FlyNavy wrote: »
My name is John.
My father taught me to process film in a makeshift darkroom when I was about ten years old. That priceless experence seems like it was only yesterday. If only I could have a few more nights with him in that darkroom! I still have several of his vintage cameras.
I have been married for 37 years and have a son, a daughter and one grandson. Both of my children are military pilots. My daughter now flys the LC-130 and supports the National Science Foundation on the South Pole and in Greenland. My son is currently deployed in the sandbox. Oh, how I wish the world could live in peace!
I retired from the US Navy where I made dents on the aircraft carrier, usually off center line and far from the 3 wire. I still get to dance with clouds and feel so lucky to witness many beautiful sunsets and sunrises from an airliner. There is nothing more magical and inspiring then to see a rainbow from the cockpit. If only those experiences would make me a more creative photographer.
I love to travel! New Zealand is one of my favorite countries.
When I grow up I want to be a fashion photographer. Seriously!
I have learned so much from the members of Digital Grin.
I retired from the US Navy where I made dents on the aircraft carrier, usually off center line and far from the 3 wire. I still get to dance with clouds and feel so lucky to witness many beautiful sunsets and sunrises from an airliner.
Dooginfif20 wrote: »
Nice to see a fellow former sailor on here. I didnt do the full 20 and retire. I chose to get out at my 10 year mark. What did you fly and what carriers were you on?
FlyNavy wrote: »
I flew the E2C Hawkeye. I had several long deployments on the USS America and several short ones on the Ike and the Nimitz. I was an RAG instructor for 3 years and got to land on all but the Midway.
anonymouscuban wrote: »
I've noticed a lot of new folks joining our People forum so I thought it would be great if we had a place to introduce ourselves and share a bit of personal info. How about we share 7 things about ourselves. You don't have to share the same things, just 7 facts about yourself that you don't mind other people knowing.
I'll start.My real name is Alex.
I've been married for 21 years and have a beautiful daughter.
I've been shooting seriously for about 7 years with a focus on People photography for about 4 of them.
I do portrait work professionally but my day job is an IT Project Manager Nerd. I hope to shoot full-time when I retire, hopefully at 52.
I live in Southern California.
I have a dog named Potato and another named Meatball.
I'm not shy and have been seen naked by thousands of strangers.
Hello, I have been on this site for a while but not super involved. Photography is a passion of mine but I have never been in a position to pursue it further. So, I suppressed my dream for a while. Here goes.....
1.My real name is Lee
2.I've been married for 19 years, together for 23 and have a grown son and a daughter
3.I've been shooting seriously since 2007 - started mostly in landscape, always practicing people and lighting so I can take all the family photo's (senior shots)
4.I do portrait work professionally but my day job is a referral coordinator in Case Management for a Medicaid plan at my local hospital.
5.I live in NW Oregon
6.I have 3 stupid cats and eagerly await the day they get old and die so I can finally get the dog I've wanted for the last 20 years.
7.I also like to "try" to push paint around and am starting in on learning pastels.... I am not a born artist, but like a runner who gets a high at their second wind kicking in, once I reach that "creationism" feeling, I want to keep at it, so I try (and suck), and try again.
8. I have been a member of an art gallery for 3 years.... nothing sells (I have sold a few prints to pay for membership fees, but not much else).
I've seen this thread pop up from time to time and always forget to contribute, so here ya go.
Like Steve, I've previously visited this thread with interest, so I guess it's time to contribute.
1) my name is Sara
2) My fleeting career as an opera singer led me to Augsburg, Germany, which has been my home for nearly 20 years.
3) Don't sing much any more but work in an opera house as the IT "Goddess".
4) I have a wonderful partner of six years - sometimes the nice things happen later in life.
5) Photography has been a hobby of mine for many years, but somehow I've learned more and gotten better since the advent of digital.
6) Among other things, my partner and I enjoy bicycling in our free time. He's thankfully very patient about my photo stops.
7) I'm retiring in a few months and am looking forward to having more free time for lots of things (although I can see that my "to do" list is so long that there won't be any free time!).
Wow! Really enjoyed reading these and seeing so much diversity in histories. I'll give it a go even though I'm just a lookie loo when it comes to the people forum.
1 My real name is Joyce and my nick name came from old MSN group forum name of Joyce's Art Gallery. This is also where my photography site name came from as being JAG Creations.
2 I've been married going on 34th year in just a couple months, and have 4 now grown children (the last one just graduated High School).
3 I went to college to get a degree with a major in photography, but after one semester, decided to drop it. I started shooting weddings for friends and family back in my late teens/early twenties and a few referral shoots, but then went full time as a circuit board inspector working on the first space shuttle mother board as well as other top secret boards that I would be taken out and shot if I say any more....but I don't remember much of those days anyway.
4 Then I homeschooled my children and played coach for the next 17 years. Coaching about 30 different teams in those years, including high school soccer teams and adult basket ball with Special Olympics. I also began teaching high school art and drama at a small Christian school for a spell. After my first 3 kids graduated, I picked up the camera again and started shooting professional jobs again with a local theater as well as other personal family portraits, local politicians and 1 gig as being second photographer for a popular wedding photographer here in Alaska. I decided wedding photography was just too much for me to do anymore.
5 In 2011, I tried a new hat while homeschooling my youngest child, I became a travel agent. That was a lot of fun and prosperous but because of progressing health issues, I resigned last year in 2016. I did manage to visit 39 different countries and 50 cities.
6 I now do my shooting from a wheelchair, so my new focus for photography will be mostly scenic and digital art.
7 My life was bought with a price. I'm now free.