Author: Paul

How it all started: I got interested in photography sometime in high school, around 1979, or so. I worked with a guy named Bob Jennings. Bob was a photographer for his school newspaper. I remember that he had a Minolta SRT-101, manual camera. We worked together at York Steak House in Summit Mall in Fairlawn, Ohio. One day, Bob invited me to his home to see his darkroom and some of the photos that he had taken. It was at…

Previously, I said that it’s not about the camera and I stand by that assertion. The camera is the tool, it is the photographer that provides the idea. So, you want to take good pictures? “A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” – Ansel Adams What more can I say? Ansel Adams said it best. I’ll elaborate a bit: I love the outdoors. As a child, I…

If anything new, wacky, crazy, unusual, or just downright wierd happens, it usually happens in California first! But, even though they call it the land of fruits and nuts, it is a beautiful place! I’ve not been anywhere that compares to it, although I do find my new home of North Carolina quite appealing, it’s no California. Californians spend a great deal of money to protect their natural resources. Everywhere that we went in California, especially around the LA area…

Sure, he’s shiftless, lazy, unemployed, and basically good for nothing except as a “love sponge”, at which he excels, but sometimes he has great ideas! What I’ve learned is that sometimes you just have to say: To heck with the normal everyday world, find a nice comfortable place to lay your head and enjoy the sunshine.

One of the first things that people ask when they see a photograph that they like is: “What kind of camera do you have?” This is usually followed closely by: “What shutter speed, aperture, etc. did you use?” Well, none of these things matter in the least. What matters is what you saw, or at least your interpretation of it, how you felt about it, and how you wanted to portray it to the viewer. The camera is the least…

I guess that this would be as good of a place to start as any. I love photography and I love the environment. When I place the two together, allows me to say what I need to say without having to use many words. As they, say, whoever they are, a picture is worth a thousand words. Most recently, I haven’t been taking many photographs because I allowed life to get in the way, but that is about to end…

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