I am a Micro Four Thirds Photographer, some call it a dated format, some people who love photography harp on that Full Frame is the way forward and its what professional photographers use, its not, the camera is only as good as the person thats using it, – the photographer (me), I started with a compact digital camera as that was the first type of digital camera available back in 2001, I then progressed onto a bridge and then a DSLR all of the images coming from these cameras were low in mega pixels and certainly their were no full frame sensors around back then neither, yet still my images were in the press, local magazines and on national websites and best of all people were getting to know me as a local photographer, this was whilst living in Penzance, Cornwall.

Newlyn Harbour Cornwall

Newlyn Harbour, Cornwall – Nikon D50

When we moved from Penzance to Plymouth back in 2010, I purchased a Nikon D800 and a few lenses and whilst this camera was full frame and the images were full of detail, one cannot rely on the single camera for commercial work, so after trying a Nikon DF I picked up a used Nikon D610 another full frame camera, that combined in the camera bag with the Nikon 24-70 2.8 and Tamron 70-200mm 2.8 and a couple of flashes weighed up the bag a lot, it made my back bad and also meant i was not enjoying photography no more, which in turn made me sad and upset.

Shaugh prior in Winter

Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor – Canon G11

So after selling all the Nikon gear and accessories etc, I went onto Micro Four Thirds and went for a couple of used bodies, and then slowly i worked my way up to where i am now, Panaasonic Micro Four Thirds, I own a couple of camera bodies and a few Olympus lenses: 12-40mm 2.8 Pro, 40-150mm 2.8 Pro and the 7-14mm 2.8 Pro, flash wise I rely on Godox and own currently two TT350O’s, overall I am very happy, the images are good enough for what I need and importantly my clients also and best of all my back is nowhere as bad as it used to be, photography is fun once again and it just goes to prove that its not all about the equipment, just the person operating the camera and taking the image. (s).

Calstock, Cornwall

Calstock, Cornwall – Olympus OM-D E-M5 MK2

id be interested to learn what you use to take your images and why!. Please comment below and share on social media. #cornishconnect




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