DILLON KIN – Who am I?

My name is Dillon, I’m a Wedding and portrait photographer.

My approach is a blend of documentary and fine art. I got started in photography about 5 years ago when I moved to Cape Town. I fell in love with the city and I wanted to capture everything I saw. I bought an entry level DSLR and photographed absolutely everything!

I did a few free engagement and couple shoots for friends and fell in love with capturing people in love. I knew that I wanted to be a wedding photographer from that moment, so I started up a Facebook page and started to get some interest. It took a while, but eventually I booked my first wedding. It was a small intimate wedding in Kalk bay (which was perfect for my first wedding). I was nervous and prepared as much as I could for the day.

Five years later and I’m still capturing weddings, people in love and families (approaching it the same way I do weddings, with a documentary approach).

Wedding photography is my first love, but since moving to the Fuji X system. I’ve started shooting more street photography and capturing more moments of my daily life and family. I have a one year old, and love capturing little moments as he grows up.

I use the Fujifilm x-pro2 for all of my personal work and carry it everywhere I go. I usually have it paired with the Fujinon 23mm f2, which makes a perfect combo, as it’s fully weather sealed and delivers beautiful image quality.

For my wedding work, I usually carry the 23mm 1.4, 35 1.4 and 56 1.2 lenses in a small Ona Bowery bag. I love how small and compact the Fuji X system is!

During most of the day I have either the 23 or 35 1.4 lenses on my camera, depending on what I feel like shooting. Both lenses are similar but deliver different looks. The 56 1.2 lens is usually reserved for portraits or when I want to isolate subjects during the reception. The f1.2 aperture of the 56mm is perfect for shooting in low light at receptions!

I love to share my passion for photography, so I’ve started offering workshops. I’ll be offering various different workshops in future!

You can stay in touch with me via email at hello@dillonkin.com, follow me on Instagram at Instagram.com/dillonkin and you can also find me on Facebook at Facebook.com/dillonkin

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