Updated: Apr 12, 2018
Welcome to Epps Photography's first blog!
I'm William, the Director & lead photographer of Epps Photography.
I have been a professional photographer in various forms for over 8 years. I was first interested in photography when I was 15, when my grandad gave me the very camera below... a 35mm Olympus Trip. I became an overnight camera geek, playing with exposures and angles all day, every day. I would never leave home without my camera, and loved to document anything I passed.
By the age of 16 the photo bug had really bitten me and I decided it was time to invest in a digital set-up. As all my photographic minded friends shot with Canon cameras, there was only one choice for me, Nikon! I may, possibly have gone against my parents words and "impulse invested" close to £2000 on a camera and a few lenses. I initially hid it from them for months, sneaking it out in my school/college bag to use it each day. I found a few months later I could use a camera for work, and to make a living! How exciting!
At 18 years old I decided to leave my apprenticeship in electrical engineering, jumped on a plane, camera in hand and tried my hand at being a full time Photographer for the very first time. Photographing skiers, holiday makers, adrenaline junkies, athletes and ski bums a-like in a very bright yellow jacket. After a few counts of minor frost-bite and in need of a haircut I decided to flip life upside down, and transform myself from a scruffy haired ski bum to a suited and booted Cruise Ship Photographer.
At 20 I joined P&O cruises as a photographer and a year later found myself managing my own team of fantastic photographers. The opportunity to travel the world whilst doing what I love, was an absolute dream. I can't believe they paid us for it to be honest! After four years of capturing various cities, scenes and audiences around the globe, I got a taste for warm weather. My travel bug had far from disappeared and I found myself with a one way ticket to Australia. It was time to turn life upside down again!
During my time in Australia, based between Adelaide, Sydney and my little camper-van home. My photographic style went full circle, and back to my Documentary style roots. Less posing, less lighting, fast lenses and beautiful organic light (wherever I can anyway!)
After 2 years in Australia, soaking up the sun, climbing rugged mountains, driving the arid plains, and swimming (unbeknowingly) next to a Great White Shark, I headed home for a new journey.
In 2018 I returned to my beautiful little home town of Nantwich in Cheshire & established Epps Photography. Shooting everything & anything, from Weddings to commercial shoots and even doggy portraits! I like to use my documentary style and experience to produce natural, unposed, great photos where ever I can!