I fell in love with photography all over again and it was prompted by finally embracing digital photography.
I’m Denise, I live in Glasgow and I have been a photographer for a good while. I had a long intermission while I had a few children. BC, “before children” I worked mainly with newspapers and in public relations photography. While the children were young I kept my hand in with small commissions. When I came out of the miasma of mamahood I rediscovered and found a new energy for photography. I fell in love with photography all over again and it was prompted by finally embracing digital photography. I had spent so many years struggling to get darkroom time with sprogs in tow that when I went digital, I thought “Woozers! I can do this in the daylight.” I could finally come out of the cupboard under the stairs.
The creative control I now have is immense. While shooting I am not interrupted by cumbersome things like changing film endlessly and working two cameras, one colour and one black and white – my vision can now flow. It is wonderful to be able to view what you are doing as you go along, no longer do I have to fretfully wait for films to be developed and printed. At the processing stage the possibilities to lift a good image and make it even better are within my power. Simply put, I enjoy taking pictures now more than ever.