Description In times of indecision...find safety in what you know. There's been so many conversions of this shot you'd be amazed to see how shoddy the original was with dust spots etc... but I still enjoy working on it... I still love it! This is probably the closest to the original RAW file!
Colin Campbell, Inverness Member Since August 2007 Artist Statement Born and brought up in the Highlands of Scotland I initially studied Craft and Design at Art School in Aberdeen. I studied Ceramics producing abstract sculptural forms inspired by natural shapes and processess and used conventional film photography to record forms and textures which interested me, a library of sorts to inspire and record. The art and craft world however is difficult to make much of a living from and "real life" caught up with...(or should I really say I wasn't very good!... we'll stick to the former for now).
I went back to photography about 5 years ago now and bought a Canon film SLR but again self discipline in recording speed, aperture etc and not being able to see the finished picture led to many un-developed rolls of film lying around the house, there's still a good few!
Mt first digital camera was the Fuji Finepix 7000 and I learnt a hell of a lot from it...depth of field, composition, speed etc and at the moment I,m using a Canon D40, a 5D would be my next choice. Lenses I use include the Canon 75-300mm and a great Tamron 11-18mm and my favourite of the moment a 2nd hand Canon 100mm.
Primary inspiration comes from the Highland countryside, it,s grand landscapes and it's fine details and all the fine work I see on flickr.
Lately I,ve been having some thoughts of recording more than just the nature of where I live but capturing some of the people and industry that this area has to offer...an archive of a small place at a given time, from one persons point of view.
I,m an amateur but would love to go pro.