I started taking photos in the early 80s when I was in high school. Much of it was taking portraits of friends & landscapes that interested me. I didn’t have a clue what all the camera controls could do or how to use them. I just pointed, focused, pressed the shutter, and advanced the film (lots and lots of film!). I was a photographer for my college newspaper, shot a friend’s wedding, and did various projects from time-to-time; all in auto mode, but developing more of an eye for my pictures. My first camera was a Minolta X700 and have since used various point & shoots, Olympus Pen EP3, Canon EOS Rebel SL1, and Pentax K-1 (full-frame) and Pentax K-3 (APS-C). I’ve also used a series of smartphones over the years – Samsung Galaxy S5, Google Nexus 6, iPhone 6s Plus, and now a Google Pixel 2 XL I recently traded all of my Pentax gear and switched to Fuji, a move I couldn’t be happier about. More on that in my next post.