|5 years ago|
|3 years ago|
|5 years ago|
|Ian Etchells (ietchells)|
I am a newish member who is returning to photography in 2009 after a 30 year break, never having achieved any great heights at all either behind the camera or in the darkroom. Indeed it would be more accurate to say I probably never actually got off the floor
Helen Webb re-awakened my interest when I was admiring some of the shots she has on display in my local pub - actually it is her pub; the Sun in Wheatley. I have since found the hobby I had forgotten I enjoyed so much in the past and it is becoming a big part of my life again. I have signed up for a Practical Photography Degree course with the Open College of the Arts and the first module is The Art of Photography which is all about going back to the basics - something I really need to do. I am trying to do the course online and have set up a web site to do this on, but not much of interest there yet. I am hoping that the whole of the family will join in and set up sections on there too www.theetchells.co.uk
OPS has been really very helpful and supportive and my work colleagues and I have enjoyed working on this website with various people including Phil, Jeff, Jennie, and Alan who have made it a really excellent resource for the Club - well done to you all.
Now I just need to learn how to use a camera and Photoshop!