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About Rob Harris

You only need that "one" shot....

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Spitfire Pilot
Infinite monkeys, infinite typewriters, infinite time. 

There's a theorem that I've always liked, which states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type any given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare.

My photography is kind of like that, too! Rattle off enough shots on any given shoot, and you're eventually going to get at least one decent shot, that one lucky image which makes the whole day worthwhile - quantity outweighs quality with me at the moment! Hence, my chosen name.....some of my pictures are still watermarked with my old "given" name however.

That said, I'm still just a student, trying my best to learn and improve my skills. I started off with a basic bridge camera, and then upgraded to an entry level Nikon D3200 DSLR in 2016. I'm gradually learning how to operate it, how to frame and compose good pictures, and I try to get out to as many photographic opportunities as I can. My usual haunts are Snetterton and Brands Hatch race circuits, Biggin Hill airfield, and IWM Duxford. At the start of 2023, I have now upgraded to a Nikon D7500, which will hopefully prove to be a more modern and capable piece of kit.

I try and learn from photographers that I consider to be some of the best in their field, such as Matt Woods where cars are concerned, and Darren Harbar for aviation subjects. I've done four photo workshops with Mr Harbar already, and will be doing more in 2023. I now feel like I have a Darren-shaped angel sat on my shoulder every time I point my camera towards an aircraft, reminding me to use the skills I've picked up from him.

I think it's beginning to work.

Hopefully you do too.
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Equipment

Nikon D7500 DSLR

Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3

Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3

Sigma 18-50mm F/2.8

Nikon 35mm F/1.8

Location

Suffolk, United Kingdom

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