Photography has always been a part of my life. As a child, I enjoyed taking pictures of my siblings, my hamster and my grandfather's dogs. In my twenties, I enjoyed photographing events at work such as our annual golf tournament and Christmas parties. But it wasn't until 2008, when I purchased my SLR, that my love of photography was reignited to a degree that even surprised me.
The instant gratification that digital photography offers is what got me hooked. Also, the ability to share my photos with my family, who live in another part of the country, was very gratifying. I see interesting things everyday; some pretty, some not so pretty, and enjoy sharing what I see with the the people in my life, instantly.
Many of my photos have been seen in the Northern Life newspaper, on the weather network, in SNAP Sudbury, The Toronto Star and various websites, such as the Nickel City Roller Derby (NCRD.ca) One of my images of Onaping Falls, will be featured in October in Sudbury's 2012 Picture Our Lakes Calendar, available at Artists on Elgin.
I call myself a passionate amateur. I continue to study and practice, practice, practice! It's not as easy as it looks and there is always an aspect to study and get better at.
I've gotten many opportunities to practice at events around the City of Greater Sudbury. I have taken pictures at the Osteoporosis Society's "Bone China Tea", The Arthritis Society's "More Than Just Desserts", "Walk to Fight Arthritis, and "Score For Arthritis" events, the annual Sudbury Dragon Boat Races, Jazz Festival and, more reccenty, a charity hockey event, NHL Alumni vs. Law Enforcement All-Stars. Although I do enjoy photographing everything, I especially enjoy capturing images at events.
I'm excited to tell you that I have recently started writing a weekly blog for the Northern Life newspaper. You can check out my blogs here http://www.northernlife.ca/blogs/young
I invite you to bookmark my site, and check back from time to time to see what's new!