- Written by Schmitt, Pam
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While I have been interested in photography since my teens, I have never
been particularly good at it. I enjoy it and have learned quite a bit during the
years I have spent in Shutterbugs
It seems like I was always interested in photography, as a Cub Scout we made little "pin-hole" cameras as a project which stirred up a life long interest. Later in the Army I took my first "Selfie" while in Germany, then learning to develop, and print raw film. I purchased my first "real" camera there - a 35mm Yashica - shooting film all over Europe.
After Service, I started a part-time Photography _ Photography Unlimited - business, with a friend. While employed by Chrysler I was involved in forensic photography for court cases and evidence retrieval for a number of years. In my thirty-one years with Chrysler I obtained a degree in Criminal Justice which included shooting autopsies, crime & accident scenes, and evidence work. I've done accident scene photography for insurance companies.
I am one of the original founders of the ShutterBugs holding the position as President for five years, and have just returned after a short hiatus.
My interest in digital photography continues, always striving to learn, teach and become a better photographer. I relish the look on a person's face when they create a beautiful photograph totally amazed by what they have created. Most of us lack the confidence to believe we CAN chronicle beautiful images. I want to change this.
We just need some urging.
My husband and I moved to On Top Of The World in 2003. My husband bought me my first camera years before we moved here but I never had the time nor patience to use it. Once the club began I joined the club and became interested in trying to learn as much as I could with my second camera.
Taking photographs is now a pleasure as is making new friends with the wonderful people we have met in the club. The trips we have been on have given me a whole new perspective on what to look for and how to make the photograph as interesting as possible.
This has now become a hobby with my husband and I and this is something we like to do together. What fun it has become.