A Little About Me & Photography

I’m a fifth generation Cheyennite and have lived here all of my life. I’ve had an interest in photography, off and on, for most of my life, starting with a Kodak Brownie “Flash”. I’m not sure if seeing the pictures was the exciting part of things back then, or if it was just the camera itself as I was quite young back in the 1960’s. After that, I was given a Kodak Pocket Instamatic 20 as a gift. You know, the ones that used the little square flashcubes. I remember that there was a little extender that came with the camera to elevate the flashcube a couple of inches higher to avoid the horrible redeye that these cameras were notorious for creating. I took it to summer camp with me and although the camera is long gone, I still have the photos.

Kodak Brownie Flash


Kodak Pocket Instamatic 20


Somewhere along the way, I got a Polaroid OneStep Land Camera as a gift. You remember these beauties… the ones with the rainbow racing stripes. These used a flash bar on the top and yes, redeye was an issue. I loved the camera for the instant gratification of seeing my photos right away instead of having to wait a few days. By the way, dad worked at a pharmacy that dealt with film and I always thought it was crazy weird that you only paid for the good photos that came out, plus you got another roll of film for FREE! Marketing genius really but didn’t apply to Polaroids. And the film cartridges weren’t cheap when you were trying to pay for gas and dates.

Polaroid One Step

Polaroid OneStep Land camera

Pentax SF1N

Pentax SF1N

Later on, I bought a nice Pentax P3N and later still a Pentax SF1N. Of course, I had to get a variety of 3rd party lenses and a Vivitar flash and what-not. I shot a LOT of photos for a few years and have albums everywhere that I should take some time and scan in the photos. I then stopped taking photos for a while, went back to college and became a radiologic technologist.

I still have those two cameras,  their lenses and accessories, all still tucked away in the camera bag safe and sound and probably as good as new but probably not worth a whole lot any more however.

Pentax P3N

Pentax P3N

After about 15 years, I picked up a Sony Mavica digital camera, the kind  where you’d save the photos on 3½ inch diskettes. That really was cutting edge stuff back then but really, it was only around the year 2002 or so. I started using that camera for a lot of photos that I still have today, however it was eventually stolen from my office. Lesson learned.

I stopped working in the radiology field and got into the DSLR world with my first Canon Rebel camera. I bought and sold my equipment, gradually working into better quality stuff. I now have a Canon 7D Mark II and a Canon 5D Mark III, plus a couple of nice “L” lenses.

SONY Mavica


I started taking photos at the local hockey games in 2012 and have continued to do so as one of several "official” photographers. I was the official track photographer at the local speedway for four years, and I’m an official photographer for Hiway 92 Raceway Park in Gering, Nebraska. Car shows are always a favorite of mine to shoot plus I have been taking photos at Cheyenne Frontier Days for about as long as I can remember.

Photography has become my life and I absolutely love it! If I’m not shooting, I spend my time learning whatever I can about photography techniques all the way to processing images. I’ve also gotten a bit into website design & creation so I hope you like what you see here.

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