Turning 50 in 2014

A collage of four inspirational words.

A collage of four inspirational words.

             Turning 50 in 2014 is an interesting event.  I am now old enough to join AARP, though I don’t plan on retiring anytime soon.  I am one of the youngest members in the group known as the “Baby Boomers.”  Over the last fifty years I have seen much; man walking on the moon, doing duck and cover drills, living on military bases for almost fifteen years, the burning of crosses in South Carolina, the Civil Rights movement, children being sent to different schools on buses because of the color of their skin, changes in computer technology, and many changes to photography.  I like to Imagine, Dream,  Create, and Believe in many things.  I am a semi-professional photographer living in rural western Montana. 

In the last few years I have purchased a DSLR, computer, and all in one printer.  I have had the opportunity to enter my photographs in juried art shows, the local county fair, as well as create photos for non-profit agencies.  I have also photographed a 30th high school reunion last year.  My skills as a photographer continue to improve through many resources; reading magazines, looking at online photography galleries of professionals, reading online articles by photographers, blogging, maintaining an online presence (Twitter, You Tube, Fine Art America, Facebook, and Wix), and practicing my photography regularly.  My intent and goal is to provide people and businesses with quality photographic services and products; photo CDs, prints, or other items. 

As I turn 50, I look at the years remaining and want to spend them doing what I love, photography.  I know that many photographers are working hard to create a business and style that is their own.  In the years ahead I plan to do whatever I can to create a quality career and life that is professional, ethical, respected, and well known.  I am looking forward to many more years of exciting moments in photography and life; imagining, creating, dreaming, and believing.


About Douglas Wilks Photography

I am an advanced photographer who lives in western Montana. I create a variety of strong images using a DSLR, computer, and digital software. I am available for hire for full time, part time, or projects. Most of my images are of landscapes, still life, and events. I am always looking to improve my skills, network of friends and professionals, and portfolio. I look forward to creating new friends, contacts, and others who are interested in photography.
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