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Who’s in Charge? taken on Fujifilm X-T2 and XF16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR at 16mm. Exposure 1/500sec and f/4 at ISO 800

Make the Switch After taking up photography nine years ago, Pat Barbour has gained distinctions, won competitions and is president of her local photographic society. She’s also progressed froma full-frame DSLR camera outfit to a FujifilmX Series system. Here’s her story ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE

of the learning process. [Pat has an ARPS, AFIAP and DPAGB.] The journey to Fujifilmbegan on a travel photo trip to Cuba in 2015. There were ten clients on the trip and three were using Fujifilm. The trip was great. We got a brief to shoot to during the day and after dinner you would show your three best pictures. I was so impressedwithwhat the three Fujifilmusers were getting and I felt, rightly or wrong, that I was limited bymy equipment. Also, they were

with a lens for each. He said, “Try these for a couple of weeks and see which you prefer”. I ended up buying the Canon with a pile of lenses. Niel carried themhome for me. In fact, when we go on trips, Niel still carries kit for me. It has been incremental learning since then, watching what other people do with their cameras and which pictures they put into competitions, seeing what does well. I have done distinctions too as part

first evening I turned up, everyone had a camera except me. On the tutor’s advice, I bought a Canon bridge camera, did the course and joined the Doncaster Camera Club, introducingme to a great group of people who encouragedme to enter competitions. I was enjoying photography, so I went back to the helpful man at Jessops and told him I was ready to buy a DSLR. He lent me a Canon EOS 5DMark II and a Nikon body,

When I turned 50, my husband Niel said tome, “What would you like for your birthday?” I replied, “How about a camera?”, even though I’d never held one at that point. So we went to the local Jessops and I said to the gentleman there, “Sell me a camera”. He, very reasonably, asked what sort of photography I did and I said I didn't do any. The sales guy hesitated, bless him, and suggested I do a course first. So I booked an eight-week evening course – on the

PAT BARBOUR ARPS Pat is a GP in Ealing, London, and President of RTPS

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