Club Rollei User – Issue 45

by John Wild on 27 August 2017

I have not had any real opportunity to go out with my cameras so far this year. I am looking forward to the weather eventually settling - I am always optimistic that the weather forecasters will one day have some accuracy in their predictions.

Working in Bosham, I am very fortunate to have a small photographic gallery - Bosham Gallery - about 200 metres away. https://boshamgallery.com/

The curator is Luke Whittaker, a keen photographer in his own right. Luke holds 1-to-1 workshops for the beginner, the intermediate and the advanced photographer. https://boshamgallery.com/events/categories/1/

Over the last couple of years he has held exhibitions showing the work of well known photographers.

Steve Bloom, the wild life photographer exhibited a number of his beautiful photographs;
http://www.stevebloomphoto.com

Ben Wood, who showed a selection of his classic sailing images;
http://www.islandimages.co.uk

Charlie Waite, who has held two exhibitions of his superb landscapes;
http://www.charliewaite.com/

Charlie Waite has also held a couple of workshops in Bosham for the photographer who is looking to turn professional and exhibit their work. https://www.lightandland.co.uk/photography-tour-tutors/view/charlie-waite

Viewing these exhibitions makes me realise how much I have to learn about the art of photography. Listening to Charlie Waite, he says that it is a wonderful experience being able to pull out negatives from a drawer or digital files from a hard drive and give them a place on a wall where they can be enjoyed.

I estimate that I have about 20,000 negatives in files. Many are family snaps. I dread to think of the cost over the years but I have enjoyed taking the photos and I enjoy looking at the contact prints because they are my life history and bring back many fond memories.

Contents:

  • Front Cover: Gigha by Danny McClure.
  • In Passing by David Morgan
  • Lithium Polymer cells for 6000 series by Volker Muth
  • Ilford Ultra Large Format sheet film campaign
  • Rolleiflex SL2000 with digital back"SWVS" by Sven Keller
  • Care of Filters by David Morgan
  • Items spotted on Ebay
  • Drombeg Stone Circle by Dáithí ó Scannláin
  • "Roll Your Own" 127 films by John Wild
  • Rolleimoments App
  • Your Forum
  • Rollei B&W Reversal Kit
  • The Leica that never was by David Morgan
  • Rollei AFM35 and Rollei 35RF
  • Rear Cover: Michael Coles - Monsters, Anthony Sandles - Resting

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