Infact I started in Photography back in 1972, yep, 1972 though my first Camera was in my hands at 14 years old with Kodachrome Film. Those were the days of Platform Shoes, Satin Jackets, Long Hair, Ford Capri Ghias and Hot Pants for the girls. I loved Hot Pants.
By 1978 I had learned to Print in Colour, Photographed a few models and worked for Nikon Cameras.
In the charts we had:
Paul Simon with "Kodachrome" Play It! Stop It!
Sing along photo bloggers!
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I LOVE film, the smell of the Chemicals and the seeing that Print appear out of a white piece of paper.
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While I'm here in picture mode how about these big hits of the 60's, 70's and 80's.
Status Quo produced "Pictures of Matchstick Men" 5 years earlier, that would be Black and White then, and that Guitar sound, nice. Play It! Stop It!
The Cure with "Pictures of You" was released in 1990. Play It! Stop It!
Flock of Seagulls released this "If I Had a Photograph Of You 10 years later. One of my favourites. Play It! Stop It!
How about I finish this bit with Boyzone and "Picture of You" Play It! Stop It! A good video too with Rowan someone and Rowan other!
Going from school to employment in the photographic industry was a major step for a 16 year old, I mean MAJOR STEP. From school to employment in an industry mainly employing men, the only girls employed were in front of the camera.
Carole Dee in front of the Camera 1974
My first job was that of Trainee Photographer for a commercial photographers in Great Portland Street, London. Of course I was the tea boy, delivery boy, breakfast delivery service, sweep and bottle washer until someone walked me into the dark room with a sheet of film, yep, a sheet of film, B&W Film either fullplate or halfplate film.
That was my first introduction to photography as such, take the film out of tha cassette, place it in a developing solution, a fixer and a wash solution, run a squeezy over it and hang it in a cabinet to dry. From then on in, every next sheet when I wasn't making the tea was mine to develop. Once I had mastered that it was a trip to a light cabinet with a brush and some red paint! Dust particles either in the lens of the camera, on the plate or in the air left a white dot of unexposed film during the developing process and each one of those had to be removed, probably the worst job going.
What we were photographing was artwork, artwork made up using pieces of text or graphics layed together on a piece of white card and stuck into place. The edges of the individual pieces that made up the whole artwork would also leave a dark edge showing as a light edge on the developed film so this also had to be painted out. Then it was a case of back into the darkroom and into a enlarger for printing ready to be sent back to the art studio. We also did colour photogarphy onsite but that was sent out for developing and printing, something I would later do for a Wedding Photographers in Wimbledon a couple of years down the line. Today we of course use application from the likes of Adobe to complete a similar process in a digital world.
I've never lost my passion for photography or my ability to frame or see a great photo. Life took over my desire to be a photographer with all the usual obstacles of work (income) and family. Now with more income available to me personally and with more time on my hands I can return to the things that I enjoy.
Here is an example of PNG image file used for the purpose of advertising a product. These are the type of images I can produce for anyone who requires it.
This is a straight forward product image on a white background which is why website owners prefer clean backgrounds. It could of course be a PNG image with NO background at all, perfect for using with colourful sites such as Tens.co.
It's not broken, it's just not here right now! x marks the spot.