Hi Steve! Tell us about yourself in two sentences - who are you?
Hello all. I'm a photographer who lives in the South East of England however most of my images are taken in London as I'm there everyday taking pictures on set of television programmes being made. When I'm not doing that I'm taking Editorial Stock Pictures and then some Stock Video with a little Street photography on my days off.
QWhat's the weirdest situation you've found yourself in while taking a photograph?
AWell this isn't so much of an event but a weird thing I have to do to overcome my fear of heights... If I'm looking through the camera at the subject when up a ladder or on the side of a building I'm ok but as soon as I remove the camera from my eye and start to look at my surroundings it gets a bit hairy for me, I much prefer to photograph things on the ground.
QWhat do you shoot on? What's your favourite set up?
AI usually shoot on a Nikon system and Fuji x100 but of late have starting using micro four thirds cameras because the silent shutter is very important on set and have since found I absolutely love using them. The quality these little cameras give is unbelievable, not to mention the weight gains... A whole m43 kit now fits in one small bag that was meant for a DSLR and Lens. I use Panasonic Lumix cameras at the moment but am looking to change to Olympus as their lens range is certainly going forward in leaps. Right now my favourite walk about set up is Lumix LX7 and Leica 25mm f1.4 lens which is great for just about everything.
QWhat's your number one tip for an aspiring photographer?
AMake sure you edit properly... Do a first edit and then edit the number of images down again. Just choose the very best even if that means just choosing one image from a day out, it will make your work shine... Oh and don't get hung up on what gear you have...just take some pictures!