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📅 Thought for today:

‘For me, the camera is a sketchbook, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.’

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

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I have always had a passion for photography since I got my first camera aged 10.

I still have some of those photos, and well remember my Dad’s exasperation when they came back from the chemist.

I learned a lot from his exasperation – like don’t shoot a whole roll with the lens cap on.

I studied photography for a year as a student, and recently bought a Zenit E, which was the model I used.

It cost me £10 on eBay, full working order, even the built-in light meter.

I moved on to an Olympus OM10, then a Pentax SF1 – one of the first autofocus SLR cameras.

Then I went digital (Olympus, then Panasonic) – I still have a G1 and a TZ70 – yet mostly I use my phone.

I got a new phone today (Sunday morning delivery!) and the camera is an amazing piece of engineering.

Now that we can all be photographers, and capture our own works of art, will we lose sight of the value of capturing spontaneous moments?

Photo (c) Stuart Hillston

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