Just Me

love, laughter and life

Just Me

love, laughter and life

"Why on earth has it got so many buttons?"

I remember the sheer weight, the smooth feel and the smell of metal and rubber as I opened the box of my very first SLR. I was 14 and my father had bought a second hand camera from a professional photographer upgrading his kit. If you are pondering, no it wasn't digital, it was 35mm film. That very evening I dragged my father out to the port and started snapping silouette pictures of boats, it still hangs on my parents wall to this day.

 

Of course many years have passed since then, more than I would like to count. I have studied the subject at school, worked in photography shops, developed my own film, moved to digital, become a member of the Guild, trained with Nikon Ambassadors and continue to learn and grow every day.

Ickworth House Bury St Edmunds

 

However, my father passed of Cancer, which truly brought home the value of photography and the power it holds.

 

Our brains take on thousands of bits of information, in the moment we tell ourselves that we will never forget this little snippet of time and the way it made us feel. However we bury a lot of these memories, waiting for the perfect prompt, a smell, a sound, a saying to prompt it to resurface. Sometime these little prompts don't happen for days, weeks or even years, which is why photography is simply priceless.

 

I wonder which memory you wish you could have captured, for me there are hundreds, I strive every day to make sure I take at least one picture.

Thank you for coming to read about me, I hope to meet you soon!

 

Beth x