About Warren T.

Warren T.

Thank you for visiting my photo blog. I already have two other blogs with photography content, so I decided that this photo blog, Viewfinder SF, will contain only images from my home town of San Francisco.

Here's is a brief description of my thirty-plus years in photography. My first camera was a Kodak 124 Instamatic. It used 126 film cartridges and flashcubes. I think I was about 9 or 10 years old. I joined the Photography Club at Marina Jr. High School where I learned the basics from shooting with a roll film, box camera, to developing the film, and printing the pictures. My first serious camera was a Nikkormat (by Nikon) FTn with a 50mm f1.4 lens. In high school, I shot yearbook pictures, and used a Nikon F2 with various lenses. I set up a portable photo lab in the bathroom of my parents' house where I developed B&W film and made enlargments with my a Durst, then later a Bogen enlarger. I moved onto medium format, first using a twin lens Yashicamat 124G, then moved onto a Hasselblad 500CM that I still have today.In the mid-80's, I apprenticed for a local wedding photographer for 3 years. I learned the different phases of the wedding photography business, and I was prepared to take over the business when my mentor retired. Unfortunately for him, I made a major decision at the time NOT to continue in the photography business, but rather to devote my time and energy towards furthering my computer consulting business which was just taking off at that time. Fast forward to the present, I'm still working in the computer industry, and I'm still into photography. I'm currently shooting mostly digital with my Nikon D100, but I still shoot film. Even after all these years I feel as though I am still growing as a photographer, and as you can tell, photography is deeply ingrained in me from an early age. It's what I would be doing if I didn't already have so much invested in my computer career.

I am not very interested in debating Nikon vs. Canon, film vs. digital, or auto vs. manual. In my opinion, the final image is what matters the most. That's why I get great pleasure from making good pictures from a wide range of equipment and formats.

I would be thrilled and honored If you wish to use one of my images, but please ask me first.

--Warren T.

My other blogs:

Warren's Place
Friendly Photo Forum

Photography Equipment

Lumix G5, G1, GF1, 14-45mm, 20mm, 100-300mm, 45-200mm, 14mm
Nikon Film SLR (F2, F2S, F3HP, F4S)
Nikon D100, Nikon D200
Nikkor and 3rd Party lenses: 17, 24, 28, 35, 50, 55 Micro, 85, 105, 200, 200 Micro, 300mm, 500, 15-30mm, 24-135mm, etc.
Leica M3 SS, Leitz 50mm f2.8 Elmar (Type 1), Leitz 135mm f4 Tele-Elmar
Voigtlander Bessa R, 35mm f2.5 Skopar
Hasselblad 500CM, 50mm, 80mm, 150mm
Lumix LX5
...and many other cameras of all types and formats