Member Profile: John Casey

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Year joined DPS 2003
Signification positions held in DPS President, Treasurer, Councillor, Festival Co-Ordinator, Natex Co-Ordinator
Current camera Nikon 750
Favourite camera you have ever used/had Nikon 750
Which do you prefer: Film or Digital? Digital
And why? Have never got into developing and my serious interest in photography has only really developed since the advent of digital
Which do you prefer: Print or Projected? Print
And why? Nothing like holding a good print in your hand. I like digital also but print is more permanent and a quick ready reference
How did you get into photography? Did quite a bit in the old days of youth –  mainly centered around family and youth Forest and Bird Activities. Later at end of school days in Tonga I did the Tourist type photos in slides and a little later the camera died and I did not replace it as Robin did most of the family photography.

John Hart ran a series of lectures through DPS one of which I attended was made welcome, the bug regenerated I bought a camera and the rest is history

What is your most memorable moment from your time at DPS so far? Being awarded a Life Membership at the 125th celebration
What keeps you inspired with your photography? Watching the crop of excellent photographers we presently have in the club and trying to learn from them how I can effectively capture the things I want to. I want the end result to match my vision which I find very difficult to do but have lotsa fun trying
Do you have a particular theme that would summarise your photographs? Water, Landscape, Buildings, lowlight and backlight
Where is the best place that you have been to take photos? Milford Road and Sound
What piece of equipment could you not do without in your camera bag? Lens hoods
Do you have any advice for your fellow photographers? Follow your vision and don’t give up
Do you have any favourite photography related websites or web resources that you’d like to share with other members? DPS (Digital Photography School)
Cambridge in Colour
Any other comments? I enjoy my membership of DPS and by participating, listening and looking, learn much which then challenges me to put into practice