My other major hobby, besides genealogy, is photography.
I have been taking pictures since childhood but really became interested in photography in 1991, when I received my first SLR camera. Since then, except for a short hiatus of a couple of years, I have always had a camera close-at-hand.
My trade is mostly self-taught. My experience has been gained through trial-and-error, experimentation, self-study, and by observing and questioning the works of other photographers.
I have yet to find a specific style or niche: I enjoy experimenting with various genres. However, I prefer photographing sports-action, concerts, dance, and also doing documentary work. I am not a studio photographer. In effect, I like to capture a moment, not create one.
I offer my photographic services on a professional basis. Further information can be found on my professional website at www.macdonald-photography.com
2010 Juried Exhibition, Moncton Gallery
2008 Juried Exhibition, Moncton Gallery
2007 Juried Exhibition, Moncton Gallery
I have self-published one photo book from an ongoing personal project titled "Aboard the Irish Lass: Lobster Fishing in the Maritimes".
I have worked for a number of local, regional and national clients.
My primary gear consists of two Canon digital SLRs, several lenses and a variety of different accessories. I also have several film cameras in both 35mm and medium format, which I still use from time-to-time. Lately, I've become a fan of the iPhone and use several photography apps to record images that are not part of my typical style and vision.
I try not to get too hung up over equipment - the emphasis should be on the photograph, not the equipment or processes used to create it.