Being a visual person I was destined to become consumed by photography and visual media. Using natural light for photographs is my preference, but I understand using a flash has benefits. I capture images I enjoy and am thrilled when I hear others enjoy my images too.
My interest in photography started somewhere around 10 years old. I remember going to Vermont with a friend and his father to tour a train museum. Apparently I was capturing lots of photos because my friends father began commenting on it. This of course was with a very basic camera, maybe using 126 film.
In 1976, a 110 camera was used on a trip to Hawaii. Lots of pictures were taken during that trip. I continued to use the 110, but after enlarging one or two I found enlargement should not be done using 110 negatives.
Photography took a back seat to other things, but I felt it tugging at me years later when, while living in Colorado, someone came to the door selling calendars with photographs in it. I looked at a photograph of a mill and thought, "I'd like to be able to capture photographs like that".
So, before a return trip to Hawaii in the early 1980's, a 35mm camera was purchased (Nikon FG). About a dozen or more rolls of film were used during that trip.
By the time the switch to digital occurred after 2005, quite a few bins of negatives and prints were created. Some of the bins are with me and I continue to scan in the negatives as time permits.
When you visit my website, you will see a variety of my images:
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I use Windows PCs, Lightroom, Photoshop CS6, Nikon D300S, Nikon 1 V1, and Sony A6300.
2011 - Southern Railway Museum: First Place in the Technique Category
2012 - Photo Walk, Asheville, NC: Best Photograph for this location
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