GroupThirtyOne, A Photographers Collective

Craig Smith With a 35 millimetre camera from a pawn shop near Flint Michigan, I found photography when I was 20 years old. My early adulthood was spent capturing every memory I could get my camera on. But as always, life moves on. Marriage brings kids and kids bring work. Into the storage my camera went and on came the dust. I caught the camera bug again when I was 40 years old. I still shudder when I think of how much I paid for that compact digital camera with 5 whopping mega pixels, but nonetheless, my interest in photography came back to life. After a break due to the limitations of a compact camera, a co-worker Tom Arnold introduced me to Group ThirtyOne. With financial contributions from an old soul I was able to move on to a DSL camera. Boy, did the fun ever begin. I forgot how much I enjoyed that part of my life. Being born and raised on a family farm tends to draw me to agriculture and my rural roots of farm life .With special thanks to Colin and the group, I have expanded my horizons while having a great time. With meetings every other Monday I’m able to learn while thoroughly enjoying the knowledge and talent of my fellow group members. I’ve been taken out of my comfort zone and have been exposed to new techniques.

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