Growing up, I was the family’s resident photographer and documented our holidays and special occasions. It began with 8mm movies and, like many beginners in those days, I started taking still shots with a Kodak Brownie. I then progressed to 35 mm and have a closet still filled with many of these old images and movies. I was pretty late making the transition to digital, 2003 to be exact. I started with a Konica Minolta 4-megapixel point and shoot and graduated to a DSLR, the Nikon D50. I was in love! I've since upgraded to a Nikon D7000 which offers so much more. A Tamron 18-270 VR is almost always on my camera and the beauty of it is, it's versatile enough for most situations. Not having to change lenses means I'm always ready to shoot, particularly useful when I'm capturing people’s candid expressions (a favorite subject of mine), zooming in from a non-intrusive distance. Click thumbnail below for full-sized image.
New Zealand ritual dancer image.

New Zealand aborigine

Beijing schoolchildren image

Beijing schoolchildren

Peruvian child image

Peruvian child

My 70-300 lens was my work horse on Safari. I do not shoot in raw; fine jpg is perfect for me. I don’t have the time or inclination to work with the huge files that raw produces nor do I spend a great deal of time on post-processing—a little tweaking here and there goes a long way. I want to mention, too, how pleased I am with My coffee table books don’t gather dust. We look through them often, enjoy our memories, and share our experiences with friends.