“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
I think the first time that I was interested in photography was through my mom. She always had the latest gadgets and in this case, it was the Polaroid  instant camera. At the time, I just thought it was cool. You could shoot a picture and then it would appear within minutes. granted, there were a lot of bad photos but it didn’t stop my mom from taking random shots and pasting them into some family photo album.
My first camera was my high school senior gift from my parents. They asked me what I wanted and while my friends wanted cars or a trip to Hawaii; I wanted a camera. It was an Olympus OM1 with an auto wider. (which I still have) 080I took that camera everywhere! Honestly, I didn’t know anything about focal points , apertures, rules of 3rds & composition?!? I just pointed the camera, clicked and hoped for the best. I spent a lot of money on film.
With the digital age, there came the camera upgrade. I upgraded to a Canon 20D and expanded to the lens and externals that I have now. I have never taken a formal class but there is so much information out there on the internet for an amateur like me that if I needed some info on settings, it was there on the web. Although, my suggestion now after many years of trial and error,  read, shoot, try different things until you find your medium. Right now, I love landscapes, who’s to say that I will still be shooting that a few years from now.
What I look for in my audience is the moment when they look at a photo that I took and they say, “WOW”
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