I sparked an interest in photography at an early age and find I am continually learning more about the various aspects of the craft. As a self taught photographer, I rely on the endless resources available on the internet as well as the wealth of knowledge that can be gained from my peers. I joined the Owen Sound Camera Club in January, 2005 and spent the 2006-07 season as President. They were not online at the time so I built them a web site that has not only marked their place on the web, but helped the club grow to nearly twice the size it was when I had joined. I stepped back from the leading role for a few years but took it on again for two years beginning in September of 2013. It’s not an easy task, that’s for sure, but it’s something I like doing.
I have a great interest in iPhone photography as well. The camera in the iPhone is really amazing. It takes great photos and the selection of apps that you can use to edit and share your photos is endless. In fact, I have so much fun with iPhone photography that I have sold off all of my Canon gear and have gone all-in iPhone for my photography. I have another site where I showcase some of my old my Canon photos and my iPhoneography. I’ve “branded” my work under Red Door Photos, a name I gave myself after a photo I took of a red door back in 2006. You can see more at reddoor.photos, on my Flickr Photostream, or my Facebook Page.
To publish a book of my photos is one of the things I would like to accomplish as a photographer.
I’ve always maintained that there are certain genes in our bodies that allow us to excel at certain things. Exercise for example, now there’s a gene I missed out on. But the gene I was blessed with is one that grants me the ability to understand technology. It just comes natural to me. I enjoy it and embrace it. Some folks are not interested in it, or may be afraid of it, but not me. I’ll listen to a tech podcast before I’d be the least bit worried about the latest album from the world’s biggest pop star.
It’s the only sport I really like enough to give it my full attention. I like hockey, but racing is my sport, especially NASCAR and Formula 1. There’s so much more to it than going fast. It’s truly a team sport. Those drivers don’t build their cars, they don’t repair them if they get damaged, they don’t transport them to and from the races by themselves, they don’t tune the engines, and they don’t jump out to change the tires and refuel it on a pit stop. It’s really cool to see how those teams work together to get the best result they can.