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Dorchester-based Tony Harding and his passion for photography

PUBLISHED: 16:57 27 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:57 27 March 2017

Weymouth Harbour in Autumn (Photo by Tony Harding)

Weymouth Harbour in Autumn (Photo by Tony Harding)

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Tony Harding is a landscape gardener based in Dorchester who has a lifelong passion for photography, which these days he does on the spur of the moment

You won’t find me taking hours setting up my gear to capture ‘the shot’ or waiting for the ‘magic hour’, when the light is just right. I don’t even own a tripod. The images I capture are either taken on my way to and from work or during walks with Bertie, my black Labrador, but only if something grabs my attention.

I’ve had a keen interest in photography since my Camera Club days at school. Photography was originally intended to be my chosen profession but I turned down a place at university in order to help my mum and dad launch their business.

However, over the past 17 years, my work as a landscape gardener (with Sundial Landscapes) has got me outdoors and given me the opportunity to take more photos. I shoot mainly digital but I still enjoy the challenges that film offers. I tend to use: Sony A7 (digital camera), Nikon F100 (35mm film), Yashica Electro 35 (35mm film), Yashica Mat (medium format film) and the camera phone on my Samsung Galaxy S6.

The photos are very much ‘spur of the moment’ and I try to keep editing to a minimum: cropping, contrast, sharpen, saturation and rotation. Why edit the life out of an image?

See more on Tony’s Instagram.

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