When I turned 70, Rupert Murdoch sent me a letter saying: "Seventy sounds awfully young to me, Arthur."
Sun Newspaper Royal photographer Arthur Edwards MBE known to the Queen as Mr Edwards and Prince Charles as Arthur.
brilliant, crisp and unbelievably sharp
I'm still excited about Nikon, Nikon products the fact that they still keep bringing out all the right lenses for the job. Brilliant, crisp and unbelievably sharp. I've justtested the new AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens, although f/4.5-5.6, I just push the ISO up on my D4 and it's fantastic, especially with the Vibration Reduction on. I use the lens in Sydney it was just perfect lens to take on royal tours, and it was. It gave me some cracking portraits of Harry.
AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED is my favorite the most incredible lens ever made so sharp. If I had to take just one lens on assignment this would bethe lens. I actually have two because brilliant, crisp and unbelievably sharp.
"If you love what you do, don't stop doing it,"
One of the greatest things about Nikon is that you get fabulous quality with so little noise at high ISOs, not needing to rely on flash as often, it's a real advantage, especially indoors. A major breakthrough in digital.
William said, "I'm never going to let you retire; I'll put you in a wheelchair and push you to the front and we'll only look at you!"
Solomon Islands in September 2012,
Constantly amazed at the pictures if you don't move with new technology it leaves you behind, so switching to the D4, and it's tremendous. Best camera ever made. I have a D800, mainly for personal use, used with a fast prime lens. I don't tend to use it professionally because I need to work fast and I don't want to be switching cameras mid-job, so carry two D4 bodies and keep the D800 in the car great fo portraits gives such great results. D800 camera is the ideal choice for the "Trooping the Colour" and Buckingham Palace balcony shots, as you can pull anything out of 36 megapixels. My gear travels in the safe which is built into the back of my car, so my cameras are safe and protected all the time, I take all my cameras everywhere, you never know what's going to happen.
Nelson Mandela shook my hand and said: "Welcome to my country."
A lad that left school at 15 grow-up in the East End of London, he has had an incredible life, achieved nearly all his ambitions, not many people can say that. Front-row seat for many great events photographed amazing places Kremlin, White House, Pope's office. Photographed royal weddings, christenings and funerals. Every day I get to meet and photograph some amazing people, I love taking pictures, When I photograph someone with the royals, I always send them a copy, I know how important these meetings are for people. Yes, there's aggravation with every job I get soaking wet, I miss flights but the advantages are that I work with great reporters and editors, their is a real comradeship with my colleagues, and I get to do amazing things at 73 still pretty active in photography. I go to the gym three times a week, and have a wife who is totally supportive. As long as i am healthy and the company supports me, just carry on snapping.
meeting the Pope, and my picture with him still hangs in a place of pride in my home.
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