Hi Tim! Tell us about yourself in two sentences - who are you?
I've been shooting professionally since 2009, and I'm based in Essex, but travel around England and Wales looking for the perfect photographic opportunity. I'm happiest when behind a camera.
QWhat's the weirdest situation you've found yourself in while taking a photograph?
AI'm struggling with this one; I was alone on Welcome Beach in Devon as the tide was coming in. I had to cross a stream flowing from the cliffs across the beach, I was in a hurry to avoid getting cut off by the tide. With my camera bag on my back and a tripod with camera and filters on my shoulder, I slipped and cracked my head on a rock, although I was more worried about my camera and equipment. Luckily for me I stayed conscious and regained my footing. Camera case smashed, ND filter washed away, pride hurt, head sore but at least I was able to get back to my car before the tide got to me. Weird? Not sure. Scary, yes. Lucky, yes. Pleased to say that despite camera damage, my trusty Canon 5D Mk2 continued to work. Thank goodness for insurance though!!
QWhat do you shoot on? What's your favourite set up?
ACanon 5D mk2, Canon 6D & Canon 5D converted for infra red. My favoured set up...Using 6D as main camera 24-105mm (it's my workhorse) but I love the 70-300mm. I use Lee Filters, especially ND Graduated & x10 ND, Manfrotto tripod. I take most shots using a tripod and a cable release with mirror lock-up. Default ISO100, f/11.
QWhat's your number one tip for an aspiring photographer?
AIt's more than one tip but rolled in to one...The eye is what counts, the equipment only serves to translate what lies before you, and take what pictures you want, not what you feel others expect.