As an avid technologist, or as my wife would say, GEEK, my first draw to photography was the mechanics and capabilities of the equipment. My first foray into photography came with the purchase of a Pentax 35mm SLR, which was stolen less than a year later. From there, it was an easy move to the Nikon N80, which was my last 35mm film SLR. As digital SLRs became more affordable, my inner geek urged me to switch over. That switch came in the form of a Canon 20D DSLR, and I haven’t looked back. Since that original DSLR purchase, I’ve migrated through several iterations and models from Canon. After the 20D I moved to Canon’s 40D then on to the 7D before decided to go “full-frame”, which prompted a move to the 5D Mk II. Finally, I ended up on the Canon 5D Mk III where I currently reside.
My passion for photography comes primarily in the joy and pride I feel, when I see the look on someones face, or their reactions on social networks, when they view some of my work. I love being able to capture a moment in time, that will have a special meaning to someone for the rest of their life. Those reactions are what truly drive me to become a better photographer.
“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”