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My interest in photography started as a child when I found a couple of pre-war Box Brownies in a wardrobe at home which had been unused for years as there was no film available during the war.
I decided to take photography more seriously in 1961 when I got my first 35mm SLR camera, an Edixamat Flex Mod. B. A great 35mm camera with interchangeable lenses and viewfinder so it could be used with a pentaprism or a waist-level finder.
This was just about the time of the demise of steam traction on British Railways so I managed to document the final days with a large number of photographs, mainly in Scotland, as I was in Aberdeen at the time, but in other parts and the final days with the hundreds of locomotives in Woodham's Yard in Barry , South Wales.
My first SLR was superceded first by a Fuji ST605N which used the same lenses as my Edixa. Some time later I decided to take the plunge and switched to Nikon, buying an F401. I dabbled a bit in early digital, buying another Fuji, the S304, which had a fantastic zoom lens but terrible shutter lag. I soon rejected digital and left it until the cameras had matured and become comparable in performance to film. This was in part due to the fact that my computer business was supporting the mini-lab computers at the local Fuji Image Centre and they would process and print 35mm films free of charge for me.
I decided that digital had come of age when the owner of the Fuji Centre won a prestigious award from Kodak in one of their professional photographer of the year contests with a picture taken on a Fuji S1 Digital. None of the judges had realised that it was a digital print. It subsequently appeared in Kodak's Calendar for the following year.
Shortly afterwards I was able to purchase a Nikon D200 and went fully digital. I did some wedding photography, but having effectively retired from my computer business, I decided to start doing some studio work. I now shoot mainly in studios or other locations in the immediate vicinity. I generally let the models have copies of all the pictures on disk for their own, non-commercial, promotional use.
Thanks to eBay I have managed to pick up a pair of Nikon film cameras for under a tenner, and with some minor work, I have two functioning Nikon 35mm cameras.
Models...If we are arranging a shoot I would appreciate it if you would read my references and for the higher levels feel free to contact any of the models I have shot with to confirm the reference.
Reasonably fit again and when I am financially fit again, I hope to be shooting again. Had some lovely models contacting me so watch this space.
Have now relocated to South Lanarkshire so looking forward to some shooting in Scotland this coming year.
Lord James has 43 references; 43 recommended, 0 not recommended, 0 late cancellation and 0 no-show.