Fellow Nikon shooters, Hello, my name is David and I've been shooting Nikons since high school in the mid-70s.
Not counting that little Kodak 126 square thingy, my first camera, and the one I miss the most, no thanks to the people who broke into my condo in Naples Italy back in the late 90s and stole it, along with many other F2s, F4 and way too many lenses that one person should own, was my first Nikon F2. From there it led to me buying and selling cameras to fund my new habit. I mean hobby.
That camera also led me to my first real career as I joined the U.S. Navy and became a Navy Military Photographer. I spent eight years documenting Navy life up to and including, shooting President George H. W. Bush. Not once, but I was honored to shoot him twice in my career.
Along with my first Nikon, ALL my equipment ended up stolen while doing my tour in Naples Italy and for that I gave up shooting for decades. Then one day I picked up a Nikon D80 and was excited to shoot once again.
A long-extended deployment, more than five years to Afghanistan, kept me away from shooting but didn't keep me away from acquiring more Nikon cameras, lenses, and toys.
To this date I have the D3x, D800e, Df, and my first digital, the D80, and again, way more lenses then one person should own. The D80 has been converted to shoot IR. Something I enjoyed shooting on film back in those days.
My interests are to get into landscapes from the sea to mountains. Also, to shoot in the Macro/Micro world. Plans for my future are to travel much more of the world shooting in those areas of interests and when I feel one is good enough, print it for my home. I also love cycling and look to combine those two interests into shooting as my cycling races or events I can.
Since I started in the age of film, my post-exposure experience is strictly in the darkroom. I've never post-processed any digital imagery and will be looking to figure that world out next. So, if anyone's got any tips/training material they can lead me to I'm a sponge.
Found this site not too long back as I began rekindling my desire to shoot once again while I am working overseas in South Korea. And nope, not as a photographer. Those days are long gone, now I'm into computer systems security.
Thanks for what looks to be a great place to hang around in here and meet new friends.