Charles McCrossan's Photograph Collection
Welcome to my site.
I have been interested in photography since I was a teenager, joining a photography club at school and learning how to do my own black and white processing there. I now have grandchildren who often feature in my photographs and who take an interest in my collection of photographs. While they may never experience working in a dark room, or getting their hands wet in producing a photograph, I hope they will soon be teaching me more about how to get the most from the world of digital photography.
The topics of my collection are varied, ranging from family shots, through railways, shipping and transport in general, to gardens and architecture, and I also enjoy the challenge of low-light photography. Many of my holiday trips encompass most of my favourite subjects at some stage and the images captured become a travelogue for future reference. I am continually fighting against time to process and publish my latest efforts while working through my back catalogue of prints and negatives in order eventually to display my whole photographic journey in one place - here on SmugMug.
While I strive to learn more and more, and to improve the photographs that I take, the photographic record of an event, day or journey has always been my primary concern, especially when travelling. This results in some images published on my site lacking the clarity, and good composition that can be achieved with perfect camera settings, steady hand and /or platform, and great lighting conditions.
The first photographs I ever took were on a family Kodak Box Camera. The first camera I could call my own was a Kodak Brownie 127. My first 35mm film camera was a Cosmic 35 - all manual settings, used with a separate hand held light meter. My grand-daughter's first "toy camera" produces digital images and is more sophisticated than any of the above!
Today I use Canon EOS cameras and lenses, but also include images from various digital compacts and smart phones within my collection.
I live in Glasgow and photograph extensively around the city, the Firth of Clyde and Scotland in general.
I hope you find something of interest during your visit, and if you do, I hope you will return from time to time to see the latest additions.