About Me

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After 39 years of working elsewhere, I’m now a photographer, and graduate of Durham College’s Digital Photography Program.

I spent my professional business career delivering various forms of change to people who didn’t want it (and learning a lot about human nature along the way).  I acquired two university degrees in Science (B.Sc.) and Business (MBA).  My career also included a stint in the Air Force Reserve.  Through this, I had the privilege of getting to know some of Canada’s first astronauts.  I’ve helped conduct experiments aboard special zero gravity aircraft – and experienced the joy of floating in space.

In 2014, it was time take my lifelong passion for photography and “focus” on being an artist – through the training offered at Durham College.   Two scholarships, along with permanent residence on the honour roll, say that I made the right choice.  I’m not happy unless I’m learning.

I’m now the owner of Old Girl Photography.  I’m especially drawn to fine art, architectural, landscape and event photography, but enjoy almost any form of image-taking.  The world is full of fascinating natural and man-made landmarks, many of which tell compelling stories of survival or imagination or both.  My aim is to find and photograph as many of them as I can.  When I do photograph people, I most enjoy portraying them in a place or situation that inspires them.

I love talking about my personal journey and sharing insights along the way.  I have become a regular speaker on the local camera club circuit.  And in July of 2019, I accepted the role of Program and Education Director for the Oshawa Camera Club.  I delight in helping others grow as photographers.

I live just outside Toronto, Canada.  Most summers will find me in the garden or taking pictures.  Winters are a whole different matter.

Download a copy of my bio here:

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Here’s a bit of information about my plans for 2021.  Consider subscribing to my YouTube channel and stay tuned.

5 thoughts on “About Me

    1. Hey, Kelly:
      Thanks for checking out my website and the great comment. As I was building it, I wondered if I would pass the “Norgate” test. See what effect you’ve had on me! Miss you too and looking forward to seeing you soon.

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  1. I love your site. It is simple and easy to use. You have a real creative flair and this is a wonderful outlet that lets others share it with you. I am also enjoying your blogs…..your creativity reflects there too.

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  2. Nina… Nice work! I especially like the video you posted. Great job on the website too! Keep up the great work.

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