|The Minolta SRT 303b SLR camera|
One of the first piece of advice my father told me was to be careful of the light meter inside the camera. There was a little needle that I needed to keep inside a round circle for exposure to come out properly. There was no much of a choice for film speed as I was an amateur with no knowledge of what to do with it, so I stuck with ASA 100.
My lens had to be one of Analog Minolta 50mm f1.4-16 or Analog Vivitar 55mm f2.8-16 macro. Since I knew nothing about lenses, my father thought that the Minolta 50mm f1.4-16 was a good choice at that time.
|Analog Minolta 50mm f1.4-16 lens|
|Analog Vivitar 55mm f2.8-16 macro lens|
Here are some of the photos I took that day. There were developed in a local shop and I gave them to my classmates to see. That was my first public "exhibition" ever!
|At the ferryboat to Antirrio. This is the Rio castle.|
|A lake near Messologgi|
|The long set of stairs at Patra|
Of course there were no composition rules applied, I knew nothing and I wanted to know everything, I still want to learn whatever I can find useful. What I learned from this experience was that snapshots have always retained their value through time and that I should count my photos after they return them to me. There were some missing, you see...