1st Vice-President (Events Coordinator)
My first recollection of 35mm photography was a winter break in high school when Mother Nature dropped a lot of snow on us. I dig out my dads old Argus C3. It was like carrying a brick around but I was fascinated by what something even that antiquated could do (it was about 20 years old).
Armed with a bunch of black and white film (probably expired by today's standards) I would go outside (because the flash had been misplaced), set up the shot (in the freezing cold of Illinois), take the photo and hope it turned out the way I had visualized. I still enjoy natural lighting and outdoor photography.
Although my education took me in a different direction, I still always enjoyed taking pictures of places we visited and people we knew. I was always interested in getting the right background and the lighting. Now I know this was the difference between snapping a picture and creating a moment.
Since receiving my current camera for Christmas in 2010. I can't remember a day that I haven't taken a picture. Our dogs, a bug on the bushes, or a pretty sunset, I enjoy it all.