Natural history and scenic photographer Ross Hoddinott is regarded as one of the UK’s most promising young professionals. A previous winner of the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year award, In 2006 he was a runner-up in the “Animal behaviour; all other animals” category in the prestigious Shell Wildlife Photographer of the year competition. He is a regular contributor to “Digital SLR Photography” and “Outdoor Photography” magazines and his images are published in a wide variety of publications and markets worldwide.
I particularly enjoy close-up work and presently my favourite and most regularly used lens is the Sigma 150mm macro. The extra working distance this focal length allows me often proves invaluable when photographing flighty insects. Last year saw the publication of my first book, “Digital Macro Photography” – published by PIP. I have also just finished writing the “Digital Photographer’s Guide to Filters” – published this autumn by “David and Charles”. Both books were largely illustrated with images captured using Sigma EX optics. Although I am a Nikon camera user, I have been using Sigma’s independent lens range since I first began taking pictures seriously aged 13. Being a teenager with very limited funds, my decision to opt for Sigma was originally partly based on budget. However, today I continue to use Sigma lenses due to their high optical quality, robust construction and performance.
To see more of Ross’ work visit www.rosshoddinott.co.uk