|Message from jclphotography
The whole of life lies in the verb "seeing"---Teilhard de Chardin
I have been seeing life for over four decades, nearly all of those years aided by a camera. I have been making photographs for as long as I can remember. First with a 120 camera on family trips, then for years with the Pentax Asahi my baby pictures were captured with. I had my first exhibition in high school. As an educator, I have taught classic black and white photography at a time when these middle school students took a first look through a fine grain focus lens and exclaimed, "Hey this is like pixels!"
I was still years away from digital. I got my first automatic camera--with bells, beeps, whistles, and autofocus--in the summer of 2000. With this Nikon N80 I shot almost exclusively slide film in my growing travels and outdoor adventures. Many of these gallery images are digitized slide film. I transitioned to a Nikon D50 only at the start of 2006 and have enjoyed the amazing ability to put into "print" only previously dreamed images. Understanding light, film speed, exposure, and the technicalities of quality photography has served me well in the digital realm.
I hope you'll agree.