Thanks for visiting my site.
A friend recently asked me when I started taking photos. I could really answer that by saying I remember taking snapshots as a very young child using an old Kodak box camera and 620 film. That was followed by other film cameras and at least one Polaroid. Luckily not too many of those old prints and negatives are still around since I'm fairly certain they weren't that great. I had my first experience with a medium format camera (twin lens reflex) during my senior year and even though the experience was limited, I think I was hooked.
After graduation and entering the Army, I purchased my first 35mm SLR, a Bell & Howell FD35. One of the best things about this camera was that it was actually manufactured by Canon (it was a relabeled Canon TX). Along with a 50mm lens and a 200mm lens, this camera served me well for almost 16 years. It was later replaced by other Canon film cameras -- Elan IIe, AE1, and A1. While a lot of the photos taken with these cameras were of the snapshot variety, they were also where I started focusing (no pun intended) more on landscape photography.
In mid-2004, I entered the digital world purchasing a Canon 10D. I still have this camera and use it as a second body. One of the major advantages of digital is that it allows you to shoot more without incurring the cost of processing and developing. I also began upgrading my lenses around the same time and continued to shift my focus to outdoor photography (landscapes, wildlife, and some architectural). As you look through the site, you will see that this remains my focus today.
I still use Canon equipment today and use Adobe software (Lightroom and PhotoShop) along with plug-ins from OnOne and Nik for processing and managing my images. I've also digitized most of the slides and negatives that I have from over the years so some of the photos here were born digital while others are scanned film images. While a few photos were taken with fixed focal length lenses, most were taken with zoom lenses which, for me, offer more flexibility for a variety of situations.
I hope you find something here that you like and that you will come back often. I also maintain a more extensive photo gallery at frymanfoto.smugmug.com and billoutdoors.com which you are welcome to visit.