After a lengthy absence from any serious photography, I decided to jump back into it a couple of years ago, because I truly love taking pictures. Moreover, every aspect of photography.
Having first wet my appetite for taking pictures while looking through the viewfinder of a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, with graduating points to a Kodak 110 Instamatic, Olympus FTL, Minolta SRT101, then ending with a Canon A-1. Even purchased equipment and setup my own darkroom. What a blast!
All self-taught, mainly through trial and error, but also through the Time-Life Books: Life Library of Photography series. What a wonderful set of books. Kind of wish I still had them!
Enter - a different career! Prior to this point, there wasn't anywhere I could be seen without a camera in my hands, or slung over my shoulder, or at least, within a quick snatch-n-grab distance! During this point in my life, I decided to focus my attention to the immediate task at hand, and decided to put down my cameras.
Now I'm reeducating myself, just about everything all over again, but this time through the digital world. I'm finding it slightly more difficult this time around. All the variables attached to a DSLR that weren't there in my 35mm film cameras. It can be daunting at times, to say the least! No longer have a darkroom, but I do have a computer and software, which can add to the headache at times. However, Iím really glad that I donít have to pay for film processing, though! This digital stuff's supposed to be simpler, right?
I truly am finding that Ė Every Dayís a School Day!