I started my love for photography back in 1990. I took a black and white photography course and was hooked. Back in 1990 I began taking photos with my moms old Minolta 35mm film camera. I took a 100 level photography course at my local community college. Using my community college’s dark room, I developed my rolls of film and made prints in their darkroom.

I took trips downtown to “document” what I saw back then. I did not mind working with film, but my enthusiasm and my creativity grew when I purchased my first digital camera back in 2004. After learning Adobe Photoshop 3.5, I would only shoot digital from 2004 on. Over the years I have had several digital DSLR cameras. I started with a Sony Cybershot camera as my first digital camera. After that I went through a few Canon models. Currently I switched over to Nikon. I now am shooting in full frame digital with my Nikon D800 and 4 Nikon FX lenses. I feel there is a difference how to photograph with Nikon cameras vs Canon cameras.

I am always learning new things along the way both in taking photographs as well as editing the photos in Adobe Photoshop. I currently use the latest Adobe Photoshop CC.

Although this website is named “Chicago Snapshot” I have included photos from my road trips out West on this site. In recent years I have not been going to downtown Chicago to photograph, I mainly take photos out in the fields of Illinois if I am in the Chicagoland area. I will start going back downtown to photograph in the weeks and months to come. I will post the images here. I also will check local photography events coming up in Chicagoland and post them in the blog section of this website.

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