Hi, I’m Bart.
I love taking pictures and experimenting with photography.
I have learned from my father how to develop pictures when I was 7 or 8 years old. Our small bathroom was turned into a darkroom lit only by red, home-made lamp. It was a pure magic for a young kid.
I remember my first camera, Russian Smiena 8M, and how much fun it was setting the shutter speed and aperture. It did not have anything electronic. No light measurements, no exposure, all parameters had to be set manually. I got very clever at operating it and most of my pictures were sharp, well-lit and produced good images. I was only 10.
I am a little older now, I have a couple of decent cameras and I just love taking pictures. I also love looking at pictures taken by others. Professionals, amateurs or even silly holiday shots by friends on Facebook. I thought it would be a good idea to share my images too.
I hope you enjoy my photographs on ViewfinderBZ Blog.