Wishing You Well


Good evening everyone,

I thought I would take the opportunity to wish you all well with an example of an image created using the Field Studio Technique  that I demonstrated at a club meeting last year.

Now is a great time of year to give this a go, if you are able to get out and about. There’s a lot you can do with the end results with a bit of imagination and experimentation. 

Give it a go. 


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.

5 thoughts on “Wishing You Well

  • 12/05/2020 at 8:01 pm

    Hi John,
    I must have missed that evening ~ do you have any notes to share perhaps please? 🙂
    Cheers, Jo

  • 14/05/2020 at 8:33 am

    Really good example of what you can achieve with a bit of thought. Would make a nice birthday card.

  • 20/05/2020 at 2:02 pm

    Hi John. Great greeting card would it be possible for you to forward the info as have not got my notes for this that you showed on the evening.


    • 20/05/2020 at 7:01 pm

      Hi Janina, yes no problem I’ll be in touch by email tomorrow.

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