Andy's Intro

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    Andy Grady – keen amateur photographer – career neonatal nurse.

    Based in Manchester so not a million miles away from Stockport and Ian’s Studio

    At the moment my favourite type of photography is record / documentary – one of my other hobbies is chainsaw carving so I enjoy attending chainsaw carving shows and photographing the big boys creating their works of art (search Andy G’s Images from Woodfest / English Open … on Facebook if you want to have a nosey).

    Hoping to get some inspiration for other types of photography from the inspiration and lighting sheets.

    Currently use Nikon D610, D300s and a Fuji X30 that goes almost everywhere with me.

    Favourite piece of gear is probably the BlackRapid strap I use.

    Quite local to Ian so met him at his studio several years ago now.

    Which Dr Who? I’m old school so Tom Baker for me… although David Tenant wasn’t too bad either. None of this namby pamby political correctness rubbish we have now though!

    Definitely burgers for me – much to my vegi daughter’s disgust.

    IanButty
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    Thanks for adding your intro here, Andy.

    Interesting that you say you favourite bit of kit is the black rapid. I’ve never fancied those sling type straps, too much unbuckling to put the camera down when going up ladders while working in the studio. Also, I think I’d just end up clouting my camera on everything when it’s at my side.

    Andy
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    I do like the single sling black rapid I use most of the time but I’ve never been able to justify the expense of buying the double one for when I want to carry both DSLRs. Believe it or not I gave a very cheap £10 double strap harness off Amazon a try and it’s been excellent! At first I was very apprehensive about trusting my kit to something so cheap but it has proved very strong and reliable. You are right though – the cameras do tend to get clouted or occasionally clout something else whilst they’re at your side – normally some poor little child who’s head is at just the right height for a swinging D300s + 150-500 zoom to clobber!

    Andy
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