Gallery Opening for Photographers Stuart Gaines & Norman Paratore
Penn Camera Laurel
5pm until 7pm
Two photographers will be joining Penn Camera for a gallery opening on Friday March 19th - Stuart Gaines and Norman Paratore. All are welcome at this casual event where you can view their collection of images and enjoy light refreshments!
Stuart Gaines - Gallery Narrative
Norman Paratore - Biography
My first camera, as a kid, was a Kodak box camera that used roll film. While in the Air Force and stationed in Germany I found myself getting more serious about photography. I bought a Nikon Photomic FtN, 50mm f1.4, 105mm f.25, and a 300mm f4.5. Since I was in a photo reconnaissance outfit I had access to the photo equipment and developed and mounted my slides, developed and printed Black and White shots, and even bought bulk film and rolled my own cassettes.
When I returned to the US I worked in a retail photo store, made manager within three months, and finally supervised seven stores. But, my photography was limited to family photos. And, I traded in my big Nikon for a smaller Minolta SLR with through-the-lens metering.
Then about a decade or so ago my interest in photography was again rekindled. Bought a used F4s on eBay and then a new F5. But, wouldn’t you know that right after I bought the F5, Nikon introduced the D1. While I had played around with the swing-lens digital models (900 – 950), I was never satisfied with the results. So, now I had the F5 and the D1 in my camera bag. Didn’t take me long to realize that I invariably picked out the D1 to shoot with. Sold the F5 and I’ve been digital ever since."
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