Lives in United States Benton Harbor USA, MI, United States
Works as a Writer
Joined on Dec 27, 2009
About me:

I've worked in advertising agencies for over 30 years, as a writer, art director and
creative director.

I enjoyed photography as a child. After a prostate cancer dx this fall, I made a
commitment to enjoy life more. I quit putting off what I enjoy, and I am here to learn
how to improve so I can enjoy photography more.

I have a very good design sense -- at least the awards in the books and on the walls
seem to confirm it. But I am very poor technically as a photographer.

I learned a lot with my companion Argus C-3 and a darkroom as a kid. Light, density
and that kind of stuff. But forgot a lot, too. Digital cameras baffle me. I put mine on
'M' and don't bother much with the tomfoolery. BUT, I love manual white balance.

I have friends who help me learn stuff. I read a lot. And I'm dedicated to working hard
to improve. I supervise shoots (studio and field) and sometimes I model, so I know
how hard photographers work.

I own a Nikon D90 and I'm learning and purchasing equipment.

I approach the challenges as class assignments. I don't have a big portfolio of photos
to rely on. I had a lifetime of photos, along with a few thousand taken from a year's
sabbatical on the road, stolen from me.

That is OK. I am here to learn. I always take constructive criticism well. Except when I

I hope to make a lot of friends here and share information and some good shots.

Recent activity


Snapshot of threads updated recently in which you have recently participated.

Subject Forum Last post
Nikon 80-400mm or Sigma 150-600mm Sport ??? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 3 weeks ago
D90 High ISO Workout at Swim Meet Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk Jan 5, 2014
photographing snowflakes Macro and Still Life Photography Feb 2, 2013
Cancer stricken garbage. Challenge Discussions Jan 1, 2013
What should be done with cheats ? part 2 Challenge Discussions Jul 20, 2012
51 Countries on my Motorcycle - What camera? Beginners Questions Apr 19, 2012
Worlds largest camera News & Rumors Talk Mar 21, 2012
Bizarre English copyright case. News & Rumors Talk Mar 3, 2012
Messin' around at sundown. 2 Shots, C&C Please Black and White Photography Feb 20, 2012
Just got the following comment which shocked me... Challenge Discussions Feb 9, 2012
B&W Forum way too contrasty??? Black and White Photography Feb 4, 2012
Voting in Black & White: Silver Efx Pro™ Software Plug-In — Odd Patterns Challenge Discussions Feb 4, 2012
Aperture 4 - A Serious Wishlist Mac Talk Feb 3, 2012
How to take pictures with a DSLR Beginners Questions Jan 31, 2012
Good lens for close-up-shots of technical devices (550D/600D) Beginners Questions Jan 30, 2012
why such a big difference ? Beginners Questions Jan 28, 2012
Dogs Gone Bad Black and White Photography Jan 28, 2012
would welcome some CC Black and White Photography Jan 27, 2012
New series Challenge Discussions Jan 27, 2012
Best Selling Camera? Breaks Sales Record? Aww... really? News & Rumors Talk Jan 26, 2012
O My God! News & Rumors Talk Jan 25, 2012
Echinacea Macro and Still Life Photography Jan 25, 2012
Photography snobbery Beginners Questions Jan 22, 2012
Core i7 Mac Mini love or hate? Mac Talk Jan 22, 2012
Scanning Photo into iPhoto or Aperture Mac Talk Jan 21, 2012
Red White and Blue challenge needs some impartial votes Challenge Discussions Jan 18, 2012
Get yourself over to the B&W Silver Efx Pro challenge Black and White Photography Jan 18, 2012
bad color and noisy.. what should i do? Beginners Questions Jan 18, 2012
compositions Beginners Questions Jan 18, 2012
How many pros would like a Canon G1X as another cam for some uses ? Pro Digital Talk Jan 18, 2012
Track cyclist Black and White Photography Jan 18, 2012
A few snow picture questions... Beginners Questions Jan 17, 2012
Host of McDonald's challenge is AWOL Challenge Discussions Jan 17, 2012
"Photo Fish Hunt" Challenge: Mechanics vs. Honesty Challenge Discussions Jan 16, 2012
Any way to install Snow Leopard on Lion machine? Mac Talk Jan 15, 2012
How's this photo? Beginners Questions Jan 15, 2012
Rugby Sevens in B&W Black and White Photography Jan 15, 2012
Why do you withdraw your pictures? Challenge Discussions Jan 15, 2012
Oops. Now I've Gone and Done it. Black and White Photography Jan 15, 2012
Why are the new Nikon D4 specifictations so crappy? Beginners Questions Jan 13, 2012
alfredo strikes again Challenge Discussions Jan 12, 2012
New Host's Challenge: Reject Snapshots.... What Next??? Challenge Discussions Jan 11, 2012
Best "bang for the buck" printer? Printers and Printing Jan 9, 2012
What should be done with cheats ? Challenge Discussions Jan 9, 2012
Which Zoom should I choose? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk Jan 9, 2012
Camera Bag Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk Jan 9, 2012
Why Entrants Don't Follow Rules: Part 2 Challenge Discussions Jan 8, 2012
HDR is Post Processing or picture taking? Challenge Discussions Jan 7, 2012
Why are HDRs and other PP work frowned upon? Beginners Questions Jan 7, 2012
What should you know if you want to host a challenge? Challenge Discussions Jan 6, 2012