Main camera/gear: Camera: Nikon D60. Lenses: Nikon 18-55, Nikon 55-200, Nikon 105 Micro, Tamron 200-400. Filters: 77 and 52 mm circular polarizers, 52 mm close-up attachment, various UV and color Cokin and scew-on filters. Lighting: Normark Norlite 400, Photoflex reflector. Tripod and monopod.
Favorite Editing Software: Adobe Photoshop
What is your specific background or interest in photography? I started taking pictures more frequently in the army with a PX-acquired 35 mm camera and ISO 12 Kodak color film. That camera went with me through training and overseas, usually at its point-and-shoot setting because that’s what I felt comfortable with. Later this activity stayed more or less confined to vacation trips, and it was only when I was nearing retirement and was searching for a hobby, that I realized that my interest in photography actually went beyond taking snapshots.
Favorite subject matter to photograph: I enjoyed assembling small-scale studio set-ups for flash photography, but basically I like to wander afield and photograph broad landscapes, keeping in mind that there needs to be a unifying theme and adherence to the basic compositional rules.
In what areas do you want to learn more about or improve your photography? Perhaps photographing from a stationary position, such as a blind, but in this I would be needing advice.
I enjoy being a member of WWPC because: what I know about taking well exposed and well proportioned photographs I have learned by being a WWPC member, listening to critiques of my own and others products, and sitting in on tutorials.
Don’t forget that next Wednesday February 20th we will be holding a judging/critique class. It will be at 6:30 PM at the Phipps in the ‘Commons’ room which is accessed by going up the elevator to the 2nd floor and down the end of the hall. Mike Waterman will discuss various factors of judging — category rules, technical aspects, composition and impact. The hope is that by identifying the elements of good photography, people will feel comfortable and somewhat knowledgeable about commenting on it. It is always good to filter the feedback and take what helps you grow constructively as a photographer.
I found this fun film on the state of photography as a career in 1946 by Ella73TV2. Things have changed! Keep shooting and see you at the judging class!