Posts Tagged ‘meet the Outlaw’

Meet the OUTLAW – John Hodgkinson

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Years in Photography, c. 50yrs

My father often took photographs of the family as I was growing up and I had my first camera, a Kodak 44A, in my early teens.  The camera used 127 size roll films and produced 12 x 44mm square negatives per film.  My interests developed and I progressed to 35mm and then, around 1964 to an early SLR, a Yashica Penta J.


Meet the OUTLAW – Lois Webb

Saturday, March 1st, 2014


Lois Webb


Meet the OUTLAW – Rick Martindale

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Age: 40+

Years into photography: 10+

I have always taken photos as far back as I can recall, but always with point and shoot film cameras (of the 110 and 35mm variety). I didn’t really take photography seriously until I bought a decent point and shoot digital camera which had manual controls.


Meet the OUTLAW – Chris Newham

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Age 45+

Years into photography 6+

I dabbled with photography as a child with a Kodak brownie camera, nothing serious just some snaps but later with the advent of digital I got into photography seriously with a Sony compact camera but wasn’t getting the results I wanted.


Meet the OUTLAW – John Young

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

As a kid I loved taking photos when on holiday with a Kodak film camera.  When at college I got a Zenith E 35mm camera and started using the college darkroom to develop black and white.  At that time the meadows area was being redeveloped and I tried to record some of the old buildings and the people around them before they disappeared.  I also did a series of black and white shots of the RC Cathedral (fondly known as ‘Paddy’s Wigwam’) in my home town of Liverpool.  I lost all of these prints and negs later on when we were flooded.

Like so many people, I left photography when I got married but took it up again in the 1980′s when we had kids and I bought a new 35mm camera.  When digital cameras came along I got a Canon compact and soon after a Canon 350D SLR. I found I was far more successful with digital cameras and I enjoy messing around with Photoshop.  I joined the Outlaws Photography Society a few years ago and this helped my photography to take off.  I have upgraded to a Canon 7D and a bag full of lenses and other stuff, the main purpose of which seems to be to make the camera bag even heavier (back to those creaking knees again!).

I mostly do landscape work and have been encouraged by a few successes in club competitions. I have recently been attempting some arty processing such as my “Victorian Prospect”. I also enjoy challenging my photography by entering competitions with themes that I would not otherwise tackle.  Without the challenge of club competition I would not have spent time filling party balloons with water, freezing them and creating pictures of  “Ice Planets”.   Portraits are always a challenge but I have learnt something from watching others in the club.  The moral of this tale is come and join us, enjoy the company and let your photography grow!

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Meet the OUTLAW – Lester Woodward – NOPS Vice Chairman

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013


Well I’ve enjoyed photography for as long as I can remember, I have to thank my late uncle Ken, who used me as a model and then introduced me to the magical world of black and white developing.  I carried on my love for post processing at Uni, they had a really professional lab that us students could use, using my first proper camera a canon T50.  I only dabbled with photography for a number of years until the dawn of the digital age, in the early days it was very disappointing  the image quality was rubbish, as some of my old 2 megabyte images show all too clearly.


Meet the OUTLAW – Ian Pinn _ NOPS Chairman (2013)

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013


Being as though I suggested this feature I felt it only appropriate that I should kick it off.

I have been into photography all my adult life, my passion really grew when my wife (to be) bought me a Prakitica L2 with a 50mm Pentacon lens for an engagement present when I was 19 (yes, it was a long time ago).