How long have you been taking pictures?
I’ve been taking pictures for years, learning actual camera settings somewhere around 1978.
What camera/lenses do you use?
Sarina and I shared her father’s old Ricoh camera to learn. We were lucky enough to have a family member that worked at a Photo Mat and kept us in great supply of film. That certainly came in handy! Today, I shoot Canon primarily and have a wide assortment of lenses. We have a Nikon P900 that we play around with because of the great zoom and have purchased a used Olympus Mirrorless to incorporate with our gear.
What is your favorite genre and subject matter?
My favorite genre is street photography, though I don’t often get the opportunity to get out and do it. In addition to taking photos for our own pleasure, Sarina and I run a small photography business.
We started our business in 2011, opening our small studio at the end of 2012. I like to attribute the courage to start this endeavor to John Barclay and his presentation Dream, Believe, Create.
We are continually grateful for all of the opportunities we have had. Beginning with portraits, we grew into wedding photography, groups and real estate. We’ve had the pleasure of growing with families and being trusted to grow into new genres from the work we’ve done for them. I’ve also had the pleasure of having been asked to use my photos in a couple of books of poetry.
Any further thoughts?
Photography is always a way to meet great people. When I go out with my camera for the day, it usually leads the way to wonderful, meaningful encounters.