Thanks for Visiting
Photography has been a lifelong passion, career and hobby for me. My first full time job out of college was as a photographer for a local newspaper. I spent most of my money on equipment and was the first person in my area to own a motor drive Nikon F and later two Hasselblads, one of them a motor drive. At first the Nikon caused issues with some reporters because the noise was picked up on their tape recorders (quite common today but not in the early 70s)!
I shot perhaps 15,000 rolls of Tri-X during my newspaper days but now I'm totally digital. I would have killed for these modern marvels back then! Even so, I pushed the envelope back in those days, experimenting with recording film pushed to outrageously high speeds so I could shoot night football and indoor basketball without having to use flash. That also gave me the ability to use a long lens on the Nikon to get shots no one else could. Sports lighting back then was nowhere near as bright as it is today. You can see some examples in the Sports gallery. While the images show a lot of grain (noise), they were sharp, which worked well on newsprint.
Enjoy the galleries and if you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me.