I became interested in photography when I watched my grandfather making prints in his darkroom. I was 10 years old. I remember it well because that was the first, and last time I turned on the light, ruining a beautiful black and white print. My grandfather, to his credit, simply laughed. Later on he taught me the Zone System, and how to make consistently excellent black and white prints. For the next 35 years I learned all I could as a ‘traditional’ photographer shooting color as well as B & W.
Today photography has evolved to higher technology, digital. This has had the single most profound affect in photography since the introduction of 35mm cameras. Not wanting to totally abandon traditional photography, I have combined both technologies. Using both together has allowed me to expand my subjects. Whereas I shot only landscapes, I now shoot travel, commercial/industrial subjects, sports, and also create special effects.
If a photograph stirs but just one person’s emotions, then it has succeeded.
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