This is the character I want, if it is possible.
He is an early twenties London school of art graduate who is trying to take a 'winter sunset over Ashness bridge' photo.
Ashness bridge is very famous in the Lake district for a particular view of it which features on every souvenir imaginable.
The bridge is always crowded out during the summer with tourists, amateur and pro photographers all trying to take the same cliched landscape.
So the snobbish city photographer is determined to get a groundbreaking winter sunset picture with which to make his fame and fortune.
He is a very arrogant ponce and sees himself as a classical photographer, and will be shooting on film rather than digital, developing himself in his makeshift darkroom in a rented Keswick holiday cottage.
He argues with a kindly passing farmer about why he uses film and applies the effects he wants using filters and development technique, not 'fucking photoshop.'
Thanks Otto some useful stuff there!
@ Mr Harvest, is it conceivable that someone would actually try that, or is that mostly a hardcore photography in joke? Either way I likes it!
For the purposes of the story, he needs to be developing his own shot film, and then finding problems when he develops it back at the cottage (what would be the usual problems with self developing?)
He has to return for three nights running, getting more and more irritated, and mocked each time by the farmer.
Something under the bridge is causing reflections.....
He gets eaten by a hideous H.P. Lovecraft creature that the farmer and his brethren have been breeding and re-introducing to he fells.
The farmer picks up his kit to sell it on, wishing it was an expensive digital model.