Doug Grosjean [Doug Grosjean]
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Mechanical Designer / Drafter
Involved in photography since 1982. Started shooting landscapes for fun in Arizona using 35mm Olympus XA and a Minolta XD-11. Worked as a portrait photographer at a national studio chain before college, circa 1984. Continued shooting for fun through college and into the present: portraits, landscapes, whitewater action, motorcycle roadracing, and various snapshots.
Since they're so affordable now, I have a small collection of about a dozen cameras, and can shoot with whatever I feel like that day. The group includes a 35mm Widelux, a couple Rollei TLRs, a Kodak Medalist, and a Burke & James 4x5 press camera (b/w or Polaroid in that one). I normally shoot a roll of B/W each week to stay in practice, process it myself, and scan the negatives. Color in the Rolleis is for special occasions or vacation.
Currently shooting 35mm and lately medium-format, now that digital has made Rolleicords and Rolleiflexes affordable.
Since the above was written, I've added a 1919 Cirkut, a 1900 Kodak Panoram, and a Nikon D90 to the collection. All get used regularly, but the most thrilling, challenging, and satisfying photography is the panoramic photography, particularly the Cirkut photography. There are so many steps to producing a great panoramic photo, whether using a Cirkut or stitching together digital images, that the feeling of accomplishment when the finished product finally exists is awesome.
Motorcycling, whitewater kayaking, travel, history, writing.
Other sites of interest:
Doug Grosjean's Alaska Trip
My first book is now out, "Wheels," about being a father and sharing motorcycling with my son. It covers trips and experiences shared, from his first ride as a passenger at age 5, to my son's learning to ride his own motorcycle at age 8. Titled "Wheels", publisher Authorhouse.com. Click on URL below for more info: Wheels