I have been a photographer since I was a child. I started with a Box Brownie camera, learned how to develop film and print black-and-white pictures while in high school, got into semi-professional photography in college, and have been a keen amateur photographer ever since. I’ve worn out SLR Pentaxes and Leicas (and even a Hasselblad), went digital in 1995 with Apple’s first camera (the Quicktake 150), and have steadily upgraded since then, exclusively with Canon cameras (Powershot series), until finally returning to SLRs with a Canon Digital Rebel XT. However, the XT is now traded in for a Canon EOS 80D, along with the Canon 70-300mm lens (the L version). I signed on to the very first iPhone in 2007, its camera really wasn’t that great, but have steadily upgraded to each version of the iPhone and currently have an iPhoneXS. Its camera rivals even the Canon 80D under certain circumstances, and each generation of iPhone gets better and better—plus it’s always available in my pocket.
The new Canon 80D with the 70-300mm lens, while substantially heavier than my previous ones, will almost certainly accompany me on trips where my iPhones can't manage really sharp telephoto shots. In fact, it already has, on a trip to Ireland, where it allowed me to take shots that simply couldn't be taken with an iPhone.
Up until iOS10 and MacOS Sierra, I was using Aperture for managing and editing photographs, but Aperture is no longer supported on the Mac (and never was on iOS). And Photos for both MacOS and iOS has dramatically improved with its latest versions. So I've switched to Photos for post-editing, with Pixelmator Pro or Photoshop CC for finer tuning of digital photos.
LARAC Juried Art Exhibition, The Upside Down (October 5 - November 2)
Previous Photographic Exhibitions
Saratoga Arts Exhibition in the Saratoga Library (January 4th-30th, 2017)
Golden Thread Gallery (January 28 - March 11, 2017; juried exhibition)
North Country Arts "Visions" (March 29-April 29, 2017; juried exhibition)
LARAC Member Show (May 19-June 1, 2017)
Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts New York State Summer Art Show (June 15 -September 27, 2017; juried exhibition)
North Country Arts "Viewpoints" Exhibition (September 22-October 22, 2017)
LARAC Show 6 "Opposites" October 6- November 3, 2017 (juried exhibition)
Saratoga Arts Member Exhibition (November 11-December 31, 2017)
Saratoga Arts Art in Public Spaces-Saratoga Springs Community Federal Credit Union (January 8th-29th, 2018)
Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts NYS Winter Art Show (January 25th-April 4th, 2018)
West Hartford Art League CT+6 Exhibition(April 29-June 3, 2018)
North Country Arts Expressions Exhibition(May 5 - May 26, 2018)
Saratoga Arts Exhibition in the Saratoga Arts Center (August 28 - October 1, 2018)
Sunroom Photos (restricted)