#throwbackthursday Number 1

It took a while but here I am again, with a post for my hashtag project.

One of my first posts on this blog was of my first photo, taken at Windsor Safari Park, which later became Legoland. I’m not going back that far for this #throwbackthursday though.

This photo comes from 2001, there were no black monoliths involved, nor psychotic artificial intelligence, but I would consider it the start of my odyssey.

I was just beginning to get interested in the idea of Portrait Photography, and I had purchased a Jessops Portakit flash setup. I was still using 35mm film back then and I think the camera was a Ricoh.

You can see how inexperienced I was. The white balance is off, the background (home made form a dyed sheet) is creased, and there is little to no posing involved. We all have to start somewhere, and we learn from the mistakes. I hope you agree that I have improved drastically!

My niece was a beautiful model for me to start practicing with though, and I look forward to getting an update on this shoot the next time I am in the UK.

Craig Lucas