This website is a work in progress. I'm still figuring out how to set it up. So please forgive any glitches. But I decided to go "live" even though I don't have all my ducks in a row...
I've been in love with photography for as long as I can remember. As a child I owned a Kodak Brownie camera. And then various point & shoots. When I graduated from UCLA back in prehistoric times, my mother bought me a Pentax SLR and I started to take photography seriously.
I enrolled in several photography courses taught at UCLA Extension. I shot color film for slides and prints. But my favorite medium was black and white prints which I developed in a make-shift darkroom in the bathroom.
Gradually life intervened and for various reasons I sold my darkroom equipment and lost interest in photography. For many years I even traveled without a camera.
Eventually I traded in my beloved SLR (along with the suitcase full of lenses and filters) for an Olympus point & shoot. I was about to take a two-week trip back east to watch the leaves turn and I didn't want to lug all that equipment around with me.
So for the next twenty years I took pictures with various Olympus point & shoot film cameras. When digital arrived on the scene I bought a 1.3 megapixel Olympus and I knew I was on the cutting edge of technology!
Next up was the 8.0 megapixel Olympus SP-350 which accompanied me on my travels around the US and Europe. It was slow as heck but I have fond memories of it (and still sits in a drawer).
For years I really wanted a better camera but I kept thinking I had left it too late. I was too old. Every other photographer in the universe had a head start on me. Then, Christmas 2012 I said to heck with it, who cares? In five years I'll be five years ahead of where I am now.
So I browsed Amazon looking for an easy camera to migrate from a point & shoot to a DSLR. According to user reviews that was the Canon T3i. So I ordered it. At first I was intimidated by all the dials and settings and thought for sure I was in over my head. I almost returned the camera. But now I'm glad I didn't.
I'm just having fun taking pictures and doing the post processing in Lightroom and Photoshop. The workflow from in-camera to the end result on the web or in print keeps both the left and right side of my brain working overtime.
Thank you very much for visiting, I appreciate it!