I learned on his Nikon. A vintage Nikon. Film. Manual exposure and autofocus. A Nikon that is at least as old as I am (yes, it still working after 26 years now). It was the camera that made me love photography.
This past Sunday, I was so happy to spend the day with my wonderful Dad, Ken. He has been such an amazing father is so many ways – teaching me to ride a bike, cooking me delicious dinners (pulled pork, chicken enchiladas, egg plant parm… I learned to make it all from him!), taking our family on incredible vacations, and more.
He is also the person who really helped fall in love with photography.
From letting me use his vintage Nikon, to getting me new lenses, to surprising me with a new Nikon as a high school Christmas gift, to building me a mini dark room in our basement, to running around to camera stores with me…..my Dad really showed me this amazing art.
Happy Father’s Day, Dad. You have made me a better person through all your support, love and advice.