Pentax Ricoh has expanded its brand ambassador list with ePHOTOzine member and Pentax User site moderator John Riley.
The role involves Pentax Ricoh providing a camera and accessories to John which he then goes out and shoots images with. Generally, the images are themed and his latest collection is of 'places'.
"The places I chose were intended to show the sort of inspiring locations that can be easily found if only we look around us. Some places were well known, such as Portmeirion, some places were ideas, such as the mill where I recently organised a camera club model shoot. So I have now provided 50 shots covering 10 locations and have submitted a review. As I am involved in various places on the web I have also kept up an intermittent commentary."
John took on the role to discover how the compact Ricoh GR, that offers DSLR quality, would actually deliver and he was immediately impressed with its discrete look, as well as shooting capabilities, that made it perfect for street photography.
Photo by John Riley, taken on the Ricoh GR.
"If you look like a tourist nobody takes any notice and they don't see what quality of image lies beneath. I really like the quality that it delivers and the short conclusion is that it does offer DSLR quality, the first time I have really seen that in a compact camera."
You can follow John's journey with the Ricoh GR in his ePHOTOzine blog
Visit the Pentax Ricoh GR Brand Ambassador website
for more details.