In the beginning…..

‘In the beginning’ seems somewhat pretentious I know but I wasn’t feeling very creative!

What on earth will I write about then; I guess we will have to see how things develop. Which brings me to digital photography (the very idea of digital being to get away from all that messy, expensive, slow and downright hazardous developing with chemicals…. I definitely don’t miss those long hours in the darkroom going blind and half-crazy with the fumes!). Photography has been one of my true loves (perhaps my very first since I got beyond that stage of childhood where everything in the universe is part of you) from a very early age.

I had my first camera around the age of 7, I know this as it was on a family holiday and I was 8 when my mum gave my dad the royal order of the boot…. ergo, it must have been some time before. We were on a holiday camp and I won the camera from a sort of slot machine. It was made of plastic, a fore-runner of our modern disposable cameras, but it took real photographs and I had them developed. Sadly they no longer exist to my knowledge and I have no recollection of what they were of.

That was the beginning of a life-long love affair and since then I have owned a long list of various cameras. My current one is a Fuji 602Z digital which has proved to be a good buy for most purposes. Like many early digital cameras it is slow to start up and takes a while to write to the memory card. One day I will upgrade my bog standard 64MB CF card to a pro version of higher capacity now that prices have dropped like a brick from a great height and speeds have increased.

Well, if you are interested in viewing any of my images I will be posting them to my .mac account. I have coughed up the £70 or so that Apple now charge and decided to give it a go for a year and see if its worth the money. I will be posting the url soon. Til then, take care and if photography is also your love, happy ‘snapping’. You can also visit my existing site at the link on the right.

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