I have been interested in photography for as long as I can remember. I would grab my mom and dad’s Kodak Instamatic whenever I could. My grandfather was the photographer of the family. He was the one always taking pictures at family gatherings. Whenever my grandparents would get back from a trip Grandpa would show us a slide show of the places he had visited. Places like Cypress Gardens in Florida or Bryce Canyon in Utah. I loved looking at his travel and family photos! I knew that one day I wanted to create my own photos. With the birth of my son, I started taking my own family photos. I bought my first 35mm SLR camera an Olympus OM10. I soon started taking photos of other things too. I seemed to have a knack for taking photos that friends and family thought were pretty good. I joined a local camera club. This is where I learned to make my photography more creative. The club had good speakers on various photo techniques. I learned allot about exposure and composition. I highly recommend joining your local camera club; it is a great place to learn if you are just starting. This is also where I learned about black and white photography. I set up my own dark room in the basement and started developing and printing my own work all those years ago. I still enjoy getting in the darkroom and making a great print. I get nostalgic for film. Anyway, that’s how all of this started many years ago and although there have been many cameras, new technology, college, jobs, awards, assignments, fun! I still remember my grandfather’s photos and his inspiration.
I was born and raised in York, PA. I now live in Titusville, FL.