Photographic memories.

My Photographic career began a long time ago.

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Infact I started in Photography back in 1972, yep, 1972 though my first Camera was in my hands at 14 years old with Kodachrome Film. Those were the days of Platform Shoes, Satin Jackets, Long Hair, Ford Capri Ghias and Hot Pants for the girls. I loved Hot Pants.
By 1978 I had learned to Print in Colour, Photographed a few models and worked for Nikon Cameras.

In the charts we had:
Paul Simon with "Kodachrome" Play It! Stop It!

Sing along photo bloggers!







When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school
It's a wonder I can think at all
And though my lack of education hasn't hurt me none
I can read the writing on the wall

Kodachrome
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph

So mama don't take my Kodachrome away
If you took all the girls I knew when I was single
And brought them all together for one night
I know they'd never match my sweet imagination
'N' Everything looks worse in black and white

Kodachrome
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day o yea
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So mama don't take my Kodachrome away

Mama don't take my Kodachrome away
Mama don't take my Kodachrome away
Mama don't take my Kodachrome away

Mama don't take my Kodachrome
Mama don't take my Kodachrome
Mama don't take my Kodachrome away
Mama don't take my Kodachrome
Leave your boy so far from home
Mama don't take my Kodachrome away
Mama don't take my Kodachrome
Mama don't take my Kodachrome away
Songwriters: PAUL SIMON
© Universal Music Publishing Group
For non-commercial use only.

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I LOVE film, the smell of the Chemicals and the seeing that Print appear out of a white piece of paper.

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While I'm here in picture mode how about these big hits of the 60's, 70's and 80's.
Status Quo produced "Pictures of Matchstick Men" 5 years earlier, that would be Black and White then, and that Guitar sound, nice. Play It! Stop It!
The Cure with "Pictures of You" was released in 1990. Play It! Stop It!
Flock of Seagulls released this "If I Had a Photograph Of You 10 years later. One of my favourites. Play It! Stop It!
How about I finish this bit with Boyzone and "Picture of You" Play It! Stop It! A good video too with Rowan someone and Rowan other!

Going from school to employment in the photographic industry was a major step for a 16 year old, I mean MAJOR STEP. From school to employment in an industry mainly employing men, the only girls employed were in front of the camera.

Carole Dee 1973

Carole Dee in front of the Camera 1974

My first job was that of Trainee Photographer for a commercial photographers in Great Portland Street, London. Of course I was the tea boy, delivery boy, breakfast delivery service, sweep and bottle washer until someone walked me into the dark room with a sheet of film, yep, a sheet of film, B&W Film either fullplate or halfplate film.
That was my first introduction to photography as such, take the film out of tha cassette, place it in a developing solution, a fixer and a wash solution, run a squeezy over it and hang it in a cabinet to dry. From then on in, every next sheet when I wasn't making the tea was mine to develop. Once I had mastered that it was a trip to a light cabinet with a brush and some red paint! Dust particles either in the lens of the camera, on the plate or in the air left a white dot of unexposed film during the developing process and each one of those had to be removed, probably the worst job going.
What we were photographing was artwork, artwork made up using pieces of text or graphics layed together on a piece of white card and stuck into place. The edges of the individual pieces that made up the whole artwork would also leave a dark edge showing as a light edge on the developed film so this also had to be painted out. Then it was a case of back into the darkroom and into a enlarger for printing ready to be sent back to the art studio. We also did colour photogarphy onsite but that was sent out for developing and printing, something I would later do for a Wedding Photographers in Wimbledon a couple of years down the line. Today we of course use application from the likes of Adobe to complete a similar process in a digital world.

I'm in the process of reviving my photographic past.

I've never lost my passion for photography or my ability to frame or see a great photo. Life took over my desire to be a photographer with all the usual obstacles of work (income) and family. Now with more income available to me personally and with more time on my hands I can return to the things that I enjoy.


Product Photography

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Here is an example of PNG image file used for the purpose of advertising a product. These are the type of images I can produce for anyone who requires it.

The EchoSpot - Amazon Linked

This is a straight forward product image on a white background which is why website owners prefer clean backgrounds. It could of course be a PNG image with NO background at all, perfect for using with colourful sites such as Tens.co.

Echo spot image from Amazon
  • Echo Spot is designed to fit anywhere in your home. Use 2nd generation far-field voice recognition to watch video flash briefings, see music lyrics (UK only), weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free. Just ask.
  • Echo Spot connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service to play music, read the news, answer questions, set music alarms, control your smart home, and more.
  • Just ask to play a song, artist or genre, and see lyrics (UK only) with Amazon Music. Also, stream music and books from Spotify, TuneIn and Audible.
  • Use the built-in speaker or connect to speakers through Bluetooth or a 3.5 mm stereo cable. With multi-room music, you can play music on your Echo devices in different rooms (available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify. Bluetooth not supported).
  • Control your compatible smart home devices. Ask Alexa to turn on your lights, show baby monitors and front door cameras, and lock your doors. Plus, control your thermostats, plugs and more.
  • Call or message anyone hands-free who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App, or make video calls to family and friends with an Echo Spot, Echo Show or the Alexa App. Quickly connect to other Echo devices around your home.
  • With thousands of skills, Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new features. Just ask Alexa to track your fitness goals, order a pizza, get train times and more.

It's not broken, it's just not here right now! x marks the spot.