A born and raised MooseJawvian, my history with photography goes back almost as long as I do. The high school newspaper sparked a passion that has managed to stay glowing five decades later.
My first formal job was with Peters Camera Shop; a local retail and Photographic Studio. They played a big part in inspiring and encouraging me to accept my next position as a cub Photographer for the Moose Jaw Times Herald.
Working my way up through the ranks, I soon became Head photographer. Duties included: Photographing local News Events & Sports and Advertising.
Developing and printing B&W prints on a time sensitive schedule was the daily task often working 24 /7.
After several years with the newspaper, the offer to move on up and taking a position with CFQC Television in Saskatoon was an exciting challenge. The day-to-day tasks were: Filming the news, documentaries, commercials as well as developing and editing the film and preparing them for the on-air broadcast (all in colour I might add). Exciting times!
Lured by bright lights & big money it was time to get back to Moose Jaw where I started: Sun Wood Builders, the construction company I presently own & operate.
Over the years my analogue Nikon was never out of reach, but the digital age has given way to a whole new photographic life style. After trying & testing Canon’s full line, my present camera of choice is a Canon 1DX accompanied with an assortment of Canon L glass. My main photography focus is wildlife, but other photographic interests include a wide range of topics.
I look forward to working and sharing with the Moose Jaw Camera club not only to better my own craft but help others to do the same.
Thank you, Bob, for sharing your personal story and welcome to the executive!
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