I bought my first 35mm slr (a Zenith E) in the early 70’s and progressed to a user friendly, manual Cosina a few years later.
I was never much interested in landscape etc. and through the 80’s tended to specialise in glamour, with the philosophy that it was much nicer looking at a pretty girl than a pile of cow poo …
My enthusiasm waned for many years and the only shots I took were of the holiday variety, although I was using, and still possess, an Olympus Mu compact.
I resisted the early advent of Digital mainly due to the fact that I had all the lenses for my SLR and besides, digital would never catch on.
Until, that is, my son gave me a Fathers day gift … a Kodak Easyshare …
Despite it’s 1 megapixel capacity, it was easy and gave passable snapshot results.
I bought a Minolta Dimage A200 (8 mega pixel) and my enthusiasm returned in full, enough, in fact to add a Nikon DSLR and some excellent lenses ....
My ‘limited’ studio in my home has become too small so I now have a purpose built studio, located centrally in Harlow. Photography has now become my full time occupation. Not before time, some would say.
I still take my camera on my travels whenever possible, pointing it in all directions, at all things. I’m not paying for film processing now … brilliant eh ?
I have also started building websites, so the combination of the two things have restored my original enthusiasm for the photographic art ….