I didn't have much interest in photography before
I had ever used a digital camera, it was always too much hassle taking the film to get
developed and collecting the photos again, and having to cough up cash at every stage. Plus
the photos I took were generally rubbish, out of focus and badly composed (so what's new, I hear
you ask?!). However I always had a desire to take photos, to satisfy my internal artist as well as
for the posterity of memories throughout my life.
So when the company I was working for in summer 2000 lent me their digital camera, a whole
new world of photography with instant gratification opened up; what you see is what you get,
no waiting for developments, no paying
for duff images that I would throw away anyway. The benefits of a digital camera
have long since overtaken conventional film for all but the most serious enthusiast.
Digital photography does lack the tangible result of a glossy piece of paper, but the results of
professional development of my digital photographs have always exceeded my expectations, and I can
afford to pick only the absolute best shots to commit to physical form.
But enough waffle, this is a small collection of some of my favourite photos from my early years of
digital photography, from 2001 to 2004.