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- McCracken LRPS,Caroline25/02/13
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- Abrams ARPS,Len04/03/11
- Adams LRPS,Bob02/02/11
- Addison FRPS,Martin12/01/12
- Adlard LRPS,Sue12/04/12
- Agelli LRPS,Maurizio11/06/11
Involved in photography since secondary school, science 'o' levels helped in the chemistry. An early 120 roll film camera and a makeshift darkroom at home were the beginnings of a 45 year (and still going) 'hobby'.
This early stage included processing and printing (using the standard Gnome enlarger) of monochrome with varying levels of success. But persistence paid off and eventually I migrated to colour slide processing. In those days GAF500 was considered rocket fast and when pushed produced amazing results. Albeit with grain the size of golf balls.
A brief dalliance with colour negative wasn't so successful. By now the Gnome had been replaced by a Durst with a colour head but theproduction of consistent results proved elusive. Slides (processed by Kodak/Fuji) became the norm. A chance visit to my local photographic shop introduced me to CIBAchrome and printing from slides started. I never did tell my mother what the chemicals could do to the bathroom (my darkroom) plumbing although I think she had an idea form the smells given off.
During this time I'd migrated to Nikon equipment, including a faithful Nikonos III that travelled the world on diving expeditions.
As a proper job I worked for a large international company and this gave me the opportunity to travel (at their expense) and take pictures of interesting places and events around the globe.
Laterly I've indulged in the digital revolution and am slowly digitising my archive of slides. All of my work is now digital and fully embrace the ease of use and ability to show images to a worldwide audience almost immediately after shooting.
Over this length of time my interest in capturing motor sport (now mostly the historic racing) and travelscape images remains undimmed.
Despite the various revolutions within photography it's still the human brain that see's the image and the equipment is used to record it.
Mid 2012 I retired from running my own business consultancy to concentrate on my Photographic work. I'm aiming to gain an RPS distinction sometime in 2013.
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