London based photographer Simon Weir shares an equal pleasure in the making of beautiful images and the equipment that makes them possible. The son of two highly keen amateur photographers he held his first exhibition in Oxford at the age of 16 – a set of B&W prints taken in Tuscany on a Zenith E film camera and developed in the school darkroom. Now some 30 years later he has embraced digital technology, is an acknowledged expert on both the Nikon and Fuji digital camera systems, and never tires of helping fellow photographers get the most out of their cameras.
Working professionally as a photographer since 2004 he has combined a career in music production with a lifelong love of photography to create a highly successful multimedia production company specialising in classical music and the related arts. He gives regular lectures and workshops for societies and camera clubs on subjects ranging from Off-Camera Flash to The Siena Palio, and his talk “Beyond Visible Light – a journey through infrared photography” was recently described as “A landmark evening, right up there with the very best speakers we’ve ever had – he enthralled us with his passion and inspired us to do more.”
He has been a passionate user of Adobe Lightroom right from its launch and he takes equal pleasure in the making of beautiful images and the equipment and post-production that makes them possible. Published widely, his images can be found anywhere from the Financial Times to B&W Photography, he writes regularly for the International Nikon Owners Magazine and is an official Fuji “X-Photographer”.