I Like Taking Photos

Hi there!

So, basically, I’m a keen amateur photographer in my spare time (when I’m not pretending to do work as a university student).

I love the way you can capture something personal or emotional, some beauty in nature or something of interest in a photo, and then can look back on it again and again to be reminded of that exact moment in time.

I know I am not the first to say something like this, and certainly won’t be the last, but I’m hoping by sharing my photos and experiences with the cameras that I have I will be able to share ideas and gain some insight into how to improve my photography.

Essentially, I’m shouting ‘IS ANYBODY OUT THERE?!’ to those on a similar path of discovery or those who are wiser in the field.

My main focus in terms of cameras for this blog is my Praktica MTL3, my film camera, which I bought second hand in a photography shop in Leeds. It’s my first film camera, so I’ve been having a play with it, and trying to get an idea of how it works best.

Here’s an example of one of the better photos from the first roll of film I took. It is overexposed, mainly because I couldn’t figure out how to rewind the film, thought I’d done it, and opened the back of the camera, exposing all of the photos to the extent that only about 7 of them actually developed. (I have since then learned how to rewind it properly/read the online instruction manual for the camera).

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