Posts Tagged ‘meet the Outlaw’

Meet the OUTLAW – Phil Hodgkinson

Monday, January 19th, 2015

As a child I spent a lot of time around photography as my Dad was an enthusiast which often resulted in myself and siblings either in front of a camera or waiting for a shot to be taken whilst on holiday or on trips out. As a result I remember being keen on having a camera, so on my 7th birthday I was presented with the first that I could call my own – a 110 film cartridge type Kodak and I loved it.


Meet the OUTLAW – Chris Onions

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
Chris Onions
My wife says she’s always impressed, but not sure if that’s my photography, or something else….
Length of NOPS Membership?
Joined July 2014


Meet the OUTLAW – George Reilly

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

First Camera – Agfa 110, First SLR – Praktica LTL3 & 50 mm lens

Loosely speaking, I bought my first camera, an Agfa 110 compact, in the May of the 1976, the year I joined the RAF. Armed with a couple of films, I had ideas in my head that I would be in the next edition of National Geographic and I would tabloid news. It may come as a surprise to some, it is to me, that National Geographic have still never heard of me!


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!

John’s gallery:

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).