Monthly Archives: July 2009

A PHOTOGRAPHERS TALE POST 3 THE ARK ROYAL

A few pints of HSBC in the mess and a chat to other photographers from ‘ Fleet st ” revealed that we were on a slippery slope. The introduction of autofocus, autoexposure cameras had increased the number of photographers chasing celebrities. The tabloids were selling more papers with such ‘ news ‘ pictures. ‘Real ‘ serious photographers with vast experience and talent were becoming redundant and the numbers of such people were finding that it was either chasing so called celebs or take up running a pub or do weddings and commercial work. Continue reading

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PHOTOGRAPHY ANECDOTES THE PICTURE COLLECTION POST 2

Made a rough guess at exposure and put the paper into the developer. It rather rapidly turned almost black ….
Strange emotions, excitement, disappointment and confusion all rolled into one, what had gone wrong ?
That’s for the next episode. Continue reading

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A PHOTOGRAPHERS TALE POST 1 www.the-picture-collection.com

I then bought my very first copy of the Amateur Photographer magazine in 1963. Determined not to repeat the disaster. In fact I still have that magazine. I was bitten by the photography bug and had no inkling as to the future and my life as a photographer. Just three years later I was chief photographer on a local newspaper. … Continue reading

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