Hi Rachel! Tell us about yourself in two sentences - who are you?
I'm a professional photographer and part time actor and model (if you can believe that) in Bristol, UK, so happiest either side of a camera really! My favourite photography is landscape but I pretty much photograph anything and can often be found photographing things around the house for stock library work.
QWhat's the weirdest situation you've found yourself in while taking a photograph?
AHonestly I can't think of anything 'weird' - though once I've written this I will miraculously come up with at least six examples, which totally elude me now!
QWhat do you shoot on? What's your favourite set up?
AI use Nikon camera and lenses. At the moment I'm using the D7200 and my go to lens is my 17-55mm 2.8 which pretty much lives on my camera. I guess second to that would by my 105mm 2.8 macro lens, then the 70-200mm f4 (I much prefer it to the 2.8 which i traded in for the f4). I also couldn't live without a remote control which I use for still life, and landscapes, and I'm a massive fan of bracketing as I'm too lazy these days to use filters plus it's also much quicker than putting filters on in the field.
QWhat's your number one tip for an aspiring photographer?
ADo I have to pick 'one' ???? READ your camera manual! You'll be surprised what you can learn from reading the manual - you learn things that you didn't know your camera could do and you'll want to take more pics as a result of it! My other one (yes, I know you only asked for one) is to take pics of EVERYTHING - don't specialise until you know your camera inside out and know all the rules and when to break them. So often I see people buy a DSLR and just do portrait, thinking they can make some quick money. But their pictures are often not very good, because they don't know the basics and no idea how to 'see' things to get the best picture.