Friday, 3 August 2007

The Purpose of Amateur Eye

I am trying to become a photographer. A better one, anyhow. I have an archive of photographs from childhood and adolescence and I see them as a back-up memory.

I'm currently working with a compact Olympus Camedia that used to belong to my great-uncle. Its facilities are quite limited - 2 megapixels, 5x digital zoom - but it's a start. I'm currently shopping around for a digital SLR but am not sure exactly what I'm looking for.

At the moment portraits are my focus but I also like to experiment with coloured filters (at great expense - ironed-out sweet wrappers seem to blur but they'll do until I can afford a spectrum!)

Here are a few of my shots. Many of them could really benefit from

a) a steady hand
b) different perspectives or depths of field
c) cropping

but this is a learning curve!

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