Rod Burkey's Profile
Started with a Pentax SP500 the poor relation at the time (1970) to the Spotmatic. Turned out to be a great camera for me in my desire to break away from my routine of work (24 hour call at the time) which was leading me into a bit of a dead end of work-pub-sleep-work. Set up my own make-shift darkroom and started taking pictures of my city which has a wealth of buildings and has changed greatly over the years, not least since Liverpool was granted the Capital Of Culture for 2008. Bought my first DSLR in 2004 and it has opened up a new world. My "darkroom" is a now a fume-free Nikon film scanner to allow me to still delve into my vast store of negatives and slides. Over the years I've dabbled with studio lighting and enjoy urban photography as well as candid shots and capturing events here and within driving distance. Being a member of The National Trust gives me the excuse to drive off to places not thought of before. I take my camera on holiday like most and try to capture something of the place rather than / as well as the usual mug shots we all never the less take anyway. Have done the odd wedding but I hate the process despite the security that a DSLR + RAW + Photoshop & general experience gained over the years. I'm not a great photographer by any stretch but I love trying to be. The impossible dream.Click here to view my pictures..