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mgts24

Feedback welcome. Need new inspiration and stimulation. And remember: 'It's not about the camera!'
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About

Well I have been taking pictures seriously since 1972, and have worked professionally and semi-professionally at times, including for short periods as a reporter/photographer for newspapers and magazines, and as a staff photographer for a charity.

I have a small business producing and selling photo cards, and do a lot of landscape/nature photography. I also enjoy doing portraits in context, i.e., no white sheet and studio lights!

I really enjoy darkroom work, and still shoot mostly on a Pentax 67 II. I also scan negs and slides into Photoshop and then print digitally. I was a faithful Olympus OM user for many years (OM 1, OM 2, and then two OM 4Tis).

I have managed to get published photos taken on a free plastic 35 mm camera, as well as with an 8-year-old Olympus mju. As someone said, it's not about the camera. That plastic camera was also a panoramic format and stimulated my photography more than anything else had for years.

I am about to get back into pinhole photography. Probably with a 5x4 camera I have, using printing paper for a neg.

I now have a Pentax K5 and several lenses.

 

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Member Info

  • Name
    michael sharpe
    Location
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Joined
    13/03/2011
    Last login
    26/03/2016 @09:06
  • Photographic Level

    Semi Pro
  • Photographic Interests

    Wildlife / Nature
    Architecture
    Close-up / Macro
    Flash / Lighting
    Flowers & Plants
    Landscape / Travel
    Portraits / People
    Specialist / Abstract
    Traditional darkroom
    Photo Journalism
    Black & White
    Nude / Glamour
    Fine Art Nude
    Street Photography
    Night / Low Light
    Still Life
  • Favourites

    Photographer
    Oh boy! Alfred Stieglitz, Minor White, Edward Weston, Anselm Adams, Paul Strand, Annie Liebowitz
    Book
    Narziss and Goldmund, Herman Hesse
    Record
    Aja, by Steely Dan
    Film
    Blade Runner
    Word
    Buffoon, followed closely by serendipity
    Drink
    G&T
    Food
    Baked Alaska
    Location
    The Dordogne, France
    Flower
    Moss campion
    Colour
    Turquoise
    Gadget
    iPhone 4S