Making sense of my photography hobby in retirement

About Chris Gregory

My name is Chris Gregory.  I am a part-time enthusiast photographer grappling with learning the art and technique of photography. Over the years I have dabbled with the magic of photography, starting with a black plastic Kodak Brownie film camera at the age of 8 years.

I am intrigued with the art of capturing the moment in the form of a meaningful image that reflects the story and the play of colour, light and shadow. The journey of discovery is long and can be frustrating, but occasionally a gem surfaces that makes the adventure worthwhile.

Cameras I have owned over the years include:

Kodak Brownie (1953-55)

35mm viewfinder film camera – brand forgotten  (1964-67)

Zenit 3M 35mm SLR (1968 – present)

Elmo Super 8 cine camera (1971-84)

Nikon F60 35mm SLR film with Tamron 28-200mm 3.5-5.6 zoom lens (1993 – present)

Konica Minolta Dimage A200 DSLR – electronic viewfinder (2005-2008)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 DSLR – electronic viewfinder (2007-2009)

Sony Alpha DSLR A200 DSLR with Sigma DC 18-200mm 3.5-5.6 zoom lens (2008 – Present)

Part of the fascination with photography has been with post production, starting with black and white development in my mother’s kitchen through to using tools like The GIMP, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom in an attempt to present images that reflect what I saw in the moment the shutter clicked.

The images presented here reflect part of the continuing journey.


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