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Megadeth performing live at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff in January 2020. Fujifilm X-H1, XF16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR at 18mm. Manual exposure of 1/640sec at f/2.8 and ISO 3200

Make the Switch PN reader GrahamHarries is now a 100% Fujifilm user after previously being a Nikon owner. Until recently, he was running both systems. Here’s why Grahammade the switch ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE

Photography is my life, my hobby and my passion. I don’t have any other hobbies, it’s just photography and for years it has been a way of life. I shoot anything and everything, but I love live bands. My interest in shooting bands started years ago. I was standing in a queue in Cardiff, waiting to get into a gig and I saw this guy with a

camera walk past us and straight in. He didn’t pay, he didn't queue and he got right to the front of the stage and I thought I wouldn’t mind a bit of that. I am that guy now. I suppose it was through persistence. I look to see who’s touring and put in a request for a photo pass, although that’s not always successful, far from it. I’ve been really lucky,

though. I’ve shot some big names and had work in The Sunday Times and Rolling Stone magazine. I’m not a full-time pro and have a 9-5 job working at the local council to pay the bills, which is a good thing because in the last few years there has been a downturn in the stock photography market. I did think about packing the job in a few

years ago, but my wife talked some sense into me and I’m glad I didn’t now. Selling stock is not as lucrative as it was a few years ago, but I do it to pay for my holiday and for my camera kit. In 2012, I went to Rome for a holiday and took a Nikon D3 and three lenses. I lugged that lot around for a week and it nearly

GRAHAM HARRIES Graham, enthusiast photographer, Llanelli

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