December 22, 2012
I did some professional work several decades ago. I got interested in photography in the mid 60s when I got my first 35mm camera (Zeiss Contaflex) and was offered to take team and game pictures for a professional soccer team. I used mostly monochrome film, which I developed in my own darkroom. Zeiss stopped making those cameras and I switched to Nikon. My first Nikon was a Nikon F, later I added a Nikon F3 and FA. When photography switched from analog to digital, I stored my cameras and lenses, rather than fight trying to find paper and chemicals. Only when Nikon came up with an affordable and useful camera for my old lenses did I get back into taking pictures. That was the Nikon D7000, by then the best digital camera Nikon had ever come up with. Later I was fortunate to get a Leica M9P, together with various Leica and Zeiss lenses. While the Nikon camera is an SLR, the Leica is a range finder camera. It requires a different "photo-taking-temperament" than the Nikon.
Learn from others and see other people's work. Allow them to critique my efforts and to give me advice.
A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words. Ansel Adams
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