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).
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 or Photoshop for finer tuning of digital photos.
Saratoga Arts Member Exhibition (November 11-December 31, 2017)
Previous Photographic Exhibitions
Golden Thread Gallery (January 28 - March 11, 2017)
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)