ACC: How long have you been into photography?
RC: Like most of us I started as a child with my father’s camera. In my junior year of HS I hook up with another student that went to the NY School Photography and we started a photography business. A couple of years later while I was going to night school at Rutgers, Uncle Sam picked my draft card number. So I quickly join the Air Force to be a photographer. Guess what? The USAF made me a Air Traffic Controller, and I retired 44 years later still in ATC.
ACC: What equipment do you shoot with?
RC: In 1967 I bought my first Nikon, now I am in a love affair with my Nikon D800, my Sekonic l758 Lightmeter and fast glass.
ACC: What are your favorite subjects?
RC: First Choice people Second Choice everything else.
ACC: What are your favorite techniques?
RC: Laughter seems to work the best for me. If I can keep them laughing or telling them how good they look, then I will get the image I want and they will enjoy.
ACC: How long have you been in the Arundel Camera Club?
RC: I joined in 2004 I believe.
ACC: What offices have you held in the club?
RC: Tie breaking board member and Digital Competition person, ( I had a projector and computer I used in the service of digital competition.) We were not sure how long digital would last.
ACC: What photographers have inspired you?
RC: Joe Mc Nally because I own too many Nikon flashes.
ACC: How would you describe yourself? Your photography?
RC: Pretty calm under pressure, very tech savvy in LightRoom and Photo Shop. I know what my equipment and its shortfalls . I will get the image. My photography is great, fantastic, breath taking; but could use some improvement. There is always room for improvement.
ACC: Noteworthy accomplishments?
RC: I have a small photography business with repeat customers. I feel great about what I do in photography.
ACC: How has your approach to photography changed?
RC: Shoot do not chimp, enjoy what you are photographing, blend with you environment and have fun. Teach others but do not control others outcome, especially if you teaching a family member.