Digitalab Featured Photographer: Anne Witton
At Digitalab, we appreciate the power of photography, whether it’s personal or professional. We asked Anne Witton for one of her images and posed a couple of questions to find out exactly what it is she loves about photography and what she’d say to any enthusiastic photographer hoping to make a career out of their passion.
Tell us a bit about this image and why you chose it to be featured.
I was lucky enough to be able to visit Cambodia last year and one of the most enjoyable things was riding through the countryside on the back of a tuk tuk – essentially a sofa on wheels! I wanted to capture a picture of a scooter in the orange dust as it was such an iconic sight. As we hurtled along, I saw this chap coming towards us and knew I wanted the picture. I couldn’t hold the camera still as we were bouncing around so I chose a wide aperture and fast shutter speed and hoped for the best. I love the fact that the man is using his hand as a dust mask, and I didn’t even realise until I got back to the UK that he’s got a whole pig on the back of his bike, so he was literally ‘bringing home the bacon’!
Which styles of photography most interest/inspire you?
I enjoy travel photography, and especially trying to capture different landscapes as well as urban scenes and portraits. I love the panoramic landscapes of Jason Denning. I’m also inspired by the work of Ross Hoddinott who has captured some truly amazing landscapes and wildlife photos.
What one piece of advice would you give to an aspiring photographer?
Remember that it’s not all about the equipment. You can get some amazing results from a point-and-shoot or smartphone camera if you think creatively.