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Friday, 29 March 2013

Seventh Heaven

Well the big day has arrived, Nottingham Daily Photo is now seven years old.

It's been a bit of a struggle at times; either looking for something to take a photo of, or finding the time to write up an entry.

Today has been difficult too, as the continuing cold and dull weather doesn't help. So I've been thinking of what I could put on.  My favourite sweets at the moment are called 'Sprogs'; the jelly ones that you find in Liquorice Allsorts. So I got seven pink ones and seven blue ones and made up this giant figure '7'.

I took this photo with my Olympus OMD and 45mm lens. How things have changed, as my first camera was a Canon AS420 'point and shoot'. I then upgraded to a Panasonic bridge camera; then a Nikon D90. I have also got a Nikon D3s, but tend to use the OMD; probably because it's a lot lighter and the tilt screen is wonderful.

I've never really specialised in a type or style of photography. Last year Gail and I started shooting models. I found it difficult to start with in talking with the models, but have slowly progressed, so I enjoy it now, and think it's time to do some more.

Over 2400 photos later and here we are. Hopefully my standard of photography has improved over the last seven years. Maybe if you have some spare time, go and have a look through some of the entries and see if you agree.

So what does the future hold in store? Hopefully my photography will continue to improve and that I'll continue to shoot interesting events, models and possibly start to earn a bit of money from it, as it can be an expensive hobby at times; with new lenses to buy etc. Hopefully you'll all stick around to see what unfolds.