My name is Leonard James and I have been interested in photography since my early twenties. In the beginning I played around with macro, landscape and night photography and genuinely enjoyed taking photographs. I took my first photography class at Cal Poly Pomona in the early 1979’s where I learned photography basics including how to process black & white and color film. I converted my closet to a darkroom and processed color and black and white images for several years. Then life happened and photography took a back seat for two decades.
I started doing a little traveling in the early 2000’s and my interest in photography started to grow once again. I bought my first digital camera in 2008 as I was about to leave for vacation in Alaska. The camera arrived 2 days before my departure date. Although I was unfamiliar with digital photography, the trip and the new camera re-ignited my passion for photography. I took photography classes in 2009 and 2010 at Sierra College to review photography basics and learn how to work with digital cameras and digital files.
As I became more familiar with my digital camera and learned to process raw files, my passion for photography once again burned with intensity.
During the process I developed a keen interest in bird and flower photography. Now, I enjoy photographing wildlife and flowers.
I enjoy sharing my photos with family, friends and others who share an interest in my work.
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