As with many of us, my interest in photography began when I was a child. When I was eleven I was given a Kodak Starflash camera. It used 126 film, which you had to wind carefully on a spool, to take black and white photos. The excitement of waiting to see how the finished images would look was part of the joy of photography in those days.
Over the years, I’ve used different camera formats, including 110mm cartridge, polaroid instant and finally, SLRs. When digital photography came out, I was reluctant to try it because of the computer skills it required. I made the switch, however, first with a point and shoot, then a DSLR. Now I find I enjoy the challenges presented by this medium, as well as the fact that I have a “darkroom” on my desktop.
The beauty of the natural world has always been my favourite subject. I love taking macro images of wildflowers from different angles and Lake Huron skies and beaches make incredible photos. The Port Franks Camera Club, with its monthly themes, presentations and information sharing has inspired me to attempt photographing many other subjects in many different ways and to try to better develop “the art of seeing”.
Click on the thumbnails below to see some of Lynn’s photos in Gallery format.