Marketing was my professional passion but the art & science of photography has been my personal passion. As a life-long photographer, I have carried Brownies, Instamatics, Polaroids, and Canon film cameras, as well as Kodak, Canon, and Sony digital cameras. Below is me with first camera, and my sister, from when I was seven years old.
After being editor-in-chief of my high school's weekly newspaper, I stayed on as the paper's photographer, using a Yashica twin-lens reflex camera--the one where you look down into the finder to see the image upside down. During high school, I saved enough money to get my first SLR camera out of layaway. Next was a 70-300mm lens.
In college, I sold several photos of zoo animals to greeting card, calendar, and poster companies. It was a thrill to see my published photos in stores. I've shot more than my share of weddings, bar mitzvahs, banquets, and awards presentations. I particularly liked doing photo shoots of beginning models & actors for their portfolios.
Traveling to take photos of animals, and highlights experienced with my wife, Helen, have included Europe, eastern Africa, Panama, Costa Rica, Italy, Hawaii, China, Cuba, Morocco, Portugal, Sicily, and the Galapagos Islands.