My first experience with hands-on photography was with Instamatics and Polaroids in the early and mid 70’s ....after I was married and my kids were born. After taking a lot of awful images, I decided that it must be the fault of the crappy cameras I had been using so I purchased my first serious camera, a Canon AE-1 Program SLR in 1982. I quickly found out it wasn’t the cameras. I read a few How To photography books in the library and took a couple of courses on photography in a local camera shop. I learned that being a beginner photographer is like being a beginner golfer.
Many of your shots are really bad but then there is that one beautiful shot every now and then that gets you really excited. Over the years, my family and pets have been willing models for me and since I joined the Churchville Photography Club 15 years ago, I have learned quite a bit about what I should have been doing all those years.
My photography style is quite eclectic as the following images will attest and I enjoy most facets of the hobby. Travel photography and family images turn me on the most and I enjoy macro, candid wedding & performance images quite a lot also. I try to look for a humorous slant in my images when I can and love the interaction with people when I’m out and about with my camera. I know that I don’t have an artist’s eye but I enjoy what I do. The Canon 5D is my camera nowadays and I hope to continue to learn more about photography and apply that knowledge with every touch of the shutter button.
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