Update on my photography
Wow, what a year and huge steps into my personal photography. What started out as a venture to just increase my overall skill set as gone full bore, balls to the wall shutterbug nut. My focus was just step up my game in Landscape, Weather and Food photography but now I am doing it all. It would seem I am slowly developing a creative style beyond my original intentions for this blog and here I am today. Added notches to the camera strap include, Long Exposure, Astro, Macro and Portrait.
My journey in photography didn’t start with a smartphone. It started at a garage sale at the age of 10 where I procured an ancient Zeiss Ikon. I was able to get film and my father showed me some basics but I was dirt poor. There wasn’t much money and surely not much to get film processed. But this wasn’t my mother’s Brownie 110 so I was good.
Later in my teens I was loaned a Nikon FG with a small selection of AI-S lenses and I was off to the races for over a year. Using all manual lenses made you think and even more so with film. My cousin was into astrophotography so we would spend hours photographing the moon, stars and sunspots. There was a crazy solar maximum going on so it made sense to do so.
By the time I was 16 I was pretty busy with music, ham radio, being a teen and working. I worked at a video transfer company in Orlando which happened to be one of a few in the country at the time that did this. I would spend what seemed to be an eternity splicing 8mm and 16mm film together. We would then shoot this film through a loom lens into a video camera and record it to VHS. I did this for a long time until the business never caught up to the changing time of digital and went under.
My biggest regret is that I never got to keep any of this photos and videos of my youth. They were lost to my nomadic lifestyle.