Lives in United States AZ, United States
Works as a Retired Photographer
Joined on Oct 5, 2013
About me:

When digital came in to the professional world in the early Nineties, I did not care for it and left the business, and returned to school. I earned my BFA in photography, and then I got my MFA in photographic studies. I studied under Beaumont Newhall who wrote A History of Photography while I was at UNM. I taught non-silver processes of of 18th and 19th centuries. I very much enjoyed the academic world, and met some interesting people. For many years I worked with an 11x14 Deardorff view camera with interchangeable backs in 8x10, 5x7, and 4x5. Then the major manufactures stopped making the film and papers that I used for many years, and I used up my stores I had frozen. I got my first digital camera in January 2013, and I am still tryng to find out if I like it.

Leftofcenter's current gear

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Canon Pixma MG5350
Other gear:
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 11
  • Canon Canoscan 9000F MarkII
  • Nikon 28f2.8AIS
  • Nikon FE

Leftofcenter's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Sony 300mm F2.8 G SSM II
Sony 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*
Sony Alpha a99

Leftofcenter's previous gear

Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8 ED-IF
Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D
Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D
Nikon AF-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Other gear:
  • Deardorff 11x14 View Camera Along with the 11x14 back I had a 8x10, 5x7, and 4x5 backs. I very much miss working in large format.
  • Hassablad 500
  • Nikon N90
  • Pentax 67