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paul howard photography

Hi Everyone,

I've started my business in Reading in 1975 though I processed my first b&w film when I was 12 in 1961. That's 61 years ago and I still love photography. In the early '70s at art college, I use to push process trannies to 1000 asa to use in low light conditions. Now my D700 & D800 are just amazing at doing what I could only dream of in those days. As a professional, the use of flash in the studio or location has always been my strong point, but actually, I always wanted to use continuous lights so I could really record what I could see. I can hardly believe how digital has opened up this possibility and the colour handling properties make natural light shooting on location a real joy. No more magenta filters to overcome fluorescent light casts. If you understand what I've just written you will appreciate how much I welcome the drop in weight of equipment needed to work on location as well!

2016 was quite a year for me, I've decided that after 44 years as a professional photographer it's time to move onto the next stage of my life. As my business grew during the '70s I had to register for VAT and so it was a difficult decision to de-register after 38 years. De-registering VAT is like de-registering from being a professional commercial & advertising photographer. It is a mental hurdle that must be overcome and there is no going back.

I've had a great career as a photographer, it was like a dream come true, but now I have other dreams to pursue. Thank you, to all the clients who made it possible and the best of good fortune to all you out there who would like to make photography your career.
Have a wonderful life,
Paul Howard. 9/April/2016 (updated on 1/1/2022).
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Retired - Commercial Photographer in Reading, Berkshire, UK.

 

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  • Location
    England England
    Joined
    30/08/2004
    Last login
    12/01/2022 12:20:43 PM
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  • Photographic Level

    Professional
  • Photographic Interests

    Wildlife / Nature
    Architecture
    Flash / Lighting
    Flowers & Plants
    Landscape / Travel
    Portraits / People
    Digitally manipulated
    Black & White
    Night / Low Light
    Still Life
  • Favourites

    Photographer
    Ansel Adams
    Book
    Bible
    Record
    Amazing Grace
    Film
    Third Man
    Word
    Jesus
    Drink
    Good English Beer
    Food
    Cheese and Biscuits and everything else.
    Location
    Anywhere at Sunset (Uluru-Ayers Rock - nice).
    Flower
    Bluebell
    Colour
    Blue
    Gadget
    Mobile phone