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.

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.

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;

Ben Wood, who showed a selection of his classic sailing images;

Charlie Waite, who has held two exhibitions of his superb landscapes;

Charlie Waite has also held a couple of workshops in Bosham for the photographer who is looking to turn professional and exhibit their work.

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.


  • 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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