BetterPhoto Member: Patricia A. Cale

member since 3/25/2002


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I have seven children, and when they were small I bought a Canon AE-1 Program to take snapshots of them. I realized that many pros were using that camera, so I decided to learn how to use it and take the best pictures I could. I started taking some courses and reading everything I could to learn photography, and I still do.

For 5 years my husband and I published a magazine for the Chicagoland country music market. I took thousands of concert photos. I have had photos published in tour books around the world.

I now have 8 grandchildren and I enjoy getting good shots of them that their parents can enjoy.

After shooting with my AE-1 Program and AE-1 for about 15 years, I purchased an EOS Elan II about two years ago. I added a Canon Powershot G2 digital camera to my gear in February, 2003. In November, 2003, I upgraded my digital gear to the Canon Digital Rebel with its 18-55mm lens. All my EOS lenses are compatible with this camera and I can now enjoy the advantages of digital imaging with the control of an SLR.

I upgraded my camera equipment from the Digital Rebel to the Canon 20D in July, 2005. This camera will allow me to concentrate on portraits, weddings and model portfolios.

Member of NANPA, North American Nature Photography Association.