I think, therefor I am.

 

And possessed of what I use for a sense of humor, which may not be seen as such by others. Good or bad, it serves me well.

 

I began my study of "Drawing with Light" when my father, a wood sculptor, purchased a Yashika-Mat TLR to stretch his overall knowledge about art. When I told him I wanted to learn photography, he handed me a Kodak Instamatic. "First, you learn composition."

 

It is just possible that I've gained some understanding about composition during the intervening four decades; if I continue studying and working hard, in another 10 years I might, perhaps, gain some comprehension about light.

 

But you must be the judge of that.

 

With that thought in mind, because I've now received several requests, I add this thought. My work is available on a fee for use basis. Since I've sold prints of quite a few images here in my Flickr, it would hardly be fair to allow free use to others. If you are interested in one of my photographs, please feel free to inquire.

 

It occurs to me that while I no longer tend to record technical details about a shot (unless studying something specific), it might be of interest to others what I play with. So, the toys (er, Tools) I own are:

 

Mamiya C330 and Mamiyaflex bodies, 65mm, 80mm, 180mm lenses

Nikon FE2, 50mm, 28 - 85mm, 70 - 210mm, 80-300mm

Nikon D70s, 18 - 85mm (& the other Nikon lenses)

Nikon D3000 18-55mm (SWMBO camera primarily, as of 12/09)

Nikon CoolPix 4600 (died an honorable death)

Nikon CoolPix L18 (we share between us)

Holga

Assorted old 35mm Point & Shoots.

 

One of the subjects I photograph is the unclothed human form. In other word, Nudes. Since Flickr seems to be mildly split-personality about that, I keep them behind that 'Friends' classification. Let me know if you're interested; but I'll tell you, with very rare exceptions if you don't even have photos in your Flickr, you may not see them.

 

Mad Shutter-bug. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

 

PS: the "buddy icon" is courtesy of Singing Pixel...

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  • JoinedNovember 2005
  • OccupationPhotographer & Registered Nurse
  • HometownLong Time Gone
  • Current cityNorth Central Baja Jorja, aka Archer, FL
  • CountryUSA
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Heather says:

He's a good man. Just ask his dogs. He's also a damn fine photographer and as patient a teacher as any student could ask for.

December 21, 2008

Mad Shutter-bug... What can I say about this wonderful guy? Enthusiastic about his passions and generous with his time and affections towards other people. Oh, and a fantastic photographer. But I think who he is comes out in that. No matter the subject, he captures that essence of how he sees the world in the shot. … Read more

Mad Shutter-bug... What can I say about this wonderful guy? Enthusiastic about his passions and generous with his time and affections towards other people. Oh, and a fantastic photographer. But I think who he is comes out in that. No matter the subject, he captures that essence of how he sees the world in the shot. The sign of a true artist. He's also got some great dogs. That's not something to be dismissed lightly. Dogs are a great judge of character. You can see his dogs smiling in every one of their pictures. Always a good sign in a man... the smile of his dogs.

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January 17, 2007

Mad Shutter-bug is a generous soul who gives freely of his considerable experience and expertise to beginning photographers (such as me). Plus, he's funny. And looks killer in a tux. I expect he'll be a great asset to the Flickr community.

November 12, 2005