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The Mamiya C330

The Mamiya C330

Most photographers who have been around for a few years have a favorite camera or camera—the equipment they have taken many memorable photographs with. I can imagine it’s much like a guitarist with that one guitar that has become part of them; BB King’s...
Moving The Business Home

Moving The Business Home

My former studio at 115 W. Main St. in Visalia Over the past twenty-six years, I called 115 W. Main St. in Downtown Visalia my second home. It’s where I have photographed thousands of sessions, from business headshots to family portraits and groups of resident...
My Cameras: The Olympus OM-1

My Cameras: The Olympus OM-1

This Old Olympus OM-1 is one of my favorite cameras. Purchased new at Boots Camera in Fresno in 1979.    The Olympus OM-1 was my first professional 35mm camera The Olympus OM-1 was my first professional camera, but I had had several 35mm cameras before the OM-1. The...
Becoming a Photographer: My First 35mm Camera

Becoming a Photographer: My First 35mm Camera

Man, this camera sure does show my age. Well, in reality, it is a bit older then I am. I bought this camera in a pawn shop in Fontana, California, in about 1968,  but it’s much older than that. The Mercury II camera was built by the Universal Camera Corporation...