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Desert Island Photos

This week at Desert Island Photos we are joined by long standing club member Angus Campbell.

How long have you been a member of the club?

I joined the camera club back in October 1977,

and have been an active member ever since –

so a little over 41 years.

When did you first get into photography?

In 1976, when I placed a bet with a friend that I was going to take up photography and learn how to print my own images.

How would you describe your photography?

I am a hobbyist and not a professional photographer. My aim is to try and create great pictures from one press of the shutter button, as opposed to having the camera on ‘burst’ shooting mode and hoping that there is a good image captured somewhere within the burst. I also try to make my images unique and different from standard ‘record’ shots or ‘snapshots’.

What was your first Camera?

A 110 cartridge-based film camera from Boots the Chemist.

What’s been your biggest waste of money on camera gear?

I’d like to believe that I’ve not wasted any money on camera gear. I say that because I learn to use the equipment that I have to its maximum level of capability, with the information that was available to me at the time of purchase.

Being honest – what kind of photography are you bad at?

I don’t think I do ‘bad’ photography. When I joined the camera club, I was tutored by an excellent photographer (Dick Taylor), who drummed into me that you’re only as good as the knowledge you have of your equipment and your ability to use it.

To crop or not to crop?