I’m fairly new at this. Not so much at taking pictures (I started on 35mm film years ago in St. Catharines) but composing and thinking about what it is I’m shooting. I tend to be impatient (“really?” my wife might say); I’m always looking for the next shiny object. But film photography requires patience and so I stayed mostly in “snapshot mode”, never really discovering the art and beauty in photography. However, technology—digital photography, YouTube “how to” videos and channels, Facebook groups, and a “drone”—has opened new windows for me.
As I discover what subjects I most like to shoot, I’ve certainly reacquainted myself with black and white photography. Its moodiness, the subject’s often obtuse nature, the almost real but not quite (because the world isn’t black and white) . . . that’s a real draw. But then again, I’m also very attracted to the “small”, bold colours, and landscapes that are almost painting-like.
I work out of my home office in Campbellford. I started up Birds-i Digital Imagery Services a couple of years ago and this was the direct link to finding pleasure and expression in photography. In the former, I take photos and videos for real estate and business. In the latter, I get to play and explore.