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About Me

I've always been fascinated with cameras and photography.  My first taste was a Kodak 110 Instamatic, and I was always trying to get it to do things it couldn't.  Going on a vacation thinking, "should I take ONE roll of 36 or two".  Cost was prohibitive to a 12 yr old. Of course, after I'd get the film developed and printed, I would have maybe half-a-dozen acceptable shots. Fast forward a few decades and the digital age has completely changed my perspective.

Hockey has been in my life since age 5. I literally played until my 40's, and although  I always played top-level, elite hockey, I was never going to go anywhere near The Show. But hockey has always been my first love.  Probably the biggest thing I miss the most is the dressing room and camaraderie.  I volunteered to shoot some "red carpet events" for the local Junior A team back in 2014, thinking I had a "decent" camera.  Since then, it has been a continual progression of knowledge, gear, and learning.  I'm rarely satisfied with my own results, always wanting that better shot and always wanting that "better"  camera.  But I love all sports. Capturing an athlete in the middle of a skilled move fascinates me. And having someone take joy in that photo, is the ultimate compliment to me. 

Currently, I'm shooting with a Canon 7Dmkii and 5Dmkiii with a 70-200 2.8L mkii and a 24-70 2.8L mkii.  The next big jump will be to the mirrorless system.  I would love the new Canon R3 with RF lenses, but I might be limited to the R6 and an EF to RF adapter.  

I'm always trying to expand my photography skill and new genres intrigue me. Most recently, studio lighting and portrait photography. It's a never-ending journey, that I hope to do well into my "grown-up" years.  ;)

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