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This month’s featured photographer is Dan Pattison….
Tell us a bit about yourself. How long have you been a photographer? Is it your full time job?
Photography has always been a strong interest i’ve held from when i was younger. I had always been interested in pursuing a career in the Navy so photography had always been a hobby/interest on the side. Just over a year ago i moved down to Cornwall to RNAS Culdrose near the Lizard, thats where i fell in love with Cornwall’s scenery !
Do your photos have a focus?
My work has never had a particular focus, i started out with shooting aviation themed images but gradually started to experiment with landscapes to widen my audience. Aerial photography has been a recent addition to my portfolio with images captured from a drone.
A glorious aerial photo of the picturesque harbour of St Ives, West Cornwall. © Dan Pattison
What equipment do you use?
I use a NIKON DSLR with a 18-105mm lens and a 70-200mm telephoto lens. I also use a DJI Phantom 4 drone.
What is your favourite place in Cornwall?
This is a tricky one , there are so many stunning locations in Cornwall but my favourite place has to be Padstow and the North Cornwall Coastline.
Do you have a favourite photo of Cornwall that you’ve taken?
My favourite image taken of Cornwall has to be a recent drone image taken from 400ft above Kynance Cove. (below)
Sunrise or sunset?
Sunset and waves on Godrevy beach, West Cornwall. © Dan Pattison
Any funny / horror stories from your photo expeditions?
Luckily I’ve not got any horror story to tell, but my weirdest moment was during a drone flight, discovering that Pedn Vounder beach is actually an unofficial nude beach ! I’ll say no more on that matter….
Amazing birds eye view of Porthcurno beach in West Cornwall. © Dan Pattison
Where are you headed next to shoot?
As Cornish people will know, the weather can be very unpredictable so in terms of choosing a location i just take every day as it comes !
Are your photos available to buy?
As it stands my images are not available to buy at this time, but this is something i am working on. So stay tuned for updates!
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