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In January, 1969, just after arriving in Germany for my 3-year tour of duty with the U.S. Air Force, I started a life-long love affair. I went to the local Post Exchange (PX) and bought a camera. After all, I was going to be in Europe for three years, so wanting to take pictures was a no-brainer.

So I bought a "rangefinder" film camera and started leaning how to use it. About nine-months later I started looking at an Asahi-Pentax Spotmatic SLR and ended up moving to the SLR. Ultimately I ended up with about 6 additional lenses and other accoutrements. I was hooked!

Over the years, I have had several other Pentax model cameras. But, in 2001, my love affair with film-based cameras took a drastic turn - I moved to digital cameras and to Nikon!

My first digital camera was a Nikon Coolpix 4500, which opened up the world of Photoshop and posting photos on my website. Later there came a D-40 DSLR, and now a D-5300 DSLR.

So, it has been almost 50 years of taking photographs. Over the years I have learned a lot about how to take a photograph, as opposed to just taking a picture. But as I like to tell folks, I have spent the past 50 years learning how to take bad photographs, and I almost have that skill mastered.

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