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 staff events at work. It wasn't until 2008, when I purchased my first SLR – a Nikon D60 - that my love of photography was reignited in a big way.
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.
Over the years, I have learned a lot and have grown as a photographer. My equipment has increased in value but the passion I have for photography is still there and continues to grow.
Many of my photos have been seen in the Northern Life newspaper, on the weather network, in SNAP'd Sudbury, The Toronto Star and various websites, such as Nickel City Roller Derby (NCRD.ca). I have been photographing roller derby for NCRD since their inaugural bout here in Sudbury in 2011. They call me "Derby Paparazzi"!
I've had many opportunities to photograph events around the City of Greater Sudbury. I have taken pictures for the Osteoporosis Society, The Arthritis Society, The Easter Seals, the annual Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival, Jazz Festival and, the NHL Alumni vs. Law Enforcement All-Stars. I have photographed Wild at Heart's, "Wild about Comedy" event for the past few years, and I did some work for Theatre Cambrian. Although I do enjoy photographing everything, I especially enjoy capturing those special images at events.
I have written some blogs for the Northern Life newspaper. If you wish to read them, follow this link: http://www.northernlife.ca/blogs/young
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