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Darren Ball

Shutterball

Sutton In Ashfield, United Kingdom

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Joined: October 21, 2012

BIO
My name is Darren Ball and I live and work in Nottinghamshire, England, UK. I have been teaching myself photography since 2012. I bought various books, and read lots of online stuff and YouTube obviously. I am making steady progress but its all very time consuming! I started out using Olympus photo gear, and loved the build quality. Unfortunately Olympus stopped making DSLR camera's so I switched to Nikon In February 2014. I bought a Nikon D610 and loved the power of full frame.

I bought a second camera body shortly after, a D5300. I found the D610 a bit bulky for every day shooting. Dx lenses are a little cheaper too. My favorite FX lenses are the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4, Tamron 90mm f/2.8 and the Tamron SP AF150-600mm F/5-6.3. DX lenses, Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G and the Tokina AT-X PRO 11-16mm F2.8 DXII.

I do most of my photography while out walking the dog around Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, but we moved home recently and I am lucky enough to have a spare bedroom that I can use as a studio. Never shot still life before so getting used to controlled lighting and speedlights, yet more books to read!

I have been using Adobe CS6 for post production work. I found this very challenging at first but thanks to Scott Kelby I am now making steady progress.

I am a contributor to ********, Dreamstime and Photo4me just for fun and feedback really, any sales is a bonus. I joined Flickr in 2015 to get feedback and critique on my images too.

So much to learn still but loving it, thanks for reading.
Equipment
Nikon D610 Nikon D5300 50mm FX 28-300mm FX 16-35mm FX 90mm FX 150-600mm FX 35mm DX 18-140mm DX 10.5mm Fisheye DX
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