark ii. It’s a wonderful camera and I have two lenses which I use with it - a 24-240 and a 16-35. I use a three legged carbon fibre tripod and a cable release. Before I got the Sony I shot on a D300s.
QWhat's your number one tip for an aspiring photographer?
APatience, patience and more patience. When I go out shooting it involves sitting in one place (usually around sunset) for about and hour and a half so I can capture all of the light that happens during a sunset.