Matt Davenport

North East, England

Photographs are fascinating, capturing moments in time literally in a flash. My first camera was a Boots 110 EF, with a 26mm/f8 lens, fixed focus, and fixed exposure. You had to advance the film with a slider underneath and cross your fingers that once the pictures were developed in a day or so that they weren’t too dark or too blurry, or that they missed the moments they were meant to capture. Anyone can take a photo and yet I’ve always wanted to know what makes a great photo. What are the tricks of the trade and how can I use them to improve my photos? After years of using instamatics, and the dawn of the digital age, I bought a DSLR and have become addicted! I am currently studying for a BA (Hons) in Photography.