I purchased my first camera in 1968 while serving in the US Army stationed in Germany. That first camera was a Pentax and I worked with slide film. After becoming familiar with the camera I took a 10-day leave and took photographs in Italy concentrating on Rome and Florence. After leaving the Army at the end of 1969 I began a teaching career. I used the Pentax camera as a tool while teaching physical education and coaching. I purchased my first Canon digital camera in 2006. I continued to use the new camera in teaching until I retired in 2008 and in coaching until I left coaching in 2018. In 2008, I began photographing sports for a small high school as a service to the students and parents. In my personal work, landscape photography is my primary focus.
I have long been intrigued by the large and medium format film process and results. Two years ago I purchased a used Hasselblad medium format camera and I have been working on getting positive results from this format. Some old dogs learn new processes more slowly than others. It is worth the effort and time involved.