Ffoton talks with David Wilson - a self-taught landscape photographer based in Pembrokeshire who moved to photography full-time in 2008 after a lifetime love of photography and a desire to leave his day job as a civil servant.
SIMON RIDGWAY IN CONVERSATION WITH EMYR YOUNG
Cardiff, August 2017
SIMON RIDGWAY YN SGWRSIO GYDAG EMYR YOUNG
Caerdydd, Medi 2017
Having dropped plans for a career in Engineering and instead making a start in the rough and tumble of photojournalism, self-taught photographer Simon Ridgway now specialises in the exciting genre of Unit Stills photography in Television and Movies. His work for the BBC and it's successful new Doctor Who series in recent years has been seen all over the world.
Ffoton sat down with Simon for a fascinating conversation reflecting on his career, what it takes to be part of a tight studio production team and his plans for the future.
Wedi rhoi'r gorau i yrfa ym mheirianneg cychwynnodd Simon Ridgeway ar yrfa ym myd heriol ffotograffiaeth newyddiadurol. Y mae bellach yn arbenigo mewn tynnu lluniau ar setiau teledu a ffilm. Mae ei waith i'r BBC ar gyfres lwyddiannus Dr. Who i'w weld ar draws y byd.
Cawsom sgwrs ddiddorol gyda Simon sy'n sôn am ei yrfa a'r rhinweddau angenrheidiol sydd angen i weithio mewn stiwdio a'i obeithion am y dyfodol.
See below for a small selection of Simon's work, reproduced here on Ffoton with kind permission of the photographer.
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Food photographer Huw Jones and his team have earned a reputation of providing top quality studio photography to a range of top clients. Part 2 of 2.
Food photographer Huw Jones and his team have earned a reputation of providing top quality studio photography to a range of top clients. Part 1 of 2.
Marian Delyth has worked as a freelance photographer and designer from her studio in Blaenplwyf since 1982. After college she worked in an advertising studio before returning to teach in Coleg Ceredigion. Her work can be seen in numerous publications and she has won numerous awards for her work.
Based in Cardiff, Nigel Pugh is a Social and Environmental photographer with a passion for documenting and promoting the relationship between people and the ecology of the natural environment in and around their local communities.