Thanks for stopping by - even if it's by accident. :-)
I'm a photo enthusiast (and had to look that last word up to make sure I got the spelling right). To much of my kids' dismay, I've been taking their pictures for the last 10 years or so.
Back in those days, film was prevalent. My dad gave me his old Canon FTB camera with a 55 mm lens. I ran lots and lots of film through that metal camera. It was very heavy and cost me $150 in repair costs to find out that I had to hold the film release button down before winding the film. There were no instructions, and I doubt I would've read them even if there were.
Nowadays, I shoot with a nice Canon DSLR with some nice lenses but do miss the film days. Film makes you slow down and think about what you're about to shoot. Digital, on the other hand, allows you to see your mistakes as you make them and adjust there and then.
I started 2nd shooting at weddings for John Balbin Studios ( http://www.johnbalbinstudios.com/index.html) about 6 years ago and really enjoy sharing one of the happiest days in a couple's life with them. John's a really nice guy and does some great work.
Sometimes, I get a little obsessed with cameras/taking photos and have spent way too much money and time on this hobby. Just can't help it - it's so much fun.
My wife describes this as my "mid-life-crisis", and sometimes, might have preferred I bought a sports car instead.
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