Edit: Back with the Pro subscription

 

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I kept my Pro subscription going up until 2015, but then it just seemed silly to spend more on paying for Flickr than I get to spend on film in a year. Which kind of says it all really (see below). Should I ever get to shoot lots of film again it'll probably still make it's way to flickr, but only via syndication from my site.

 

I'm going to hate the ads.

 

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I've always liked making pictures.

 

When I was a teenager it was with pens and pencils. Looking back at those pictures I wouldn't say I was particularly talented (at all!), but I did at least have the balls to have a go and not worry about what other people thought. Unfortunately I lost the way a bit at Uni and concentrated far too much on technical skills, never really worrying about my creative drawing ability and always assuming it was something I could pick right back up. By the time I realised that wasn't the case it was too late - my skills had gone downhill, but far worse after all that time apart my passion had waned.

 

After uni I had a ball making moving pictures. It was only for a couple of years, but I discovered I had a love for video editing. Learning and using Apple Motion and Final Cut Express were probably the most fun things I've ever done on a computer. However, the equipment costs, even on a most basic level (I never moved beyond a basic miniDV camera), were just not sustainable and so I was forced to leave that hobby behind.

 

After a couple of years in the wilderness I decided to switch to photography, realising that I could get a film SLR kit for £13 since everyone had gone digital (which is perverse as when I was into video I always fancied getting a cine camera, but couldn't because of the cost). Turns out I love photography too.

 

And that should be the end of story. I should just be merrily making pictures with camera in hand, but it seems that my love is not quite enough...

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  • JoinedMay 2005
  • OccupationAt any given moment, probably not what I should be doing.
  • HometownIf home is where the heart is, then Hudds
  • Current cityAberdeenshire
  • CountryScotland
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