Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you the one and the only ‘Richard Nuttall‘. I’ve been promising him I would do this for a long time so here I am doing it (so dear, stop nagging me, ok) – introducing you to his new photography blogging & portfolio site.
I have only really mentions him here in context to a post, I don’t think I have really done a post dedicated to the special man in my life – well except when I wrote how we met. Richard’s is a freelance photographer, retoucher and digital artist. He also recently launched his new portfolio site and he will also be writing a photography/digital imaging and technology blog (completely different to what I write here then!). He has asked me to tell you all to check out this blog and if you’re interested in photography then this might be helpful for you.
So here is a little interview I conducted with him so you get a better idea of what kind of photographer he is and his background:
What age did you get into photography?
I think it was 19 or 20, when I started doing it in 6th form college.
Why did you get into photography?
I did it as A-level at 6th form and then conjoined into a hobbies. I also like to take pretty pictures.
Film or digital camera when you first started out?
It was a film camera, remember this was back in late 90s and it was still only film camera around.
Did you study photography at university?
Yes, I did a BA in Digital Art with a minor of photography (remember how you use to come down with me to the film lab?). I graduated 3 years later and did a master’s in photography.
How was it studying photography at uni?
For the first bit as a BA it was a lot of fun and you got to learn about various technique and play around in a photography studio. The masters became to much academic and to much taking the fun of taking pretty photos.
How did you launch yourself a photographer after uni?
I sent out loads of speculative letters to various companies, this was before the internet was big and it was easier for an employer to see your portfolio in front of them.
How would you describe yourself as a photographer?
Fly on the wall, don’t like to take control – just snap away.
What is your favorite things to take photos of?
People, you get a lot of motions and expression from people.
What kind of photography do you do?
Event photography – wedding, conferences and business exhibition.
What camera do you use now?
Full frame DSLR 6D Camera.
Raw or Jpgs?
It depend on the situation, for professional photos its raw however only on a few shot it’s jpgs. It also depend on how much you tinker about after in Photoshop.
Adobe Photoshop and Bridge.
What special skills do you need to be a professional photographer?
People person, punctuality, pervasive.
Off course this is only a little glimpse of him, you will find out more through his blog and through his portfolio. So I want each and every one of you to check out his new website.