I've worked in advertising agencies for over 30 years, as a writer, art director, creative director, planner and analyst
I enjoyed photography as a child. After a prostate cancer dx, 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 want to improve 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. Recently I upgraded to a D810, mostly for professional build, pro control layout, and mirror up function. Needless to say, I'm dumbfounded by the step up. What this camera can do is quite remarkable.
When I enter challenges, I approach them 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 don't.
I hope to make a lot of friends here and share information and some good shots.