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Denise Villeneuve

"Discouraged by the limitations of a fixed focus lens, I bought my first SLR in 1985. It was a Nikon FG with a 35-70mm lens. I was in creative heaven! But, unfortunately life was too busy then to really learn much.  The last few years I've been taking photography classes and advancing my equipment. Today I use a Nikon F100 and Nikon D200 and D70 for taking my photographs. I have also acquired a variety of lenses as well.  Since I recently retired, I decided you are never too old to learn and enrolled in classes at Northern Michigan University, School of Art and Design with a photography major. To be honest, I am enjoying using many other mediums of artistic expression, including graphic design with the computer! I have so much to look forward to each semester!  I'm currently experimenting a little in infra red photography, digitally, and light painting. There is just so much to learn! Having a camera in hand leads to discovery - new ways to view the world, and rediscovery of things forgotten."

My interest in photography is the world I live in. Out in the country with horses. Nature has so many photographic opportunities! My horses also give me opportunities to capture their beauty and sometimes quirky behaviours. I have a passion for the country and with it shrinking, I want to capture what I can before much of it is gone. I have also been taking photographs of some equine events, and have been enjoying it as well.



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 Scott Machalk