As the photography part of The Garden Route Creative, Nicky Evans is a Fujifilm native, having started her career on the X-T1. For our Take Ten feature she shares her top 10 Fujifilm images, while we chatted all things photography.
Tell us more about your photography and what you would like to achieve through it?
My photography style is documentary. I rarely stage my subjects and believe that it creates a more relaxed and authentic environment for myself and my clients. I’m hoping that the type of style I use can create more opportunities to get involved in more spontaneous, “one take is all you get” moments. I believe that photographing in this style has more sentimental value for my client and is an accurate reflection of my style.
What made you switch to Fujifilm and when did this happen?
I’ve never used any other camera than Fujifilm and I can’t see myself diverting from the brand. Fujifilm is user-friendly, affordable to maintain and delivers top quality every time without fail. The Garden Route Creative makes use of Fujifilm for photography and videography since 2018.
Which Fujifilm camera do you use and what’s your favourite lens?
Our journey started with the X-T1 and progressed to the X-T2 and X-T3 and today we mainly use the Fujifilm X-T4 for photography and videography. I also occasionally use the Fujifilm X-T20 for a second photography angle.
My lens of choice is the trusty Fujinon 35mm F1.4 purely for the fact that it’s the perfect lens for most of the photos I take. I also love using the Fujinon 56mm F1.2 for its sharpness during portraits.
What’s on your photography bucket list?
This may sound strange coming from a documentary style story telling photographer, but the answer must be wildlife photography. Capturing wildlife in any form, shape or size has been a dream of mine. Be it out on the ocean or on the back of a 4×4 during a safari.
The reason why wildlife photography intrigues me so much, is that you can’t stage or pre-empt the next thing that will happen. I think because it takes so much patience to wait for that perfect shot, the gratification you experience when you get what you’ve been waiting for must be unbelievable.
Do you have one wedding photography tip to share?
Never give into the fear or anxiety you might feel before your first wedding, because the moment you let that consume you, is the moment you start to doubt yourself and your capabilities as a photographer.
Where can people find your work?