Welcome to my website! My name is Alan and I am an amateur photographer located in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. I've always had an interest in photography but it's really only been in the past 5 years, when I first got my first serious mirrorless camera, that I started to catch the 'photography bug'.
For me photography is all about how I see something, my perspective and how I can imagine using the light and the shadows being cast on the scene. I have a particular interest in landscape and nature photography. Whilst colour images are what I have always worked with, over recent years, I have become much more attracted to monochrome. This has been influenced by the styles used by iconic photographers such as Ansel Adams.
I hope you enjoy viewing my images and if you want to read more about the gear I use then please read on.
At the start of my photography journey I started off with a micro four thirds camera but I have to say that I think m43 was just not mature enough at that stage. The technology has since improved significantly but I couldn't wait and moved towards Nikon DSLR. Over the past couple of years I've used a Nikon D7100 and a Nikon D600.
These were all great cameras and I was able to capture some fantastic images. However, once I moved into full-frame the weight of my camera bag increased significantly. I had already purchased a second hand Fuji X100T and I was amazed at the quality that could be produced straight out of the camera. Gradually I started taking the Fuji X100T out more and more, and the heavy kit bag started to really annoy me.
It was at this point that I decided to make the move to the Fuji X-T2. I had toyed with the idea of moving fully to Fuji but it was only when the X-T2 came out that I felt this system could match the Nikon cameras I had been using.
Right now my gear includes the following:
- Fujifilm X-T2
- Fujifilm X100T
- Fujifilm 18-55mm
- Fujifilm 50-200mm
- Lightroom and Photoshop CC
I'm still getting used to the Fuji set-up particularly when it comes to focus tracking but I have not looked back or regretted the move to Fuji X.