Apologies if a topic like this has been started already. But I was curious to find out when, where and what it was that got people interested in photography in the first place.
This is the first roll of film I ever shot.
About 18 years ago.
My friend’s band were playing in a local community center and I declared myself their ‘official photographer,’ or something just as cheesy.
The camera was a second hand gift from a family friend who shot for newspapers. I don’t recall the brand.
ISO? Aperture? Shutter speed? I had no idea what any of these were or how to use them.
I do remember that I was bitterly disappointed at the time with how the pictures came out, a disappointment which pushed me to want to learn why. Why were they bad? And how could I fix it?
I’m glad I have this contact sheet still. It sits in my desk drawer next to me.
For those days where I feel that things just aren’t going right, or I’m just not happy with my work, it’s good to be able to look back and feel that at least I’ve come this far.