Maybe the best way to start my blog is by quoting the first version of my About page . . .
I started serious photography back in the late 70’s, doing a mix of newspaper photography using 35mm cameras and weddings using medium format cameras. After graduating college, I stopped shooting for money, and did personal work for several years. At this point I was in love with medium format cameras and Fuji Velvia transparency film. I loved shooting transparency film due to the gorgeous prints one could produce using Cibachrome . Then I got married, had kids, moved, and stopped doing photography for me…
After many years, I am finally starting back into serious photography, but my has the landscape changed. Digital photography has been a boon for both pro and amateur photographers, but it does require a different mindset and workflow than my beloved Velvia + Cibachrome.
And hence this blog, and my associated portfolio site, have been created to document my path into the digital age, and perhaps help others with reviews, examples, etc. Hopefully my analog mind will adapt!
Perhaps the best example showing the tremoundous impact of digital photography can been seen in my current header photograph, reproduced here in case I ever change it:
Taken with a camera that is 5.94 inches high, 2.98 inches wide, 0.33 inch deep, and weighs 6.84 ounces. Of course I am talking about a smart phone, in this case an iPhone XR. In-phone produced panoramic photo, with no post editing other than cropping to fit and converting the native HEIC format to JPEG.
Show that photo to me 30 years ago and I would have been amazed. Tell me how big the camera was, and how you did it, and I would have thought you were crazy. Now anyone can make them . . .