In Ben’s final video he looks at the whole of the X Series system for nature photography. With a particular emphasis on what lenses he takes along with the X-T2 when covering assignments. He highlights the workhorse lenses – XF16-55mmF2.8 and XF50-140mmF2.8 for their image quality and versatility. With a focal range of 16-400mm, Ben explains how different lenses encourage different shots, like the XF16mmF1.4 and XF56mmF1.2 which create unique photos through their wide apertures.
Ben describes his main subject focus as environmental photojournalism, capturing nature’s beauty and how humans are affecting it. He first became interested in photography when he was eleven, building on a lifelong love and interest for nature, which combined into his passion. Constantly developing, he has had success in international competitions as well as having stories published in international magazines. Having graduated from the University of Sheffield with a Zoology degree, Ben is now starting a career where he combines his science and photographic interests to inspire conservation efforts. In his own words, this is what he tries to convey "I love capturing moments that tell a story and taking landscape pictures that depict the essence of a location. I attempt to get the viewer to feel the way I felt when I took the image – it’s about experiencing the wonders of the natural world and how we relate to it.”