About

Hello and welcome to Adrian Evans Photography.

On this page I will explain some things I think you might want to know about me.

Firstly, my name is Adrian Evans.  I was born and raised in Tasmania, Australia.  However, I’ve been living and working the last 16 years or so in Hong Kong, though since the beginning of 2017 I have been based in BRISBANE, Queensland Australia.

I’ve been a professional (level) photographer for almost 10 years now.

I mainly shoot with the Fuji X system.  Here’s why:

The fuji X system. Very much a camera for the lover of the glory days of film (though they're digital cameras).

The fuji X system. Very much a camera for the lover of the glory days of film (though they’re digital cameras).

Smaller form factor: 

Fuji cameras do not have a mirror in them like large “old fashioned” cameras, this allows them to be much smaller than a typical DSLR.  This means I can blend in much better and draw less attention to myself.  This is great for events and weddings.

Excellent Lenses

I once said Fuji just don’t know how to make a bad lens. Their lenses are made from metal not plastic and are lighter and sharper than most large and bulky DSLR lenses.

Colour

Fuji are famous in the “olden days” for their film which had excellent colour and contrast.  The Fuji system emulated these film looks, meaning the colour and contrast is world renowned.

Image Quality

The image quality coming from the Fuji system is, in my opinion, some of the best in the world.  I’ve shot with Canon, Nikon and Sony and nothing comes close to the Fuji look to my eye.

 

That said, I still retain the amazing Canon 1DsIII for studio portraits.  In my opinion this is the BEST studio camera Canon have ever produced.  Fuji comes close here, but not quite.  The portrait of myself at the top of this page is shot with the Canon 1DsIII.

 

I also do video.  I have a degree in Film and Television from Curtin University (Western Australia).  You can see my video work here: www.aidavmedia.com

 

About my style

While I don’t actually shoot that much for money these days, I will talk a little about my style.

 

For events and weddings I adopt a photo journalistic style.  I intend to blend in, appearing like I am another guest.  I am stealthy like a ninja.  I attempt not to interfere with your event or get in the way.

You won't even notice I'm there.

You won’t even notice I’m there.

 

For portraits I adapt to suit the style of the individual or family. I try to capture traditional portraits as well as fun and interesting ones.  My number one aim is to capture the essence of the person, who they really are.  Also, I want to make them look good.

It's about caturing the soul of the person you're shooting.

It’s about capturing the soul of the person you’re shooting.

 

I also shoot for print and graphic design.  For example this photo was for a menu:

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I don’t know about you, but I’m hungry right now.

 

I tend to go for realism as much as possible.  Using black and white when it compliments the image rather than as a constant style.

Sometimes a shot just looks great in black and white

Sometimes a shot just looks great in black and white

Photoshop… I see it as an artists tool

I am not a purist that says photoshop is cheating.  If an image requires it, I use it like a artist uses a paintbrush to bring more out of the image (not destroy the realism or add mindless filters).  My aim is to produce a work that is beautiful and realistic.

Below is an extreme example of what I can do with photoshop.  My aim was not to make the image something it was not, but to improve and increase it’s realism.

I edited this for a customer who loved the shot but not how it looked.

I edited this for a customer who loved the shot but not how it looked.

 

Thanks for reading,

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