Photonadave

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Registered: Jul 28, 2014

Country: United States

City: Southern California


Update:
With 2015 fresh out of the starting gate I find myself fresh out of semi-retirement as I was offered to return to my last employer as a contractor for a period of time on a hot project! Iím still self-employed however that ongoing activity is not a large demand on my time. I like to call my participation on the new project a vacation away from my vacation. This of course will put a crimp in my FM activity during the daytime not to mention photography in general and my various other hobbies for a while.

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Photography has been my hobby since I was a child. I enjoy mostly wildlife, landscape and family photography or anything else that catches my eye. I was employed as a weekend sports photographer and also did freelance sports photography shooting professional soccer and around the same time shot the 1976 Olympic Womenís US gymnastics trials as a memorable highlight. I have also done occasional wedding photography and small commercial jobs on my own over the years. I come from a family linage of photographers. My dad started out as a cinematographer and later on owned and operated a camera store in the San Fernando Valley when I was a child. He also did commercial, event and portrait photography along with motion picture for event and commercial clients with me tagging along sometimes. My Grand Father was an avid snap-shooter and I still have his albums, many of his original negatives and probably his cameras as well as some of my Dadís stuff. Iím a bit of a gearhead mainly because I love mechanical things, am fascinated by optics and of course I enjoy traveling and creating photos. My professional career has been as a Mechanical Design Engineer mostly in Semiconductor manufacturing equipment with a short stint in Aerospace doing, among other things, Shuttle and Space Station related projects. I started out studying photography, switching to Optics and then ending up in engineering. By the way, my first SLR was a Miranda C.

Thanks, Dave

A range of 15mm Fish to 600mm and Tele-Extenders.