+Gene Bowker #WhyIamhere #canonusers #canonphotography
I'm an amateur photographer. I started photography in High school. I'm now 55, I still love pushing that shutter. Back to why i am here. I started with a Pentax k1000, went through all the stages of digital cameras including point and shoots. (still have all my old cameras on display in my office). I relaxed on photography in order to rear 3 boys. In 2009 I had a Subarachnoid Hemorrhage that left me hydrocephalus (Google it) A family member talked me into Facebook so they could keep up with my recovery process. I put down the Pointnshoots and purchased a T1i canon. In 2011 I had quad bypass. (that was not fun, still hurt). In 2012 I purchased a 5D MkII canon and furthered my hobby. My oldest son told me about Google+ and all the photographers online. Checked it out and here I am. I love shooting just about anything but my favorite things are old cars. Restored or in fields. Car shows or one on one. This one I posted here is my 59 rag-top bug just before we pulled it out of the barn. I didn't like photo shop at first but now I like playing with the effects just for fun. Looking at other photographers perspective through their lens's gives me ideas to better myself. My health wont let me go all the time but when I am able I love the sound of the shutter even it is created buy processors.
Some day I would like to do this for a living but I'm enjoying it as a hobby for now.