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Old and retired
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Hello, my name is Peter. I joined the group hoping to reignite my passion for photography. My journey in photography began when I was 19, about 50 odd years ago. My first camera was a Canon FTQL SLR. From memory it was one of the first cameras with through the lens metering. I set up a b&w darkroom and processed my films also. I would have photographic adventures every weekend, rodeo’s, motorcycle events what ever I could photograph, ever remember going to a Monastery and taking portraits of the monks.
I did a little wedding photography for year or so (my early 20s). I used Mamiya Press 120 roll film camera. This was when I was living in Brisbane Australia.
In the late 70s we moved to Darwin. I did quite a lot of wedding photography there. I got myself a Hasselblad, std 80mm, a 150 for portraits and a few 16exp backs. I did a bit of commercial work with a Linhof camera, which I still have. In the early 80s I was lucky enough to score a job as the phographer for the Education Department of the Northern Territory of Australia. Was huge learning curve. All of the work was done on medium format, 120 and 220 roll film. I did a lot of Colours printing, large prints for displays and b&w for publications. Lots of travel. I worked there for several years the moved to Royal Darwin Hospital as a medical photographer. I worked there until 2007 and took early retirement.
The sad thing is I have rarely picked up my camera since. To rekindle my interest I bought a Nikon D810 body as I have a few of my older Nikon lenses.
I now live on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia. I keep myself busy with my wood turning.
I would like to try to get back to doing some photography again and thought I’d give it another try .