I consider photography more of a casual hobby, I am no means a professional photographer. In the 1980's through the early 1990's I was using a 110 camera. When I came to Arizona in 1993, I bought my first 35mm camera and was amazed at the difference in the quality of my photos. In 2001, I moved into the 21st century of photography by getting a non-SLR Digital Camera (HP PhotoSmart 315). I used this camera quite extensively, eventually retiring my old film based 35mm camera. In 2009, I decided it was time for a new camera. I was wanting a better zoom, larger capacity, higher resolutions and better taking capabilities (low-light, action, etc.). I upgraded to Kodak EasyShare ZD-710 non-SLR with plenty of storage capacity and wide zoom and resolution ranges plus several picture taking modes. Two years later I acquired my first Smart Phone and was amazed at the quality of the photos I was taking with a phone. Ironically, I've ended up using the camera on my phone more as my main camera. I attribute this to the convenience of always having my phone with me and the ease of uploading and sharing the photos. I still use the Kodak camera when I take trips or for photos I want to take advantage of the camera's zoom or low light abilities.
This is a hobby I would hope to develop more in the future. Items on my "wish list" include:
Below are a handful of photos I have taken over the past 20-years. Clicking the photo will open the full-size version with more details.