As a child, I made my own books out of those old composition notebooks, complete with photos taken with my Brownie camera, magazine clippings, and my own text. But somehow, I gravitated more toward the text than the images. In college, I majored in English, but my brother and I experimented with the family 8mm movie camera and my mom's old 35mm SLR.
Click! At 21, I dropped out of college and joined the navy at 21 and retired from the navy at 41. Meanwhile, I got married, finished my bachelor's and master's degrees, and dabbled from time to time in photography with my trusty Canon AE-1, a gift from my husband when he came home from a 6-month tour at sea.
Click! After the navy, I worked as an aerospace tech writer and eventually got my current job as an English prof at a small state university. My life was all words, all the time, but the photo-loving spark never died. Meanwhile, I got interested in scrapping, which--who knew?--I had done quite a bit of when I was a child. Then digital scrapping came along, and Wow! I was in love!
Click! In my early 50s, I rekindled an interest in my once-upon-a-time photography hobby, and once again, I was hooked! I found BPC a couple of years ago, and here again, I'm hooked! Some of the most useful online photography classes I've found have been right here. I love all the looking and learning I get to do here!
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