Photography for Work & Pleasure
I have always liked taking snaps but my real interest in photography was inspired during my time in the dark room. During the foundation diploma course at Craven College I found I enjoyed the process as much as capturing the shots. There is great skill in exposing good black and white photography, then the satisfaction of watching the image emerge in the developing solution. Something I’d love to have another go at now my front end camera skills have evolved! These days I mostly shoot with a digital compact system camera. It would be nice to have a posh full frame machine but I’m not sure I’d dare use it… In the digital age where most of my images are viewed online, a CSC is practical, reasonable quality and doesn’t mind been thrown in any rucksack. The overall photograph process is still enjoyed as much as anything. I usually shoot RAW (digital negative if you like), that way I still get to enjoy the “dark room” image development when I get the shots back on my desktop. I think this also adds extra personality to photography style as everyone has a different vision for what they capture.