Chris Rogers

Whitby Pier in the Rain
Whitby Pier in the Rain
Sunset on an Industry
Sunset on an Industry
Staithes - Lost in Time
Staithes - Lost in Time
The Blade - Hull
The Blade - Hull
Small White Pieris Rapae
Small White Pieris Rapae
Ready for the Off
Ready for the Off
Seals
Seals
Salford Quays Media Centr
Salford Quays Media Centr
Ribblehead
Ribblehead
Lochan nah Achlaise
Lochan nah Achlaise
Memories
Memories
Limestone Pavement Malham
Limestone Pavement Malham
Gibson Mill
Gibson Mill
Kinderdijk Windmills
Kinderdijk Windmills
Forboding - Hooded Vultur
Forboding - Hooded Vultur
Blues Man
Blues Man
Battle!
Battle!
Below Sgurr a'Chaorachain
Below Sgurr a'Chaorachain
Battle of Rivingtonia
Battle of Rivingtonia
BANG
BANG

I’ve been a member of HPIC for about 7 years but have been taking photographs since I was a teenager more than 50 years ago. I started out with a Kodak Brownie and went through various Instamatics. My first decent (?) camera was a Halina 35mm Compact, but my first 35mm SLR was a Russian Zenit E. I loved this camera, that was fully manual which I mainly used it to take monochrome images. I developed and printed these myself in my workplace photo-club darkroom.

 

Over the years I’ve had several film camera, including a Minolta 300E, Olympus OM1, Nikon F90 and various Olympus compacts.

 

After a break from photography from many years, I took up the hobby again with the dawn of decent digital cameras beginning with a Nikon D50, then D80 before going back to full frame 35mm with Nikon D700. I currently use a Nikon D750 and Z6, having invested in a full range of professional lenses, tripods and speed-lights. I also use a Fuji X100T for travel and street work when I don’t want to carry.

 

I take a wide interest in various genres but focus mainly on Landscape, Wildlife Mechanical and Industrial: capturing and recording things that might shortly disappear; also occasional portrait photography. Whilst I do enter photographic competitions occasionally, I am not driven by them other than to improve photographic technique. I also take on commissioned work as demand arises but remain under no pressure or need to turn professional.

 

HPIC is a warm and friendly club, which you can dip in or out as much as you want. Open and welcoming to all levels from the beginner to the experienced.