Thursday, January 04, 2007
1: How long have you been involved in photography?
I’ve taken snapshots off and on since I was a child. Have always had cameras around but didn’t use them much – mostly for trips. We have a nice SLR but it is so heavy to carry around that it was only brought out for special occasions. I really started being more involved when I got a digital camera and then started putting photos at Wunderground.com. That site requires fresh
2: Equipment you use?
Right now my main big camera is a Panasonic FZ-30, my pocket camera is an Olympus C-7000. I still put up shots taken with my first digicam, an Olympus C-2100, which is the best camera I’ve had but only 2 MP. I have found I am hard on cameras. I’m still putting up shots taken with my now disabled cameras – a Pentax WPi and a Canon A620 too.
3: Mac or PC?
4: What inspires you?
God’s creation first of all. Then seeing other people’s photos. In addition to the fun of seeing many wonderful things, I find I have learned so much just studying how they saw the subject and how they framed and finished the shot. I’ve been very lucky here are at Wunderground to meet people who are very generous with their talents and knowledge.
5: Preferred subject matter?
Natural things mostly – our birds, flowers but really anything that catches my attention. I do a lot of macros, would like to do more landscapes.
6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture
Wow that’s hard. There are so many things. Views of and from mountains I guess.
7: When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?
My online friends and I include Google with since I have ‘met’ many helpful people by googling.
8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop?
Mostly self taught. I have taken a few Photoshop classes. The web has been a remarkable resource. Every day it is easier to find articles and tutorials that help with any questions or explain techniques for shooting and the digital darkroom.
9: Plans for the future?
More travel and specifically travel with photography as a main goal.
10: In one word, describe your photography.
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