This is a new feature for the CAPS photo club so members get to know each other better, and also to make them aware of what the photo club has to offer.
Please meet Richard Wear
I grew up in Summerland BC. My wife and I got married in 1976, took a one day honeymoon, then packed all our stuff into a truck and U-Haul and moved to Red Deer. After 38 years I guess it’s home.
We asked Richard the following questions and these are his answers.
Q: What is your favourite kind of photography, and what is it that interests you so much?
A: Currently I like landscape photography partly because I like being by myself and enjoying nature. And you don’t have to ask a tree to pose or smile.
Q: What kind of equipment do use now, and what did you start with?
A: I have had a few point and shoots over the years but currently use a Canon T3i.
Q: What is the one piece of advice that you would give to other budding photographers?
A: Well, I’m kind of a budding photographer so I’m really in the learning phase right now. I took a bunch of courses with Dwight Arthur and technically I can take some decent shots but I’m not very creative so I’ve got lots of learning to do in regards to composition. Also, as with anything you have to practice or you lose it, especially something like Photoshop.
Q: What is the best piece of gear in your camera bag?
A: Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens.
Q: What are your 3 favourite non-photo hobbies?
A: In the summer I love spending time with my wife golfing and camping. I also like motorcycling. In the winter I’m in a pool league and play once a week.
Q: Could you describe the best photograph you ever made and how you made it?
A: ? I’m not sure what the best one is, but the one I like the best is one I took this summer of a squirrel in a hole in our maple tree. The only camera I had that was small enough to get the shot was my cell phone so it’s not a great photo but I like it. He’s a cute little critter.
Richard provided us with some of his photographs which he would like to share with you..