The Driving The Lens spotlight now falls on Jonathan (Jono) Truluck-Thyer, 32, who lives in Oxford Street, Brighton, and operates at South Downs Nurseries in Hassocks. He was born in Eastbourne, brought up in Haywards Heath and moved to Brighton in 2013 when he met his now partner, Paul. They have a “small pooch with a large personality”… Poppy is a Jackie-chi, a Jack Russell chihuahua cross.

When and why did you get into photography?

I have had an fascination in it for decades, but in no way truly accomplished nearly anything about it. I was constantly generating excuses to not take it up. It wasn’t until 2019 when I was exhibiting a close friend some of my cell phone photos, as I have often been joyful snappy on my mobile phone, and declaring images was anything that I was fascinated in and preferred to switch into a more productive interest. She explained to me I really should do it and make that the working day to start one thing new. Soon after considerably deliberation and wanting at cameras, I plucked up the braveness and acquired my initially ever DSLR digicam.

‘Into the distance’

What do you love about using pictures?

It allows me get creative, get focused and express myself, but most importantly it helps make me quit, breathe and get in my surroundings. We live in a planet exactly where we never halt, we are often on the go. Photography has created me value the environment we stay in, and becoming able to sluggish down and capture people unique times. Photography has been terrific for my psychological well being and wellbeing.

The Argus: Peaceful poppiesTranquil poppies

Where is your favourite position to take images?

Currently being new to it, I never have a favourite position. I like just choosing up my digicam and both receiving in the car, bus or bike and heading out exploring. I take pleasure in remaining in the great outdoor and receiving near to mother nature or going for walks the streets looking for something to capture my eye.

What gear do you use?

The good point about images is there is a digital camera to match all budgets. I have started off off on the lessen close and acquired a Canon EOS 4000D, it performs very properly and is a excellent introduction to DSLR photography. It gives all you want with more than enough manual command to aid create your skills and nevertheless get superior excellent visuals. I also use distinctive forms of lenses and accessories like fisheye, macro, telephoto lenses and different filters. I have a tripod for very long publicity images.

The Argus: Polka dots or stripes?Polka dots or stripes?

What is your favourite photo?

I have taken numerous I am very pleased of or pleased at how they turned out. But most a short while ago my favourite photo has to be of my canine. In my viewpoint it was possessing the camera at the correct time and I adore it, I named it “evening gaze”.

Why did you be part of the The Argus Digicam Club and what do you like about it?

It’s a great safe and sound area to share my images and to chat and get tips and concepts from other members. We all have to begin someplace and this is a good way to get my shots out there. I like looking at other members’ photos and the tale at the rear of them. There have been many wonderful pictures and it inspires me to preserve likely.

The Argus: A curious squirrelA curious squirrel

What suggestions or assistance do you have for others who want to take up pictures?

Just go for it. There is no appropriate or wrong when it comes to photography. Decide on up a digicam, any digital camera, even the 1 on your phone is fantastic, and don’t be concerned. There may well be a whole lot to master and comprehend, but as soon as you grasp the essentials with each and every photograph you choose you increase.