One Year of Photography

I’ve had my DLSR (a Canon 60D) for one year now. Time flies!

This is one of the first pictures I took, taken on the 19th April 2013:


IQ laundry room

Pretty terrible, I admit…

The next shot was taken shortly after starting photography as a hobby. It’s not the greatest or the most interesting photo, but it was the first picture I took that looked exactly as I saw it in my mind.

This was taken on the 7th of June 2013 at Bala Lake, Wales:

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Bala Lake, Wales


Both of the above were taken with the only lens I had at the time: the Nifty Fifty, Canon 50mm f1.8. It’s cheap but has impressive image quality. The second photo was actually taken in near darkness. It was a 15 second exposure.


Around the beginning of November I bought a film camera for £29.99. A Yashica Minister III:


Yashica Minister III

I took many photos with the little wonder with a mixture of Ilford HP5+ and Kodak Tri-X both pushed between stock ASA and 1600 ASA (and a couple all the way to 3200 ASA):


A cloudy sky in Salford

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MediaCity Docks


Stranger at a train station, I think (I actually can’t remember)


Stranger trying on some make up in Manchester


An office building in Manchester


Another building in Manchester (I like buildings)





Unfortunately, my little Yashica broke! So I went back to digital for a little while.


Here’s one of my most recent photos:


Salford Lamppost

I took this at the end of March while wondering back from town (I think).

And this is the latest photo I uploaded to my Flickr:



I’m now on the hunt for a new film camera because I’ve missed it so much and I want to shoot some film at my brother’s wedding!


Looking back, I feel like I’ve improved a lot of the year and I can’t wait to see if I’ve improved as much next year.

All (most) of these photos can be found on my Flickr, follow me!


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