I was hooked on photography immediately when I bought my first SLR, a Fujica 701, in 1971. I moved up to Minolta film equipment, where I shot thousands of rolls of Fuji Velvia, and then Minolta digital equipment, which evolved into Konica/Minolta, which evolved into Sony Digital. Recently I switched all of my equipment over to Canon, and am just getting a feel for the changes.
My photographic interests include wilderness and nature, scenic and macro, but will try pretty much anything. My lifestyle and career allows frequent travel and will always have a camera with me as I travel BC and the world. I combine my love of photography with my love of flying and frequently do aerial photography, or shooting in remote areas not accessible without an aircraft. I am very much at home in the wilds of BC and travel the backwoods of the province extensively. Up until grandkids arrived, photography of people was not something I pursued but it now plays a bigger role in my photography.
For several years, I have presented Macro & wildlife workshops at the annual APAC Photo conference in Abbotsford, the “Arts Alive” sessions in Delta, and on request at various corporations and Camera Clubs around the lower mainland. I have held most executive positions in the Langley Camera Club, including two terms as President, and served a term as Pacific Zone Director for the Canadian Association for Photographic Art.
I am a CAPA accredited judge, and frequently judge at various club meetings and major events around the lower mainland. I am also involved with the Langley Camera Club Judge mentoring program, a casual, informal gathering of individuals interested in advancing their photographic and judging skills.
If you’re looking for the notes for Rick’s macro presentation, they’re available here.
Wildlife photography notes? Click here.