Photography News Issue 71

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ONE OF THE first photos I ever took was of a baby turtle that had just hatched on our local beach close to where I spent my childhood. I still have that photo. The camera, however, has long since disappeared – it was a compact filmcamera with a permanent auto setting that requiredmanual winding of the ten years ago having decided that the compact camera I had wasn’t doing justice. Today, I shoot with a Canon EOS 6D and generally carry withme a couple of lenses: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L for wildlife and sport shots, 16-35mm f/4 L for landscapes and a 24-105mm f/4 L as my general walk-around lens Make the switch Miguel de Freitas swapped his Canon EOS 6D for t o weeks with the FujifilmX-T3. Find out his thoughts and how he feels on making the switch… MIGUEL DE FREITAS Keen travel, nature and landscape photographer, based in London filmevery time a photo was taken. Years later, after graduating from university and having developed a keen interest in travels, I took to photography oncemore, but this time in a world where digital technology was beginning tomake a presence inmost homes. For me, it was more than just taking a picture; it was about telling a story. My story. About my travels, and the things I had experienced. I wanted to give people a sense of what it was like being there, and over time this grew into a passion of mine; the travelling inspired the photography and the photography inspired the travelling. I purchasedmy first SLR just over

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