My whole life I have enjoyed art and the creative process. When I was younger I enjoyed producing works of art in the mediums of pencil, pen and ink, prisma color oil based pencils and acrylic painting. Great photographs have always intrigued me. I have fond memories of sitting with the family for a slide show presentation by my father. Something I need to integrate with my family using digital images and a large TV screen.
My first camera was purchased in 1989, a Ricoh point and shoot film camera that I took with me to South Africa on my mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I started out in photography with a Nikon N65 film SLR and two sigma zoom lenses. I was never really good enough to improve with 35mm film due to the lack of instant feedback and the ability to take a lot of photos. Fortunately the digital era came along and saved my passion for photography. I purchased my first DSLR in 2006, a Nikon D80, which my son still uses today.
Photography, like any other skill, passion or hobby requires practice and study to improve. It also, like many other endeavors, is much easier and enjoyable with the right tools.
I love great landscape shots, and so my initial photography involved landscapes and other inanimate objects. This was also a comfortable and easy place to start because they don’t complain about how long you take on a shot or if you mess up the shot a hundred times before getting the settings right! My initial portrait, sports and family photographs were of my own children in their different activities. As you branch out into different types of photography you realize that there are specialized cameras, lenses and a myriad of other cool tools to make each type of photography better. My wife, hum what’s the right term… lovingly?, no, jealously?, no, sarcastically? maybe, refers to the research and desire for more camera gear as “camera porn”. She’ll walk in on me browsing a B&H Photo catalog or researching some camera thing on the internet and ask,”Are you looking at more camera porn???”. The correct answer to that question is always, No of course not Dear 😉
Thanks for visiting my website, it has always been a goal of mine to create this site to share my photography with my family and friends. I don’t claim to be a professional photographer or an expert on photography. I have learned quite a bit about the art and feel when conditions are right that I can take a wonderful photograph. To this end I hope to share what I learn in this wonderful journey into viewing the world around us through a lens!