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Jym Valentine
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Just like everybody else I am feeling the need for more time. After I have done a shift at work, come home and spent time with my family (kitten included), done some housework (grr), all of a sudden the light has gone.

As any photographer will know, light can be a fairly important part of our image making process, perhaps it's time for me to get my tripod out of its case and for the first time in a number of years have a go at night time photography. Lets face it, if I have no time in the day, night photography make sense. Perhaps in the coming weeks I will create a gallery of long exposures and grainy high speed film images or maybe even put the low noise ability of my 5D MKII to the test.

Either way, it's about time I add some more images to the Deviant Gallery.

Little moan: As some of you may know I have an ongoing interest in film photography and as such I can spend a fair amount of time browsing the traditional darkroom section of DeviantART. It amazes me how some people believe that a bad self portrait with a digital camera belongs in the traditional darkroom section, or a hand drawn animé image. Is the darkroom so outdated now that some younger people just think anything goes!

Thank you for reading.

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Finally started my A-Level photography course on Wednesday, dealt with lots of paperwork and lists of dates etc... etc... looking forward to next Wednesday when things should start to become a bit more exciting.

As I am a bit of a film nut and every week another lab seems to have dropped their film services in favour of a dry lab I have now acquired a Sony UY-S90 scanner (35mm, Slide & APS) from the late 90's to catalogue my old and current negatives. Just need to find a decent 120 scanner now!

I am currently working on starting up a dedicated hand film processing service for B&W process with the intention of adding a service for E6 & C41 process at a later date (once I get a suitable thermostat system/processor).

As I am now a Photography student I think I might treat myself to an annual subscription on DeviantArt.

Over and out.

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I think it's time that I start using Deviant Art a bit more as it's been a little forgotten.

Today I managed to take out my home made pinhole camera and take a few exposures, I plan on doing this a lot more over this summer as I ditch other hobbies and interests to make way for my creative imaging work.

This year is the year that I will take on the AS level in Photography, yay, I can't wait, although being 26 now I may feel a little old :( when put in a class full of A-Level students.

Oh well, better be off now as I have work early tomorrow!

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I have to say I am dissapointed that another year has gone by without me even noticing it, although I am experiencing a burst in creative energy for my photography as I now live in the sometimes sunny seaside town of Whitstable so have lots of new sites to click away at... Although I am taking lots of night shots and sunsets due to the hours that I am required to waste for money in order to live.

Perhaps one day I will get a whole day off where I can work on nothing but my camera (and beer).

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By which I mean 'why is time going so damn fast'.

I have just updated my profile as I noticed that my age was 2 years out on here!! Was it really that long ago that I updated this page.

I'm sure you can tell that I have nothing much to do as I am writing in a box that nobody reads, anyhow. I am now getting to the stage of upgrading my gear which is allways nice, got a new camera body and a nice and shiney lens (well the lens was bought about 6 months ago), I am also building up a selection of infra red based equipment...

Anyhow, I'm off now.

Over and out!

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