48 years after uncle Normal gave me my first SLR Practika and 50mm lens camera and said “give it a go” see how you get on with that, and although cameras and technology have changed, I am still learning and doing as he said. And oh how the apparatus has improved, modern film cameras with their super light meters, then auto focus and then the biggy, digital. While it took some time to be accepted the moment it did, well, what a revelation. I was awestruck as I learnt to use photoshop and for the first time in my life I saw the shot that was in my minds eye as I pressed the shutter. Years later, after so many technological advances and using and loving Leica and Nikon I now swap stories with my nephew regarding the amazing advances made by the Fuji X series. Not wanting to mention it myself although I had thought it many times, James had said to me and I quote "I find it difficult to match fuji's Jpegs straight out of the camera" yep, that's the level of today's wonderful cameras. Now, rather than moaning about what they can't do we are blown away at the effortless ease in which they do everything. It's been a while, however I am still loving it and "giving it a go"
John Lester Griffiths fine art photographer
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