Photography and me

I've been interesting in photography as long as I can remember. I tried but was a dismal failure at water colors, oil painting, charcoal, pastels, and pen and ink drawings. I knew what I wanted a piece to look like, but I could never make it happen. But photography seems to be something I can do.

I used my mother's very old Kodak Duo Six Twenty camera to take family photos on holidays and vacation trips.

Kodak Duo Six Twenty

In college, I was lucky to acquire a Nikon Photomatic FTN:

Nikon FTN

I used this, with a tripod, flash, and telephote for years. I took some photography classes, but mostly learned by taking pictures. Early on, I limited myself to black and white for financial reasons - and am happy I did. It was a great way to learn composition and contrast.

Currently I am using a Nikon D200 with the standard kit 70-200 VR zoom and plan to add a fast prime and a longer telephoto (perhaps up to 400) next. Followed, eventually, by a wide angle and a macro.

I have an account at SmugMug for my photos, many of which are for sale.  I have been very pleased with SmugMug and recommend them highly. If you choose to use them, use my discount code and we will both benefit.

Here is a slide show of some of my recent photos.

I am building some galleries of my photos available for sale. All the proceeds will go to Green Dot Lewiston-Auburn, an organization bringing Bystander Intervention Training to my local community