Photography..A way to make people happy
As a kid I always wanted a good camera but couldn't afford it.
My first camera was a used Canon AE-1, which my mother gave me
as a gift ( still have it ). For many years since I was the only one taking pics in my family.
After a close call with death, I made copies of all my family photos and gave a complete album to each of my family members.
Many years later, my nephew got married, and what a suprise when he and his bride ran a slideshow of both their families, and many images of my side
of the family were my photos I shot of my family over the years.
It was a very emotional and beautiful.
Now with Digital and the WWW, there are so many opportunities
to make people happy by taking and displaying images of them
which they can share with their family and friends around the world.
This places me on top of the world, photographically and in many other ways.
I have good reason to smile when I say "Smile".