Member Since: May 27, 06
BiographyI started taking pictures as a child, with my Brownie box camera (won in a supermarket raffle). If you know what that is, then you are probably as old as I am. I made the change from 35mm to digital a few years ago, and love the freedom of "touching up" otherwise almost great photos (and dumping the loads of not-so-great shots).
Living in Puget Sound provides endless opportunities for nature and scenic photography which is my first love.
Artist's StatementGood photography is all in the "eyes" - you can learn techniques - but you are born with the eyes.
Camera EquipmentOlympus E-520 SLR
ass't lenses - favorite, most-used is 18-180mm
Olympus SP-565UZ - basically a much newer and better version of the C-765 below. . . all the bells and whistles that have been added in the last 5 years, incl. 10 megapixel, 20x zoom.
Olympus Camedia C-765 - more than a point&shoot-good manual and auto-capability.
Casio Exilim EX-Z850 - my pocket/purse camera.
Last film camera (LOVED this baby) Olympus OM-2 - that camera took me through many years of happy shooting. Still have it - but don't use it.
Favorite PhotographersActually, I "lurked" on this sight for over a year before I signed on, and some of the photography on this site is magnificent - as good as anything out there. Love getting to "know" people by the shots they take and the stories they tell.
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