A photographer, from the Greek
φωτός, “light” and γράφω, “I write”, is a person who takes
photographs using a camera. A professional photographer uses
photography to earn money whilst amateur photographers take
photographs for pleasure and to record an event, emotion, place, or
I started my journey into photography in September of 1979. That was when I started high school. It took me most of my freshman year to save enough money to buy my first 35mm camera, a Canon AE-1 Program. All through high school I carried that camera basically everywhere I went. School, parties, sporting events, work and more. I had the opportunity to do a few portfolios for friends in school, as well as get a lot of my photographs in the local newspaper. Some of the newspaper submissions were sporting event photos, and a lot more were accident and/or weather related photos. Living in the Boston, MA area all that time made for some great picture opportunities.
I have since gone through several cameras, starting that Canon 35mm SLR (Single Len Reflex), and now have a very nice DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) Nikon D-50, soon to be upgrading again. ;)
Being a photographer and having an eye for beauty seemed instinctive for me. I saw the moment and was able to predict the emotion and feeling associated with each shot I was about to take. My skills and photos proved to be liked by all that saw them. Which led to me to be asked to be photographer at many weddings, parties, car shows and events. As well as individual portfolios, dance studios shoots and more. Nature photography, weather, animals and more I think require a foresight somewhat to be able to obtain that special shot. Otherwise most will have a plain picture of a tree, flower, or rainbow. Knowing when and from what angle to take a shot is something many people don't usually have the ability to grasp. I do not touch up, lighten darken or alter my photos, they are taken as you see them, no editing. I do sometimes crop some out of a picture, or resize it. Cropping and/or resizing is available for me since I take high resolution high definition pictures, which in actual size are usually very large.
At age sixteen I also acquired an interest in automobiles, which began my fast cool cars photographing experience. In 2002 I bought the domain name fastcoolcars.com and built that website and continue till today added to it. I have added more then 40,000 photos of vehicles I have taken at car shows, national car events, and other car enthusiast gatherings. I have been part of the NOPI Nationals many times, each time taking several thousand digital high resolution photos. I have attended as a participant once and photographer many times at the World of Wheels in Chattanooga Tennessee. Being a car enthusiast myself as well as a photographer enables me to have a deeper understanding of what's important to other car enthusiasts to see in a photo. Lighting, shadows, cleanliness and vehicle placement are all important factors when presenting a vehicle for photo time. Online car sales has become the modern way to sell and buy vehicles. Now sellers can have an audience of millions rather then the few that wander into their lots.
I have taken well over 500,000 pictures in my photography career. This started as a hobby and interest of mine almost 35 years ago, and grew into a business of which I've had hundreds of satisfied customers. And millions of happy viewers on my websites that promote my digital pictures.
Selling a vehicle? Let me take your pictures and post them online for you. There are people looking for the exact same vehicle that you are trying to sell. Having great pictures when selling your ride is a major first step in getting it sold. High definition/quality pictures is the way to go these days. Don't try and sell your car with fuzzy, low quality pictures, potential buyers will just pass your listing by if they aren't first attracted to the pictures. And having a large supply of every angle and interior, under hood, and more will attract more buyers.
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