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I    am    an    amateur    photographer    living    on    the    south London/Surrey   border,   I   have   been   taking   pictures   for many   years   simply   because   I   like   taking   pictures,   I   am   a keen   member   of   a   local   photographic   club   and   have   had work   accepted   for   various   international   exhibitions   and the    London    Salon    and    have    also    gained    ARPS    and AFIAP distinctions along the way. I   started   taking   pictures   whilst   at   school   and   it   was   there that   I   found   a   photography   book   in   the   school   library which   opened   with   the   following   (anonymous   as   I   recall) quotation… Of what use is lens and light to those who lack in mind and sight As   a   keen   young   amateur   photographer   full   of   grand   ambitions   those   words   struck   deep   and   have   stayed with   me   over   the   years,   indeed   they   are   probably   more   relevant   in   the   digital   age   than   ever   before   and   we should   all   take   heed   as   no   matter   how   much   fancy   equipment   one   uses   it   is   still   the   photographer   that creates   a   good   picture   not   the   camera   or   the   lens   or   all   the   gadgetry   -   those   things   are   just   the   tools   that allow us to realise our visions. With   those   words   ringing   in   my   mind   I   still   go   out   occasionally   with   an   old   mechanical   camera   loaded   with Tri-X   film   -   it   is   therapeutic   in   these   fast   moving   times   to   step   back   and   take   pictures   using   equipment   that makes   one   think   far   more   before   committing   to   that   press   of   the   shutter   button   in   deference   to   the   clattering racket   of   the   latest   10fps   multi-megapixel   digital   wonder   camera   -   don’t   get   me   wrong   I   am   no   Luddite   I   love my   digital   cameras   but   a   trip   out   with   a   film   camera   brings   one’s   photography   down   to   earth   with   a resounding bump… Try it for yourselves and see.
I    am    an    amateur    photographer    living    on    the    south London/Surrey   border,   I   have   been   taking   pictures   for many   years   simply   because   I   like   taking   pictures,   I   am a   keen   member   of   a   local   photographic   club   and   have had   work   accepted   for   various   international   exhibitions and   the   London   Salon   and   have   also   gained ARPS   and AFIAP distinctions along the way. I   started   taking   pictures   whilst   at   school   and   it   was there   that   I   found   a   photography   book   in   the   school library   which   opened   with   the   following   (anonymous   as I recall) quotation… Of what use is lens and light to those who lack in mind and sight As   a   keen   young   amateur   photographer   full   of   grand ambitions   those   words   struck   deep   and   have   stayed with   me   over   the   years,   indeed   they   are   probably   more relevant   in   the   digital   age   than   ever   before   and   we should   all   take   heed   as   no   matter   how   much   fancy equipment    one    uses    it    is    still    the    photographer    that creates   a   good   picture   not   the   camera   or   the   lens   or   all the   gadgetry   -   those   things   are   just   the   tools   that   allow us to realise our visions. With    those    words    ringing    in    my    mind    I    still    go    out occasionally    with    an    old    mechanical    camera    loaded with   Tri-X   film   -   it   is   therapeutic   in   these   fast   moving times   to   step   back   and   take   pictures   using   equipment that   makes   one   think   far   more   before   committing   to   that press   of   the   shutter   button   in   deference   to   the   clattering racket   of   the   latest   10fps   multi-megapixel   digital   wonder camera   -   don’t   get   me   wrong   I   am   no   Luddite   I   love   my digital   cameras   but   a   trip   out   with   a   film   camera   brings one’s    photography    down    to    earth    with    a    resounding bump… Try it for yourselves and see.
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The   image   below   is   as   far   as   I   recall   the   first   picture   I ever   took,   it   is   an   old   brewery   dray   pulled   up   by   Russel Square in central London.
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