Just me, my camera and never enough time
Having received my first camera for my 16th birthday, I have been trying to make pictures for 35+ years. My first paying job as a photographer was right out of high school when I was a "staffer" for a sports magazine.
I spent several years printing in a Professional B&W lab before selling cameras in a retail store. After 7 years as a camera store "geek", I joined Nikon in 1994.
My current job at Nikon involves helping people learn to use their cameras better. (I also help keep some of the major retailers around the country up to date with the latest Nikon cameras and tech.)
Photography has been a non-stop hobby for the past 35+ years... it has also been my job, in one form or another, for the past 30 years. While doing my job(s), I make pictures. Some of those pictures I share on Flickr.
I hope you like browsing my pictures as much as I enjoyed making them.
As required by my employer:
*Note: I am a Nikon, Inc. (USA) employee. The views and comments I post on Flickr are my own and in no way reflect that of Nikon, inc. (USA) nor Nikon, Corp (Japan).
In other words... I Flickr for fun.
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Alessandro Casagli says:
"Paul's photography is always catching, interesting, it never gets boring. He travels a lot for work but he is always shooting something, he actually cannot move anywhere without bringing a camera with him! His passion is deep and genuine, and I found this really inspiring.
Browsing through his photostream is a very nice experience. You can learn a lot from people like him!
I was lucky enough to meet him last year, after we initially became friends here in Flickr.
September 23rd, 2010
"I have known Paul for many years, and I have always been impressed with his imagery. His understanding of the system is hard to top and his love for photography really shows. He is a good friend and co-worker."
August 21st, 2009
- Paul Van Allen
- January 2009
- Irvine, CA, USA
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Nikon National Training Specialist
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