About me - The Overrated Photographer

About me

Welcome to The Overrated Photographer. I'm a forty something year old Melbourne based amateur photographer covering a broad range of genre's from portraits to street. I travel a bit for business so my photos are not confined to Melbourne.

I got into photography doing some kitesurfing photos, but with the arrival of my first daughter, my focus shifted to family and the vast majority of my photos are either family or street. I still try to get extreme sports when I am not kitesurfing myself.

My current non-personal photography work is confined to charity and not-for-profit engagements where I am engaged in photography for a number charity events to give back to the community and help support fund raising for these organisations. These include the homeless and cancer events.

I do not currently do any paid commercial work as I run a successful non-photography business and this allows me to explore my personal creativity with photography.

My gear

Some of you may know my history. I'm an ex-Fujifilm shooter. I'm new to the Sony game so for now this website will document my move from Fujifilm to Sony when I feel up to writing stuff, still not sure how much that will be. Unlike most switchers, I wasn't unhappy with Fujifilm so there won't be any negativity here. If you're a Fujifilm hater, sorry to disappoint you.

My move wasn't because of the mysterious allure of full frame. Unless you're buying heaps of f/2.8 zooms and 1.4 primes (which I am not), the advantages of full frame are fairly limited.I moved to Sony because it was the most mature of the mirrorless brands outside of Fujifilm.

From a glass perspective, my intention is to stay small with most of my glass. I think the big full frame glass is overrated if you aren't out doing commercial shoots every day, and I think it gets left behind a lot of the time due to the weight. I know plenty of photographers with big full frame DSLR's who take their small APSC cameras due to the size

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