Hello to the members of the Apug community. I am a recent enlistee who should probably done this sooner. But perhaps, better late than never.
I have loved photography since I was a teen-ager growing up in a small town in Eastern Ct. The first camera I ever used was a Kodak 'folder' that belonged to my mother, who was kind enough to buy her son an occasional roll of film. The camera had a intermittent light-leak so the results were somewhat hit-or-miss. The first camera I ever owned was a 35mm Voigtlander Prominent, with (if I recall correctly) a Nokton 50mm f1.8 Lens. That was in Japan in the late 1950's with the first pay I got at my permanent duty station. Since then, I have stayed with 35mm - currently shooting with a Nikon N80, primarily with a Tamron 28/200 zoom. I was recently gifted with a refurbished Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta 532/16, so I am looking forward to trying to shoot with a folder again.
Over the past two years I have been primarily shooting Black and White which I have developed by the folks at the dr5 lab. I can't really say that I focus on any particular style of photograph, other than I look for the scene that I think will make a good photograph.
Regards to all,