The Friendly Faces of FUJIFILM: Rudy Heymen

Frequently impressing the office with his beautifully shot photos, Rudy is a Service Technician at FUJIFILM and has been with the brand for over 12 years now! 
We take a look at what makes him snap (pun intended).

1. You're known around the office for taking some stunning shots - when did you first discover your passion for photography?

It was about 12 years ago that I purchased my first DSLR and did mainly landscape and macro photography.

2. What photographic style do you prefer shooting?

I still love landscape and bird photography but I am now trying to get into portrait photography, so I have set up a studio at home and love it!

3. What's your camera of choice?

For my portraits I am using the Fujifilm X-T1 with a Fujinon 90mm f/2, for my long exposures the Fujifilm Xpro-1 with a 18-55  f/2.8 lens and for bird photography a Nikon D300s with a Sigma 150-500mm lens.

4. What's your number one tip for budding photographers?

Learn to shoot in “Manual Mode”

Not the most original tip but it's so true, without learning  the basics of shooting manual, you aren’t learning about the meat and bones of photography. Photography is about light and you need to learn about it before you can truly understand how to take better pictures.

Also learn how to frame a shot, if for instance to want to take a shot of a flower don’t show 30 flowers but pick the most beautiful flower and take picture of that one.
It is like going to a pop concert where lights are used, with only one light you can force the audience to see what you want them to see and you can do the same with a camera!!

5. What shot are you most proud of?

My photo  "Lonely Tree” came second in the November 2012 edition of a contest on Pop Photo is the biggest photographic magazine in the world.