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Never Too Young To Start….

Anything Photography Posted on Tue, July 01, 2008 22:20:26

When I was young – more years ago than I care to remember! – I wasn’t really into photography, mainly because the cost was too prohibitive. I remember going away on school trips and the like with a 110 camera and a 24 frame film. No flash though as I couldn’t afford the flash cubes that you had to buy! I’d take the film down to the local chemist and eagerly wait a week or so to find most of the shots were complete rubbish.

Nowadays, with digital photography so affordable and no processing costs to consider things are very different and there’s no reason not to start when you’re very young.

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My daughter has always taken an interest in my photography, so when we bought her a Fisher Price digital camera ,when she was three, she was overjoyed – and she has shown a certain flair for it as well. I’m looking over my shoulder! It may not be the best camera in the world, but for her it was just perfect with a double viewfinder and it’s virtually indestructible (this has been tested on concrete more than once!).

Now we go out together and take our cameras to wherever and whatever we fancy taking photos of and compare our results. Whilst her camera may not have the megapixels and control of my DSLR, composition and an eye for what makes for an interesting shot is there whatever the camera. It is also giving her the opportunity to document the world through her eyes and to record the things that are important to her, even though she probably doesn’t even realise it yet.

A Helping Hand – Part 2

Wedding Tales Posted on Tue, July 01, 2008 00:31:01

We were right – it was a long hard day/night but I loved every minute of it. It’s now Monday night and I spent most of Sunday recovering (as well as watching the final of EURO 2008).

The party was awesome and the organisers had thought of everything, right down to the tiniest details. But this gave us a massive range of items and events the photographer had to include and more importantly get right – just like a wedding often there is only one opportunity and in these situations you have to make every shot count.

We got to the venue late morning and stayed right through till about 1am, therefore we had just about every situation and lighting to deal with that you would expect at a wedding (except we didn’t have a church or any rain!smiley) from blazing midday sun, indoor and outdoor portraits, candid shots, detail shots, a beautiful evening through to dancing under the disco lights. Throw in a firework display after dark and well, you’ve pretty much got the lot.

I’ve seen some of the first images and the main photographer did a fantastic job – in some ways for me it’s a privilege to be part of an event like that. I guess I’m lucky that I’ve found something where I can put in a 14 hour shift, work hard, learn a bundle and have fun at the same time………..

………..and it just makes me want to do it even more.smiley