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  • Birthday 01/12/1963

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  • Location Solihull, England
  • Full Name Geoff Brown

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  1. GeeBee added a post in a topic Death of the "Camera Counter"   

    I never thought digital would take off, not for the non professional anyway, when i was working freelance for Canal & Riverboat, Waterways World, Yachting monthly and other travel magazines and brochures, there was nothing to beat than Fuji Velvia 50 6x6 exposed at 80 asa, with developing times adjusted in the darkroom to compensate, the colours were so saturated, all the editors I dealt with loved the colours that film gave me.
    My first digital camera came free with a new computer and printer outfit back in 2001,I never really took to it, 2MP, which gave a photo of 6x4" and it eat AA batteries like they were going out of fashion, so it sat in the draw, still can't remember what happened to it, as I know I don't have it now, I carried on using good old film until 2004 when I bought the Nikon D70 when that was released, it was cheaper and superior to the earlier and more expensive D100, after I had got used to using digital and the software which wasn't cheap at the time, but I bought a few books and learnt the in's and out's of Photoshop and Lightroom, I still have a few film cameras but haven't used on since around 2006,but these days all my photo's are taken on my Nikon D7000, I'm not even sure that the magazines I still do the odd commision for still accept film now.
  2. GeeBee added a post in a topic Death of the "Camera Counter"   

    I've still got a load of 35mm film in the freezer, most of it is transparency, which I love, back when i was working as a full time Pro' working as a travel photographer and doing freelance work for many travel magazines, tourist boards, postcards etc, I used a 120 Mamiya, not the lightest camera in the world but the photo's I got from that were so much better than 35mm, Fujichrome Velvia 50 was probably the best film I had ever used.
    I had my own colour darkroom using Jobo equipment, enlarger and processor, but stopped using the darkroom when work got so busy I had to outsource all my work to a Pro' lab in B'ham, what was my darkroom is now my hobby room.
  3. GeeBee added a post in a topic Revell Trabant 601s Universal   

  4. GeeBee added a post in a topic Revell Trabant 601s Universal   

    Had a little time on my hands yesterday, so I started the flocking on the inside, got the rear parcel shelf finished, not a brilliant photo, as it was taken on my smartphone ....

  5. GeeBee added a post in a topic Back to the Future II Delorean   

    Superb Build .... Love it
  6. GeeBee added a post in a topic Bugeye Sprite   

    Superb build, I put one of these together a few years ago, nice kit to build ....
  7. GeeBee added a post in a topic Revell Trabant 601s Universal   

    Well a few health and family problem have kept me away from the hobby room, anyway I managed to get in there this afternoon and dig out the body from the plastic container it's been sitting in since it was re-painted, a few dust nibs had to be wet sanded out, then polished using a few different compounds, and third time lucky, the paintwork has turned out just fine ....

  8. GeeBee added a post in a topic All new Citroen DS19 kit   

    The jack stand was usually kept in the boot, but most owners turned the spare wheel over to store the jack stand inside the wheel, but from the factory the wheel would be stored in the position that Ebbro have done it, the photo you posted shows an early U.S spec' DS, i'm not sure if the wheel would be been stored differently to the Euro' spec DS's, the book I have, Citroen DS, The Complete Story, doesn't mention it.

  9. GeeBee added a post in a topic Another 'Oldie'......Morgan 3 wheeler   

    Very nice and very realistic .....
  10. GeeBee added a post in a topic Alclad 'll chrome, what am I doing wrong?   

    After trying Alclad's black base with very little success, i went over to Testors gloss black enamel thinned with lacquer thinners, with first class results.
  11. GeeBee added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Spotted this in town yesterday, strange looking Taxi though ...

  12. GeeBee added a post in a topic Bedford Tipper Truck (Emhar 1/24)   

    Nice start .....
  13. GeeBee added a post in a topic Auto ID #171 Finished   

    The Parent company of Subaru is Fuji Heavy Industries, and Toyota have a 16% share in their parent company ....
  14. GeeBee added a post in a topic Jaguar XJ-S (Finished)   

    Superb build, never seen one of these built up .....
  15. GeeBee added a post in a topic Delahaye 135, Heller, 1/24   

    Absolutely stunning model, and super clean build, what magazine is it going to be in ?