Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/06/15

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Subject: [Leica] Personal introduction and invitation to view my photos in the gallery
From: imagist3 at (George Lottermoser)
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 11:06:50 -0500
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On Jun 14, 2012, at 7:01 PM, Rod Smith wrote:

> Hello Friends:
> I invite you to take a look at a few photos of mine. I?ve
> posted to the gallery under my name (Rod Smith).
> Feel free to comment.
> I started making pictures about 1967 (while in the 7th grade). My junior 
> high school  science
> teacher (George Dorsey, at Darlington School in Rome, Georgia) taught his 
> ?little
> buds? photography as a part of the science curriculum. I was also 
> motivated when
> I realized my father wasn?t so good at using his Argus C3. Over time I 
> became
> the family photographer, and the high school magazine and annual staff 
> photographer.
> I first bought a Miranda Sensorex, and  then changed to Nikon F, using a 
> Gossen Luna
> Pro. I then added a Rollei TLR made the year I was born (1954). I did all 
> the
> darkroom work for the high school annual, we used an Omega D3 autofocus and
> printed zillions of 5x7?s.
> Along the way, I was in the 4-H photography program. That
> led to a connection to working for Clyde Collier, the local newspaper
> photographer turned entrepreneur. I worked at Clyde?s studio and camera 
> shop
> for years.
> Eventually (2001) I too became a photographer entrepreneur hanging
> out a shingle and doing weddings in the Atlanta area. There were a number 
> of
> other careers in between.
> Now (at 57) I just shot for personal use. My partner of 30
> years, Michael, and I have been able to travel a good bit and see many
> wonderful things. Hopefully my photos will be a long reminder of those
> pleasures.
> Please enjoy some of my work. I hope to add more over time
> to the Gallery. I also hope to be more active in the forum as I continue to
> enjoy photography. Your insights will be of value as we persevere through 
> the
> changes to our hobby, craft, and / or profession.

Welcome Rod.
Look forward to seeing more of your work over time.

George Lottermoser 
george at

In reply to: Message from bigdlakeside at (Rod Smith) ([Leica] Personal introduction and invitation to view my photos in the gallery)