Hello and welcome to the start of the 'Thanet Photo Group.
Let me introduce myself, my name is James 'Jim' Valentine. I'm 28 years old and have had a long standing interest in photography, be it digital, analogue or home made. Although I do use digital cameras, I prefer using film cameras, developing at home and am currently building a darkroom in a shed.
What is this group about:
I decided to start the 'Thanet Photo Group' for a number of reasons:
* To create a collection of photographs of Thanet on Deviant Art.
* To create a local group where photography related meets can be arranged around the area.
* To allow local like minded people to share hints and tips with each other.
If things go well I would like to create a dedicated forum where members can come along, post photos, share their knowledge, view the list of outings and much more.
I would like to emphasize that this group isn't about a race to have the 'best' photographs, but more a place of having some fun doing something that you enjoy and hopefully learning a little and making new friends along the way.