My interest for photography came about when I was 14 years old. Then, digital cameras were just becoming popular. I first started shooting with a Canon 3.2 megapixel Powershot camera. I loved it, I was hooked. I would take pictures of any and every thing. My main focus quickly became long exposure. It was amazing to me that leaving the shutter open for an extended period of time could produce such amazing effects or results. After becoming proficient with the digital world, I wanted to take a step back and learn to shoot with a fully manual film camera, a Nikon FG. This allowed me to experiment further with long exposures, not being limited to a 30 second exposure as I was with the digital. I considered everything I shot then to be “experimental,” as I was typically unsure of how the end result would look.
Time went on, life happened and my time for my new hobby became distant. In 2012, I became once again fully enveloped in the world of photography. Canon became my gear of choice and also adding to my “home studio” arsenal. Suddenly portraits became the subject matter that was most interesting to me. After stumbling on the portfolios of photographer’s like Douglas Sonders, Glyn Dewis, David Jackson and others, I knew there was much more to what my mind considered a “portrait.” I found myself browsing their blogs for hours, maybe while I should have been working, but nonetheless.
That brings me to where we are now. I’m always learning, always evolving and always up for a new adventure.