e.Oliver

“The pictures are there, and you just take them.” – Robert Capa

01.
2015 Year
Early Years

My Beginnings.

I first picked up a camera when I was 20 years old. Back then I had no idea how to use it properly, I just used to point and shoot with it. I got frustrated at not being able to control the image and my interest dwindled.

2010

Interest Rekindled.

I left Portland at the age of 24 and moved to Wiltshire with the Stone trade. In 2010, I suddenly rekindled my passion for photography and bought my first digital SLR, a nikon D50! Inspired by the 'no film required' aspect of the new technology, I thought I could learn for free, after the initial outlay of the camera. I quickly outgrew the D50 and purchased a D300, the difference was marked and I was exploring everything from macro to landscapes. I eventually settled on Landscapes and explored the country (I travelled for work) framing every vista that caught my eye. During this time, I learned how to use the camera properly and spent many hours reading up on techniques and workflows. Around 2013 I discovered Lightroom and photoshop and studied them feverishly until I had mastered every aspect.

02.
2016 Year
03.
2017 Year
2013

The Move'Home'.

After many years away, I decided to return to my home of the Isle of Portland, the Jewel in the Crown of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Since returning I have had ample opportunity to explore some of the best landscape/seascape in the UK. I also ran a photography studio for 2 years and learned how to contral light in a given space, the opposite of what happend in landscape work! I now spend my time as a professional photographer, capturing mostly landsca[e images and selling them in frames through local outlets. It's never going to make me a fortune, but I've never been happier.]

Experience.

  • Wedding Photographer
  • My partner, Jane and I photograph weddings, in a reportage style. We have done this for around 5 years now.
  • Art Asylum Studios
  • Resident photogrpher at a studio in Weymouth spread over 7 floors with a fully equiped white wall studio.

Education.

  • Noted Moments
  • Royal Photographic Society front cover in the 100th International Print Comp. Images selected for use by the United Nations. Photographing Nick Clegg MP, Vince Cable MP, Jem Marsh (Marcos Cars) portrait for the autobigraphy

Equipment.

  • Digital cameras
  • Nikon D810 36mp. Nikon 70-200 f/2.8. Sigma 17-25 f/2.8. Sigma 24-75 f/2.8. Nikon 105 macro (1:1). Bowens 600w studio set.
  • Video camera
  • Sony AX53 4K Handycam 4K 24p Cinema/60p