I first got into photography in the early 80’s when I wanted to take better images of my young son. So I went to Hunt’s Photo to buy my first SLR and the salesman advised “buy this totally manual camera and you will learn how to be a photographer”. That night I left Hunt’s the proud owner of a Ricoh KR5 totally manual SLR. Of course, I hadn’t a clue of what to do with it aside from a few quick tips from the salesman, so I signed up for a basic photography course at the local Y. That did it and I’ve been into photography ever since.
Today my favorite subjects are wildlife, birds, flowers, and still life. What I love about still life is that you can create something totally unique, something no one else has made before you, and that is very satisfying. I have provided still life and glassware setups at the NECCC annual conference for many years. I am an officer in the NECCC with the honor of MNEC and a member/past-president of the Merrimack Valley Camera Club in North Andover, MA.