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My interest in photography began when I was 14 or 15 years old. My father was an amateur photographer and he let me use his Nikon S2, a camera that was manufactured in the 1950’s (and is still functional today).


Armed with the Nikon S2, I used a handheld light-meter and set the camera’s aperture and shutter for each shot based on the film speed and the light reading. Then, under the orange glow of the darkroom lights I produce my own black-and-white prints with an Omega enlarger and pungent Kodak chemicals. I always marveled watching the photos slowly appear in the first tray of chemicals. (There were three trays of chemicals: developer, stop bath, and fix).


When I was getting started, I spent a lot of time with The Amateur Photographer’s Handbook by Arron Sussman.  From this book, and some instruction from my dad, I learned the basics of how to compose images and capture light.


After owning a few different Nikon film cameras and expanding into color photography, I purchased a digital camera in 2005 (a Nikon D50). More recently, I upgraded to a Nikon D600. 


I enjoy photographing just about anything, but typically I photograph birds, landscapes, and old buildings.  Ultimately, the challenge and joy for me is to create engaging images from our everyday surroundings.


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Birds 2017

Visitors 0
0 photos
Created 2-Jan-17
Modified 2-Jan-17

Birds 2016

Visitors 36
205 photos
Created 2-Jan-17
Modified 2-Jan-17
Birds 2016

2015 Birds & Butterflies

Visitors 48
31 photos
Created 13-Aug-16
Modified 13-Aug-16
2015 Birds & Butterflies

Outside

Visitors 47
39 photos
Created 2-Jan-17
Modified 2-Jan-17
Outside

Buildings

Visitors 37
41 photos
Created 2-Jan-17
Modified 2-Jan-17
Buildings

Other

Visitors 35
34 photos
Created 2-Jan-17
Modified 2-Jan-17
Other

Cars and Airplanes

Visitors 21
50 photos
Created 2-Jan-17
Modified 2-Jan-17
Cars and Airplanes

Mansfield Car show 2013

Visitors 14
21 photos
Created 1-Sep-13
Modified 1-Sep-13
Mansfield Car show 2013

Action

Visitors 28
14 photos
Created 11-Aug-13
Modified 11-Aug-13
Action

Lakeside, Ohio

Visitors 14
18 photos
Created 2-Jan-17
Modified 2-Jan-17
Lakeside, Ohio
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