I’ve been interested in photography for as long as I can remember. I’ve been an active photographer since the early 1970s.
In the late 1970s, I put together a color darkroom in an upstairs kitchen. At the time, I was using a Nikkormat ELW, and shot mostly slides. I soon got into the wedding photography business, and then onto portraiture and other typical “hometown” photographer stuff. I used a medium format Mamiya 645 for this work. While this was a great discipline, and gave me lots of darkroom hours, it dampened my creative impulses. In fact, by 1990 I was totally fed up.
In the spring of 2005, I purchased a Nikon D70 and slowly got back up to speed. In 2015 I upgraded to the 23 MP of a Nikon D-5500, and I’ve just about worn out that camera!
I don’t miss film and believe that once the common digital camera broke 20 Mega Pixels, photography had entered a golden age!
While I have both fond and miserable memories of darkroom, I believe my experience in processing film and prints, has given me a very useful perspective. It also has given me a great appreciation for Adobe Photoshop!