So, I was thinking that I don’t say a whole lot about photography and yet it is probably my biggest hobby. I’m not sure why I don’t talk about it more. Maybe it is because there really isn’t that much interesting to say. Well, I am going to partially solve this in this post.
I have liked photography since I was 11 years old, when I made my first pinhole camera and developed my own pictures. When I was 12, I got my first camera – a Sedic Sport 110 format camera. I was so excited. I started taking pictures of everything – my bike, my BB gun, the car tire, my Boy Scout patches. It didn’t take me long to realize that photography can be an expensive hobby for a kid with paying for film and to develop all of my photos. I continued snapping pictures here and there, with the majority of my pictures being taken on vacations.
Like everyone else, I was always trying to capture the perfect, beautiful vacation shot. It didn’t take long before my dad asked me why I was wasting money trying to snap the perfect scenic when I could buy a better postcard of it. He encouraged me to take photos with people in them. This he said is where the real value was. Over the years of junior high and high school, I continued to snap pictures at a rate of two or three rolls of file a year.