Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Here We Go

I shoot people. They call me PD. Welcome to my blog.

I was 14, I needed a hobby. "Hey, Dad, I'm thinking about taking up photography." Old man said, "OK," drove me to the camera store and bought me a brand new Nikon FE, an SB-15, two lenses and a tripod. Just like that.

My buddy's Dad moonlighted at the local newspaper as a photographer. He showed us how to use an SLR. We used to roam the city in search of subjects. Sunrise, sunset. Used import car dealer. Whatever.

"Hey, how about taking pictures of lightning?"
"Great idea."

Up the roof we went, umbrella in one hand, and cable release in the other. The thought of being struck by lightning never crossed our minds. Somehow the pictures never turned out the way we wanted. They were all white.

"Wanna try to take pictures of trailing headlights?"

We'd set up the tripod in the middle of the crosswalk. Boy did we get some extra bright headlights...

Those were the days living dangerously.


  1. Hey Larry. This is a pretty cool story haha.

    Have you ever heard of Holgas?

    I want one.

  2. Thanks!!

    Holgas? Yep. I want one too.

  3. haha! This is a cute story. Thanks for the laugh! :)


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