New Beginnings

Hello Folks, 

At the time of writing I have no idea when this new and exciting website will go live, but I’m sure it won’t be long.

I wanted to take this personal opportunity, to put out a blog post for a number of reasons. First and foremost is to give a big shout out and thank you, to Danial Firth for his outstanding work developing and setting up this new site. I’m sure you’ll wish to join me in that, once you have had a chance to look around at all the new features available to us. The second thing I would like to add is a big thanks also, to Jo Humberstone, for all the hard work that she has done keeping the old site running for us over the past few years, (I understand that she will still be involved behind the scenes on this site too).

My next point is to encourage the rest of you to contribute to the site as well by adding your own portfolios and blog articles. I’m sure the site will grow in a way that the old one could not, and it will be all the better for your input. 

By the time you read this you may well have had “Official” notification of the site, and instructions on what you need to do to get involved. I know our President; John Nash, has been working on the details that will have been disseminated before going live. 

I look forward to seeing more your work and reading your articles. 

John Dadley

I have been a member of the Grimsby Photographical Society since 2016 and now serve as the Honorary Vice President, a position I am proud to fill. I started my photographical journey at the tender age of 10 years old. At that time my camera of choice was not really of choice, it was all we had. lt was the famous Kodak Box Browne. Back in those days, most families had a camera of some sorts and it would be brought out to record momentous family events. you know the sort of things - weddings, new babies, christenings, the kids opening their presents at Christmas, and showing off their new school uniforms at Easter. For reasons of economy (my Dad said), no matter how special the occasion was "two or three SNAPS! would be enough to sum up the event". This meant that the 12- exposure roll of film could last the whole year round and longer in some cases. There was one family I know that had pictures of their daughter's christening and wedding on the same roll of film (sadly processed by the subject after her parents passing some years later). Fast forward a few years, and a few cameras, oh boy has it changed. As much as I love all the new gear and new technology, (Yes I'm a gadget freak). I'm glad to have had a background in the days of film where I cut my teeth not only learning camera and lighting skills but also the processing and development of my images. I spent many many hours in the darkroom trying just about everything there was to try. Serving in the Army for 25 years opened up the world for me and gave me the sorts of opportunities that are hard to come by in most other walks of life. I would hasten to add at this point, that I was not an "Army Photographer" (that is a specialist trade). I was more a solider with a camera! As my skills developed over the years I was able to turn this hobby of mine to good use not only for military purposes but for social use too, recording the ups and downs of service life.

2 thoughts on “New Beginnings

  • 02/03/2020 at 6:23 pm

    Well I’m logged in and have read your post…it’s all looking good..

  • 08/03/2020 at 11:24 am

    Looking great so far, thanks for all your hard work Daniel.

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