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Bishop's Stortford Camera Club member Neil Adkins inspired by Vivian Maier documentary and enjoys using vintage film cameras

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In the latest in our fortnightly series highlighting the talents of Bishop's Stortford Camera Club members, dive into a selection of photographs by Neil Adkins...

A few years ago I was lucky to be able to combine my passion for diving and photography with the purchase of a good quality underwater housing and camera equipment. My results were pretty average (poor!) at first but I'm gradually improving.

I was also inspired by the TV documentary on the life of the nanny Vivian Maier. An ordinary lady who took some spectacular "street" photos in her spare time. Watch it if you can.

Fish Head (34691242)
Fish Head (34691242)

This reignited my interest in film (and black and white images in particular). I've revived a few vintage film cameras and have been getting some good results for a very small outlay - £10 plus film will get you going. I'm currently using a Mamiya C330 vintage film camera and have been really pleased with the results.

It is also amazing what you can do with current photo editing programmes such as Adobe Photoshop – an art form in itself. I was pleased that I found Bishop's Stortford Camera Club this year. The club is really well run with some great photographers as well as friendly help and advice.

For more information about Bishop's Stortford camera club, visit www.stortfordcamera.club.

If you would like to join the club, email Helen Hooker at membership@stortfordcamera.club.

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