Howard S.

Location:

San Jose, CA
Hometown: San Jose, CA

Member since:

August 14, 2014

Tell us about your background in photography. How did you get started, and how long have you been into it?

I started developing my own B&W film as a teenager back in the late 1970s. Having taken three semesters of "photography for art majors" classes in college, I have some training in how to see.

What type of photography do you enjoy the most? People, landscapes, animals, fine art?

These days, I mostly take pictures of bridges. If there are no bridges, or I've got them already, I take pictures of lighthouses. I've also been known to take headshots for actors and occasional miscellanous people pictures.

What kind of gear do you use? Do you still use film or are you all digital?

My equipment is Nikon-based these days, with an emphasis on super-wide angle, 'cause you can't always back up enough to get the whole bridge in the shot, and pano is likewise not always possible. I've long drooled over the extreme telephoto lenses (Canon 1200mm FD! drool drool), but I've got no real reason to get them, other than maybe astro shots, but if I'm going to do that, I'll eventually break out the wallet and get a telescope. I usually use digital, but I still have film in the fridge. Anyone want some Tri-X? I got it to use with a pyrogallol developer (PMK), but chickened out.

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