View Full Version : 25 posts = time to introduce myself

17-Feb-2007, 18:18
I've posted 25 times, so time to introduce myself. :)

I've been photographing stuff my whole life and have been lucky enough to remain employed as a photographer since my youth. I was a staff photographer at the Contra Costa Newspapers chain in the San Franciso Bay Area for a very long time and finally left to face the challenges of freelance work in 1998.

I started working with large format cameras in the early 90's when I started light painting my food photography and other illustration work. 35mm seemed like such a waste for the 5-10 minute exposures I would make with the Hose Master. I've enjoyed the view camera ever since.

I have volunteered many hours to the Photocentral program in Hayward, California occasionally teaching basic camera and workshops. The program is founded by a pair of very talented landscape photographers Geir and Kate Jordahl. I've enjoyed their friendship and highly recommend the program if you are in the Bay Area.

I currently live in Toronto, Ontario while my wife is attending university. I am a native of the California Sacramento River Delta, but enjoy living here in Canada and think it is a great country and Toronto is a wonderful city.

http://www.gregstidham.com <--- editorial portfolio
http://www.spokenimagepictures.com <---- photography by my wife and I

17-Feb-2007, 19:21
Hello Greg,

Good to have you on here with all your experience!

I'm sure others will benefit from your knowledge.

Cheers.... from Vancouver, BC! :)


17-Feb-2007, 19:26
Hi Greg, and welcome from Hawaii. Glad you decided to introduce yourself.

David A. Goldfarb
17-Feb-2007, 19:27
Welcome to the LF forum!

I did my M.A. in Slavic at Toronto.

Ron Marshall
17-Feb-2007, 20:07
Welcome to the forum Greg. If you like To. then make sure to visit Montreal.

17-Feb-2007, 21:58
Howdy Greg, I'm in Toronto too!

Uri Kolet
17-Feb-2007, 22:40
Welcome from the We(s)t Coast, Greg; glad to have you here, Cheers, Uri
P.S. Wish I lived closer to Dimpflemeier Bakery, Haimishe Bagels, and the Spadina cheese shops sometimes; I miss the pizza with ginger, garlic, and green chillies too.

Ralph Barker
18-Feb-2007, 08:40
Welcome to the LF Forum, Greg.

John Kasaian
18-Feb-2007, 08:52
Welcome Greg! I took a bus trip that went through Toronto in 1976 ;)

24-Feb-2007, 20:21
Thanks for the warm welcome.

@Uri - I will look into those places you mentioned :)