Monday, 29 April 2019

Photography

The start to my career was in photography, firstly as a darkroom technician in monochrome film development and printing, located in a basement of a large Victorian house in the west end of Dundee in the 1960's. Eventually moving in to the retail side of the business and moving on to one of the largest photographic businesses in Dundee where modern darkroom equipment was used. I saw the introduction of colour processing in its infancy and enjoyed the changes.

I left the photographic trade in 1971 when I enlisted in the Royal Air Force, completing a 22 year engagement as an aircraft electrical engineer. Thinking back to the early years and the equipment I used and bought, is certainly a far cry from the digital cameras in use today. I have had several digital SLR's in my time, and now am quite content with my Panasonic bridge camera, which these days does not get as much use as I would like.

My very first camera bought in the 70's was Halina 35x 35mm film camera and I wish I had kept it, for the price and quality of the lens, it was one of the best.



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