Butler, Eric

I have always enjoyed taking photographs on holiday especially colour. In my teens I bought my first camera, a Kodak Instamatic, and would search out the most colourful backgrounds. In 1976 I purchased an SLR, but only began to take photography seriously after retiring when I became a member of Nottingham and Notts Photographic Society after purchasing a digital camera.

My interest in the History of Photography began when I joined Bromley House Library and became Curator of Photography. I am also a member of the RPS Historical Group. Visits to photographic exhibitions sparked my interest in monochrome photography.

I have participated in workshops to produce daguerreotype, wet plate collodion, cyanotype and pinhole photographs, as well as producing prints from film. Although I find it quite magical when an image appears in a bath of liquid, I really enjoy using Photoshop and Nik Silver Efex to enhance my digital images.