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What about Bob?
When asked, I will describe myself as one part recovering high tech executive and one part starving artist. My primary career was working in the high tech industry for Hewlett-Packard and Intel. While I enjoyed it at the time, I’m finding my second career in photography much more rewarding. As for the ‘starving artist’ – my physique will tell you otherwise. However, if I had to base my entire living expenses on being a photographer, I’m sure I wouldn’t be eating as well.
You could say that I was forced to love photography when I went to work for Eastman Kodak right out of college. I took all the classes that Kodak offered on capturing, processing and printing images. I even took advanced optics courses at nearby University of Rochester. However, my true love of photography laid dormant as I pursued my career in high technology. As luck may have it, I took a European work assignment for Hewlett-Packard in the mid-1980’s. While living there, photography became a serious hobby as I documented family travel and our cultural experiences. When I shared my work with extended family and friends, they encouraged me to do more. Soon thereafter, the digital photography revolution played well into my high tech background which further inspired me to advance my photographic and post-processing skills. As I entered my second career, I focused on landscapes and wildlife due to my love for our national and state parks. In time, my interest broadened to include athletes in action, city-scapes, old cars, interesting people and more. I produce and present digital art work in many forms, but all originate from a photographic image.
My wife and I recently moved from the mountains of Colorado to the desert just north of Tucson, Arizona. This change of scenery will drive many more years of new imagery at Bob Hills Photographics.
What About Equipment?
Nikon is my photographic platform of choice. I have used a line of Nikon SLRs and DSLR cameras including the Nikkormat, N70, D70, D200, D700 and D800. My camera bag includes 14-24mm, 28-70mm and 70-200mm zoom lenses and a fixed 105mm macro lens. My post-processing tools include Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, and HDRSoft’s Photomatrix Pro.
What About This Website?
This is the home and display portal for Bob Hills Photographics. There are 3 ways to explore images on this website: 1) HOME – this page features a 100 image slide show of my most popular images, 2) IMAGE COLLECTIONS –represent a sampling of the most popular images on a particular topic – a place, a region, a theme, and 3) IMAGE LIBRARY – is a complete archive of all images available on this website. The images are categorized into folders and galleries for easy navigation. In addition to imagery, there is information about the products and services I offer and ways to communicate or stay in touch with me. Please feel free to explore the entire site and thanks for visiting!