My name is Nick Hood and I am an amateur photographer. Although I had experimented with cameras1 as a child, I became more seriously interested in taking photographs during my time in the military and in aviation. Back then, my principal camera was a Nikon FM and a Tamron 200mm telephoto zoom, often with a 2x teleconverter attached, to take aircraft or airborne images. I liked Ektachrome 64 the best2. Now, a number of years later, I am enjoying photography again using a Fuji X-T2 and a small collection of lenses. Post processing is something I’m still trying to get my head around, particularly understanding the technical reasons for adjustments required to make a decent image from what was captured. That, and getting the capture right in the first place!
I have been in the habit of posting images quite randomly – some on Facebook, others on Twitter or Instagram, yet others on places like 500px, Lens Culture or Unsplash. Most of the posts I made were cross-posted to my blog, upsetting the flow of that and my LinkedIn. It’s taken me a couple of years of trying out different software and workflows but I think I’m settling on the principle of separating the strands of my several interests. This site, therefore, will be my principal platform for matters relating to imagery, in particular, photography.
What you see on this site are some examples of my photographs taken mostly but not exclusively with my Fuji. There may be some serendipitous photos taken with an iPhone, generally those posted to Instagram.