My interest in photography began when I was allowed to use my dad’s Kodak bellows camera with 620 B&W film. Interest continued in high school where I joined the camera club. We had access to a Rolleiflex and a darkroom with a Bessler enlarger. I took B&W pictures for the yearbook and to illustrate stories for the quarterly magazine. The club also took photos of various team sports and portraits of couples at school dances.
When I married I began to document my growing family with an Argus C3 (which I still have} with 35mm Kodachrome slides. This continued as my family grew to four children and my interests changed to include landscapes and streetscapes. I used various SLRs from Mamyia and Olympus until I finally switched to digital with an Olympus C2500 around 2001. I upgraded to my first Canon, the 40D and then the 50D and currently the Canon 6D full Frame.
Now that I am retired my interest in digital photography has increased along with my available time and new Canon lenses I use my involvement with photo clubs and other meet up groups to give me the opportunity to follow my interests.