Hi my name is Dave Hepworth and I am from Liverpool. I have liked photography since I was a wee lad. I always remember going to Crosby beach with my gran and grandad when I was a child. My grandad nearly always had two items with him, one being binoculars and the other being his Praktica BMS film camera. This camera has now been passed down to be by my father. I will get out and use it one day.
I bought my first camera (Canon 450d) around nine years ago and fell in love with it. I love getting out and going to different places with. I get a real buzz from editing and seeing the final results. I am far from professional but I believe I have improved so much over the years.
So, you’re a Fujiholic?
In 2015 I thought it was about time to try a new camera and see what was out there. After using other equipment, I was introduced to Fuji. I was given a change you use the X-T1 for a week to see how it handled. When I picked up the camera, I took it for a trial run in Wales and I have to say I fell in love with it with there and then. Then handling and usability of this camera blew me away. I guess at that point my mind was made up and I decided to make the change over to Fuji. I have only had the X-T1 a few months but it has to be the best camera I have used. I love how it make you think about what you are doing and what you want from your camera.
Which is your favourite lens? Why?
My favourite lens in my kit is currently the 10-24mm wide. The view and detail this lens produces is unbelievable. I like landscape photography and is perfect for what I want.
When you next go travelling, what gear will you take?
My next travel out (weather depending) will be the Iron men at Crosby beach. I have just purchased a 16 stopper to use on the 10-24mm. So I am looking forward to seeing the results this will achieve when paired up with this lens.
When out shooting, what are your settings? Why?
I don’t have a standard setting. I guess it depends on the subject I am shooting and the elements such as lighting, weather and what I want out of my shot. Most of the time I will use manual so I can have a play around until I get what I like.
What kind of tools do you use for post processing?
I mainly use Lightroom for my editing but I am still trying to get to grips with it.
What is your favourite Film Simulation? Why?
I have not yet used the film simulation as I am new to the x system.
That is a good question. Now that I have the X system, this has given me a massive boost in passion for photography. I plan to get out and travel a lot more and also attend meetups and training courses this year.
NAME: Dave Hepworth