I have always been
interested in photography and on my 10th birthday I received a used Brownie
camera and 5 rolls of film; I was in heaven. Heaven lasted until the
film was gone and I didn't have the moola to buy more.
a young man I played around with many different kinds of cameras
including range finders, twin lens reflex, old press cameras, and 35
mm. It seems my life, at that time, wasn't compatible with photography and the cameras
would leave me. I would see great photo and think I can do that, I know I
can, I am sure of it. However, I didn't have the means to do anything
about it until I was in my forties.
Finally I was able to get my hands on a F100 and several lenses. I took some workshops and started to learn the craft and art of photography. The most important thing I did was just get out and shoot. However, that all came to a screeching halt; vandals broke into my house and took all of my equipment.
Six years went by without a camera and as funny as it sounds, I pined for a camera. I would dream about being out in the wild and capturing images. Even during the waking hours, I would see a scene and think I would set my tripod here and shoot that at f8 and......... The creative juices flowed but had no outlet.
The day my beautiful wife gave me a D300 it felt just like I was 10 all over again and I didn't have to worry about running out of film!