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Dave_Collier

I enjoy photographing portraits and nudes and this is reflected in my portfolio, I hope you enjoy looking at my images.
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I am an ex-air force type, in my sixties, who has in recent years been contracting in the IT industry in Project Office Support Roles. I am currently unemployed having been made redundant late in 2011.

I now live in Oxfordshire close to where I was last based with the RAF at Brize Norton, and have been an amateur photographer since the early 1970s, although I have been using cameras since I was first given a Kodak Brownie when I was 8 years old. While I was in the RAF I took advantage of the Camera Clubs that most bases have, and this is where I learnt the basics of photography. Most of these clubs have a fully equipped darkroom and some sort of studio facilities which in some ways put me at an advantage over the average hobby photographer who would be constrained by a lack of space or money to buy the more expensive bits of kit that we all want for this fascinating hobby.

I am now a dedicated digital photographer although I still have a 35mm SLR lying in wait in the wings, and a basic but functioning darkroom. Sadly the darkroom doesn't get any use these days as I find it much more convenient to use Photoshop! I have even splashed out on some Elinchrom lights and a background system, but alas my compact and bijou residence is too small for me to use as a temporary studio, but I have tried!

I wont claim to be a widely published photographer, but I do get the odd imaged used in my local news paper and when I was in the RAF I occasionally had photos used to illustrate articles in the Station Magazines at the places where I was based. I have had work exhibited at the Welsh Photographic Federation exhibitions when I lived in that part of the world, and also in Oxford and Bonn when I was involved with the Oxford Photographic Society. In more recent times I have been involved in local photographic projects, including a Millennium Project, and exhibitions.

 

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Member Info

  • Location
    England England
    Joined
    06/02/2006
    Last login
    27/01/2014 @08:50
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  • Photographic Level

    Enthusiast
  • Photographic Interests

    Architecture
    Flash / Lighting
    General
    Landscape / Travel
    Portraits / People
    Digitally manipulated
    Black & White
    Nude / Glamour
    Humour / Fun
    Fine Art Nude
    Fashion
  • Favourites

    Photographer
    Bob Carlos Clarke RIP
    Book
    Anything Photographic
    Record
    Tubular Bells
    Film
    The Fifth Element
    Word
    Tintinabulation
    Drink
    Wadsworth 6X
    Food
    Italian
    Location
    South Wales
    Flower
    Peony
    Colour
    Blue
    Gadget
    Interval Timer